Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft & Design has merged with arts development agency artsNK.
The North Kesteven centre will reopen in a refurbished building under the new name The Hub.
An Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, The Hub will also be also home to Design-Nation, a portfolio network for designers and makers.
The £1.2m upgrade has created a new multi-use dance and conferencing studio, craft workshop, a cafe and bar and new gallery space, alongside the centre’s main gallery and shop.
It was renamed in responde to local feedback, reflecting the organisation’s commitment to being a cultural hub for its community as well as a national centre for craft and design.