North East Lincolnshire Council has appointed creative consultants Beam to determine its new culture and heritage strategy.
The council decided in 2017 to outsource its next cultural strategy. Cabinet Minister for Culture Callum Procter said “it’s now time update our work and build on the firm foundations now in place”.
The area has recently benefited from funding through the Cultural Development Fund, Heritage Action Zone and Towns Fund, alongside support for cultural programmes Grimsby Creates and Cleethorpes Townscape Heritage Programme.
Beam consultant Frances Smith said the strategy will “build on achievements to date and explore how the power of creativity can help residents and visitors to shape North East Lincolnshire’s distinct sense of place.”
It will focus on three key elements: how to build leadership, how to engage young people and how to celebrate the area's heritage.