How would you like to be a part of delivering a brand new creative programme in Grimsby for 2021 and beyond?
Grimsby Creates will fund up to four major creative activity projects which will take place in Grimsby over the next two years.
The four funded projects could include one-off events, or a series of activities, artists’ residences or public art. The vital aim is that creative work is ambitious, and of a scale and quality which hasn’t been seen in Grimsby before.
From the proposals, it is expected that a creative programme of free activities and events will happen throughout town centre spaces, within heritage buildings and found spaces throughout Grimsby town centre.
The aim of this programme will be to celebrate shared pride in local origin, heritage, food and future in new, exciting and innovative ways, and increase participation in creative activity.
The four key themes for the creative programme are:
- Origins: local legends, myths inspired by Grimsby’s unique heritage and place, based on telling the story of one of the legends of Grimsby’s origin the story of ‘Grim and Havelock’.
- Food: Grimsby is nationally and internationally renowned for its food and specifically food linked to the sea. This presents an exciting platform to increase focus on Grimsby as a town that is still a key area for the food industry.
- Heritage: Our heritage as a fishing port, including all the associated heritage assets in the dock area have a significant place in Grimsby’s story of life and place.
- Future: Grimsby has huge significance with the renewable energy sector through its relationship with major international organisations.