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Image: Hannah Tounsend, ceramicist, print-maker and winner of New Designers One Year On 2016, received one year’s complimentary membership of Design-Nation. Photo courtesy New Designers.


Contents 05 Foreword From Our Funders 06 Welcome 07 Culture & Great Arts 11 Economic Development 12 Community Health & Wellbeing 15 Our Partners Front cover images from top to bottom: Aerial Performance at the Ridges & Furrows, Winter Haecca; Lantern parade at the Winter Haecca; Monsteraurus, Big Wooden Horse, photo: Alistair Muir (family show at Terry O’Toole Theatre); 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful, Lionel T Dean ‘Blattella’ light; Replica Terracotta Warriors, Crick Smith at the University of Lincoln; Dance Fit at Washingborough Primary Academy; Stopgap Dance Company at 11 Million Reasons performance, South Holland Centre. All photos by Electric Egg, except where stated otherwise.

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NK Arts Partnership Established in 2010, NK Arts Partnership unites five organisations that work together to bring the very best cultural and contemporary arts experiences and opportunities to Lincolnshire:

Based in Sleaford, The National Centre for Craft & Design is England’s largest venue dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of national and international craft and design.

Terry O’Toole Theatre is a multi-functional performing arts venue in North Hykeham which presents a high quality programme of drama, music, dance and children’s theatre complemented by a range of community performances.

artsNK is the country’s largest rural arts development agency specialising in visual and performing arts projects, including Transported Creative People and Places, Vitality and Aerial Dance Lincolnshire.

Design Factory is a selected membership organisation that commercially develops designers and makers through a programme of market and product development opportunities and a national network of peer support.

Design-Nation is an online portfolio for craft, design and product that celebrates British design excellence and initiates collaboration with its network, entrepreneurs, industry and the wider creative economy through a range of innovative projects and events.

NK Arts Partnership is operated by Leisure in the Community Trust and managed by North Kesteven District Council. The Partnership is a national portfolio organisation of Arts Council England.

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Foreword from our Funders This year has been both an exciting and a challenging one for local authorities and this is certainly true for North Kesteven as we undertook a review of our cultural services and the development of a new Arts Strategy. NKDC has a remarkable reputation for its commitment to the arts through consistent investment over 25 years. The invitation this year to host the Arts Council supported “Make Culture work” project has allowed us to see this achievement in a wider and national context. To remain relevant and justify investment the arts need to be dynamic and to respond to new expectations and purpose. This year’s programme clearly demonstrates our arts service still plays a vital part in the lives of our residents and to the district, bringing excellent art to The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford, to our communities and to our schools. Our new Arts Strategy lays out a clear plan to take this valuable work forward, enabling more people to benefit from taking part, increasing mental and physical well-being for residents, improving their quality of life and growing our flourishing communities.

Ian Fytche, Chief Executive, North Kesteven District Council

In a time of difficulty for local authorities it’s especially encouraging to see that North Kesteven District Council are adapting and changing to meet the needs of the local agenda whilst still maintaining a high quality arts service. The work in North Kesteven is a great example of the need for arts organisations to develop new partnerships to respond to change. artsNK have shared their expertise to the benefit of neighbouring areas, increasing capability and ambition wherever they work. The National Centre for Craft & Design has continued to develop inspiring and innovative programmes bringing more visitors to the county and reaching new audiences through the touring of its exhibitions. This year, Arts Council England are also pleased to support a new phase of research and development to develop a robust future for ground-breaking membership networks Design-Nation and Design Factory. We are pleased to have been able to support the work of the NK Arts Partnership and applaud the foresight in embracing the need to take control of their future.

Laura Dyer, Executive Director, Arts Council England

Page 04 images from top to bottom: Replica Terracotta Warriors, Crick Smith at the University of Lincoln, Featured in 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful, Photo: Electric Egg; The Giant Jam Sandwich, New Perspectives, photo: Pamela Raith (family show at Terry O’Toole Theatre); Nettles volunteer, Photo: Electric Egg; Janie Knitted Textiles; Laser etched leather ottoman

Image (right):

by Anna Gravelle of Design-Nation. Photo by Yeshen Venema & styled by Mugha Sapte.

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Welcome We hope this report provides a glimpse of the amazing experiences our partnership has developed and delivered this year. An integrated approach allows exciting and experienced artists and makers to inspire more and more people to take part, to increase skills and capabilities and to grow the contribution the arts can make to enrich life in North Kesteven and beyond.

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It has been a challenging year and the programmes reflect the need for all of our arts organisations to respond to changing opportunities and to find new partnerships that can reach new people and to new areas. North Kesteven has established a justified reputation for innovative thinking and developing new practice that allows its communities to flourish. The development of the new arts strategy for 2018 and beyond has evolved from the best of our practice and will help ensure innovative and high quality arts experience remain at the very centre of service delivery, contributing to health and wellbeing, to building community spirit and cohesion and to helping our economy thrive.

This report reflects the broad offer that has attracted thousands to Sleaford to enjoy and be inspired by NCCD’s exhibition and learning programmes. It speaks of the long term aspiration and trusting relationships that are necessary to build ambition such as the Ridges and Furrows place based festivals, artworks and trails. And it illustrates at the very centre of the programme is the nurturing of regular groups that allow creativity to draw thousands of young and old residents to create new work and to improve their health and happiness at the same time. Clare Edwards, Elaine Knight and Nick Jones, NK Arts Partnership

Image: The Dreaming Tree, Aerial Performance at the North Hykeham Winter Haecca. Photo: Electric Egg.


Culture & Great Arts Across the partnership we delivered a successful ambitious, innovative and high quality programme of exhibitions, projects, performances, outdoor events, public realm art, festivals, digital art and touring. 4 major exhibitions were presented at The National Centre for Craft & Design – Anton Alvarez built the very first autonomous manufacturing system turning the largest gallery for craft in England into a ceramic factory; Cause & Effect brought together 12 internationally renowned designers to explore their remarkable responses to adversity; we curated Here & Now the first major exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years; and we presented The Good The Bad & The Beautiful which explored the environmental, political, social and innovative aspects of 3D Printing. 19 smaller gallery exhibitions showcased local, regional, national and international talent including Class of 2016; Sleaford Embroiderers; Hybrids; Soft Engineering and the 20th anniversary exhibition by Association of Contemporary Jewellery. 217 artists exhibited in 23 exhibitions, 53 artists were international and 164 were from the UK. 82 new works were commissioned and 107 new works premiered at NCCD. We collaborated with 6 organisations. 3D Printing was NCCD’s most successful exhibition attracting an average of 163 visitors per day. artsNK’s Visual Arts programme has enabled experienced artists to create 4 new permanently sited artworks in North Kesteven villages to add to the unparalleled collection around the district. We have also completed the stunning ‘When in Sleaford’ arts & heritage trail by David Mackie’ and sited William Pye’s Wellsprings and Waterways Sculpture. We believe there are more publicly sited artworks here in North Kesteven than in any other district in the country.

WHAT A LOVELY EXHIBITION, WE’RE SO GRATEFUL FOR HAVING SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR OUR LITTLE GIRL TO VISIT. WE HAVE ONLY RECENTLY FOUND OUT THAT SHE IS VISUALLY IMPAIRED. OUR TRIP HAS HAS MADE THE WHOLE FAMILY’S DAY. LILY LOVED IT AND GOT STUCK IN WITH ALL THE INTERACTIVE BITS AND LEFT A VERY HAPPY LITTLE GIRL!’ LOCAL FAMILY VISITING NCCD WITH LILY, 4 YEARS OLD

artsNK have extended the opportunity for more people to enjoy great art on their doorstep by developing a new touring programme. This has featured community and artist created pieces; The Woolly Spires knitted church sculptures, Glassumimass glass works and landscape photography installations by Phil Cosker have been shown in churches and accessible venues across the district attracting thousands of viewers. artsNK is about people actually having a go, developing skills and appetite and growing the part the arts play in our communities. Over the year, we have worked with new community groups to increase ongoing opportunities across the district: In Sleaford a new ceramics group and new kiln-form glass group have been set up. We have also worked with Leasingham & District Gardening group on a creative project for the Village Hall, and will be delivering woodcarving sessions in the village in summer 2017.

Following the refurbishment of ONE NK centre, the team at the Terry O’Toole Theatre have worked hard to re-build audiences and encourage wider community use of the venue. The theatre programmed a number of high quality touring productions such as Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra, ACE Music and Dance and Blair Dunlop. artsNK’s Hip Hop Youth Dance Company redXco won the U. Dance County Final, True Motion for the third year running in March 2017. The group were one of 3 artsNK youth dance companies performing at the event. artsNK’s dance team has run, produced or managed 17 Dance Performances, with events in 4 LOV venues, 3 Leisure Centres and many outdoor locations; audiences for these events were over 8,000 people.

WHAT A WONDERFUL DISPLAY OF WORKS, IT HAS BEEN A SHEER PLEASURE TO VISIT. I HOPE TO SEE MORE WORKS LIKE THIS IN THE FUTURE.

INTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE TO SEE WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH GLASS. INSPIRED US TO TRY SOME DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES! VISITORS TO ARTSNK’S GLASSUMIMASS CREATIVE GLASS LANTERNS EXHIBITION AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH, WASHINGBOROUGH

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Case study: NCCD leads the way in creating NEW accessible exhibitions In January 2017 NCCD opened its first major partnership exhibition with the University of Lincoln. 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful unravelled the mystery behind the 3D printing process and tackled some of the big questions around the subject. Visitors also experienced NCCD’s first exhibition of accessible design that created new levels of engagement for people with a visual impairment. A yellow brick road acted as a raised pavement to guide visitors around the space with light, sound and touch also providing an immersive experience. The exhibition attracted visitors from across the country. It also opened NCCD up to new visiting groups such as Sense and members of RNIB. The success and impact of the exhibition is being evaluated and used as part of a wider research study by the University of Lincoln. NCCD and the university will publish and share their findings to help other cultural institutions create more accessible shows. 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful has set a precedent and all future exhibitions will now be curated with wider audience needs in mind.

STAFF COULDN’T WAIT TO TELL ME OF THE TRIP TO NCCD YESTERDAY AND HOW FANTASTIC IT WAS, EVERYONE WAS BLOWN AWAY AND EXPERIENCED SO MUCH FROM THE DAY... MANY THANKS FOR PUTTING ON SUCH AN INCLUSIVE EXHIBITION, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE IN THE FUTURE AND HOPE THAT OTHER EXHIBITION CENTRES AND GALLERIES MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING FROM YOUR LEAD IN CREATING SUCH INCLUSIVE EXHIBITIONS. WELL DONE!’ ANITA KIRKWOOD SERVICES MANAGER, SENSE

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Visually impaired visitor exploring tactile exhibits at The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful. Photo: Electric Egg


Case study: Design Factory & Design-Nation Member

Jane Withers Janie Knitted Textiles is a textile studio that develops handmade luxurious knitwear and textiles. Jane Withers and Michael Hanmer are the creative team at Janie Knitted Textiles. In their studio in Nottingham they create unique contemporary hand-made knitted fabrics and products for interiors and fashion from cushions to lighting, bags and throws. Influenced by environmental colours, textures and materials, Jane develops concepts and ideas that challenge the conventional use of wool. Jane joined Design Factory in 2005 and has since taken part in many exhibitions, projects and events including group exhibitions and trade fairs, mentoring schemes and international research trips. She was one of the first members to be invited to join Design Factory’s Fellows and was recently accepted to Design-Nation. ‘ The great aspect of being a member of Design Factory is that it brings artists and designers together in an informal way, gently guiding first steps into a creative career and beyond. We have benefited hugely over the years, taking part in group exhibitions and an export mission together with meeting a wide network of people. Our recent membership of Design-Nation is another exciting step towards becoming a truly professional practice; they share opportunities for collaborations and design development with industry experts together with nurturing a high profile for its members’

Image: Janie Knitted Textiles, light shade designs.

Design Factory and Design-Nation continued to help designers, makers and artists through their innovative membership schemes.

IN 2016/17

8%

INCREASE DESIGNER-MAKERS SUPPORTED

44 members benefited from group exhibition opportunities at the British Craft Trade Fair Harrogate, British Craft Trade Fair London, Handmade at Kew, Craft, Top Drawer and Decorex International. Professional development opportunities were provided through go sees, meet the curator sessions, swap shops, workshops, artist talks and direct one to one action plans. We also delivered a number of key events: Design-Nation hosted an event in partnership with Just Got Made as part of New Designers in July 2016. Makers and micro-manufacturers of both networks shared their stories with graduates and the public on working in partnership.

NCCD, Design Factory and Design-Nation were Midlands partners of Hothouse, Crafts Council’s flagship programme for the development of emerging makers. We worked in partnership with the Royal Literary Fund to offer specialist writing workshops for makers around the country. Talent spotting opportunities were provided through annual open exhibitions, competitions and awards. We also partnered with New Designers to judge the ‘One Year On’ Awards with two designers each winning a year’s free membership and an exhibition opportunity at NCCD.

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Case study: Ridges & Furrows in Welbourn with Sir William Robertson Academy In autumn 2016, 20 secondary pupils from Sir William Robertson Academy were involved with the Ridges & Furrows project in Welbourn. The students visited the Museum of Lincolnshire Life to make preparatory drawings of tools associated with trades in the village that were recorded in the 1911 census. These drawings were then translated into designs onto fabric using lino printing techniques. The series of prints were sewn together to make a striking ‘trade banner’ displayed at the Welbourn Horkey celebratory event. Teacher Jacqui Lawson helped organise and co-ordinate the schools involvement: ‘The Horkey really brought the community together, not just on the day but in the time leading up to it. The school pupils became involved in a project they would not otherwise have done and produced some great work. I was really impressed with the way that Lucy and Hayley from the NK Arts Partnership brought such a broad range of people together & really enjoyed the community aspect. I learned that by collaborating in this way, new and exciting ideas can be generated. I also did some enamelling which I had never done before! I really enjoyed the community aspect & would definitely consider participating in/ planning projects in future that include this type of collaborative approach.’

Image: Banner created by pupils from Sir William Robertson Academy, on display at St Chad’s Church, Welbourn. Photo: Electric Egg.

NK Arts Partnership was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding this year to grow and develop Ridges & Furrows, our 3-year multi-art form project which explores the heritage of towns and villages in North Kesteven. Following a series of artist research residencies in 2015, we identified a bespoke programme for each community and staged two major partnership events in 2016/17. In Welbourn, a range of artist-led workshops and activities were held with families, community groups and schools over the year to increase knowledge and create artworks that responded to the local history. The

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Welbourn Horkey Festival in October was held at the Village Hall, Castle Hill, St Chad’s Church, and The Old Forge, bringing the community together to celebrate village history, harvest and traditional rural life. In North Hykeham a vibrant Winter Haecca celebrated the story from old village to new town. Artists, musicians, a choreographer and aerial dancers worked together with local schools and communities in lantern making workshops and a new Aerial dance performance. A new celebratory song was also composed for North Hykeham.

1000

PEOPLE ATTENDED NORTH HYKEHAM WINTER HAECCA


Economic Development North Kesteven is recognised for its support and commitment to arts and culture. The arts are at the heart of economic development in the District and have continued to drive tourism and the visitor economy.

93,508

PEOPLE VISITED

THE NATIONAL CENTRE

FOR CRAFT & DESIGN

7239

PEOPLE VISITED

TERRY O’TOOLE THEATRE

(REDUCED CAPACITY DUE TO BUILDING RENOVATIONS BETWEEN APR AND SEP)

A series of events were delivered to increase visitor economy in Sleaford: North Kesteven District Council hosted the Made in Sleaford expo at The National Centre for Craft & Design in October 2016. This year’s event showcased the products and work of 22 local businesses and attracted 2,244 visitors to a series of workshops and talks over two days. We also teamed up with the national Big Draw campaign to encourage everyone to have a go at drawing. Linked to Made in Sleaford visitors created a tapestry of Sleaford’s industry, which has since toured to North Kesteven communities. In its 5th year Gifted Contemporary Christmas Market launched a two-day festive event that attracted 4,449 visitors to Sleaford. The event saw a 50% increase in sales. NCCD delivered four Opening Weekends to celebrate the launch of each main gallery exhibition. Visitors enjoyed private views, demonstrations, artist talks and family workshops. Workshops during School Holidays were a big hit with local families and young people taking part in a range of creative workshops and trails.

artsNK and NCCD hosted Making Culture Work, an event that brought together organisations and people to contribute to the District’s future arts strategy and better understand how evaluation can be used to show the value of arts and culture. Over the year NCCD has carried out audience research projects surveying the experiences, satisfaction and habits of visitors: 96% of visitors would recommend a visit to NCCD with many visit the Centre and Sleaford more than 3 times each year. Motivations for visiting NCCD were to see an exhibition; spend time socially with family and friends; participate in a workshop; and professional development. Design-Nation was awarded £79,000 from Arts Council England to deliver an expanded programme of membership opportunities; and undertake detailed research to create a new future for the organisation. NCCD toured 4 exhibitions to 5 venues in the UK and Scotland. 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe exhibited The Other Mountain: Contemporary Jewellery from China and Black Sheep: The Darker Side of Felt. Seeds of Memory by Michael Brennand-Wood toured to Broadway Gallery & Studios in Letchworth and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and Lichenology by Kate Bajic toured to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

65% 209% COMPARED TO 2015/16 NCCD’S LOCAL AUDIENCE INCREASED BY

BETWEEN 2013 AND 2016 WE HAVE EXHIBITED 4 TOURING EXHIBITIONS FROM THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CRAFT AND DESIGN ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT. OUR VARIED AUDIENCES ARE ALWAYS KEY TO OUR PROGRAMMING AND THEY FIND NCCD’S EXHIBITIONS ENGAGING AND INSPIRING. THE STAFF AT NCCD ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE, HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE AND WE VERY MUCH HOPE TO WORK WITH THEM IN OUR FORTHCOMING PROGRAMME. DOMINIC MASON, EXHIBITIONS OFFICER, 20-21 VISUAL ARTS CENTRE

Our exhibitions reached new audiences totalling 29,989. The Shop at NCCD showcased high quality British craft and design. Regular demonstration days brought the shop to life with making and we hosted a number of promotional events to launch new products. There was a 2% increase in sales compared to 2015/16. NK Arts Partnership generated £146,645 additional income from Trusts, Big Lottery, Universities, International funds, Art Fund, LCC Shortbreaks and Heritage Lottery Funding to diversify and deliver our artistic programme.

COMPARED TO TWO YEARS AGO

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Community Health & Wellbeing NK Arts Partnership is committed to ensuring the arts make a meaningful contribution to audiences and participant’s health and wellbeing, fostering social cohesion and community spirit, and ensuring people of all ages have the opportunity to experience and engage with great art.

1,381

WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & CLASSES WERE DELIVERED

Community: NK Arts Partnership attended 7 NK Wellbeing Days in North Kesteven villages during summer/ autumn 2016. 417 people engaged in consultation activities and community initiatives that will inform our future programmes. NK Arts Partnership continued to support and work with several community groups including, ACTion Community Theatre at Terry O’Toole Theatre, the Nettles Volunteer Group, MosArt mosaic group, Reflections Stained Glass Group, Glassumimass Glass group, Sleaford Embroiderers, Printers Inc. and Leasingham & District Gardening Group. ACTion Community Theatre was successfully re-launched at Terry O’Toole Theatre with a current membership of 40. It was the first Lincolnshire amateur theatre company to stage the award-winning play ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ in spring 2017, with lead roles taken by local young people. Vitality - despite the withdrawal of funding from Lincolnshire County Council, the team have continued to deliver their community classes, with over 40 taking place each week across the county with an average of 13 participants per class.

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20%

COLLECTIVELY,

112,851

INCREASE ON LAST YEAR

PEOPLE ENGAGED AND PARTICIPATED IN OUR PROGRAMMES

29

LOCAL COMMUNITY

GROUPS REGULARLY USED NCCD COMMUNITY WITH

419

artsNK’s Dance team and Vitality were both nominated for UK active and Matrix Flame Awards 2016, the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the UK active lifestyle sector. The dance team won the ‘Shaping Young Lives’ category. 29 local groups regularly used NCCD with 419 community hires during the year (a 27% increase on last year). NCCD worked with Ashfield Lodge Care Home to raise awareness of dementia. Dementia- friendly workshops were offered to local care home day care patients and 5 dementia friendly exhibition tours and workshops sessions for carers took place. Working in partnership with Lincolnshire One Venue’s a core group of local young people (aged 12-25) attended 38 weekly sessions as part of ‘Creative Young Minds’.

HIRES

The group has worked with exhibiting national artists and local practitioners; attended workshops; learnt new skills and took part in 2 outreach days. They also staged their own exhibition. As part of NCCD’s main gallery exhibition Here & Now and with funding from the Daiwa Foundation, two Japanese artists travelled to Sleaford to deliver professional artist-led workshops. Over 200 people from schools, communities and visitors learnt about each artists’ work and made their own miniature tapestries. NCCD’s Tots Tuesday welcomed more local families this year, the club aims to encourage children from a young age to enjoy and explore their creativity through art and craft activities.


Case study: artsNK inclusive dance participant

Sam artsNK’s inclusive dance programme provides young people (aged 8 – 18) with physical or learning disabilities with an opportunity to enjoy moving to music in a fun and safe environment. It is funded through a grant from Lincolnshire County Council’s Short Break Scheme and run in partnership with Transported. Nine year old Sam attends artsNK’s inclusive dance sessions at ONE NK in North Hykeham. We spoke to his parents about the classes; ‘Dance is something that Sam has always gravitated towards, but we have never found a group that we could trust to incorporate him and didn’t want him to be on the sidelines - so it was great to find something that caters for children with a disability. This group gives him independence to have an hour away from us. It has also helped give us the confidence to let him have a bit more independence outside of this. He’s had issues with balance and body control, but since starting the classes there is a noticeable difference in awareness of what his body is doing. He loves the classes and enjoys socialising with the other young people who come.’

Education: The National Centre for Craft & Design’s education programme went from strength to strength this year. 45 schools and 768 students engaged in workshops, gallery talks and activities during the year. 14 teachers joined an education forum. Inspire Dance engaged with Lincolnshire schools to create quality dance provision for young people, with 27,369 total engagements and have delivered in 60 Primary schools, 3 Secondary schools, 3 Special Schools, 2 FE colleges, 2 Universities, 1 Secure Unit artsNK organised the second True Motion Primary Fringe in March 2017 and two Primary Schools Dance Festivals at North Kesteven School and Terry O’Toole Theatre.

Image: Sam at One NK inclusive dance session, photo, Electric Egg.

NCCD partnered with Education Business Partnership to deliver an event as part of World at Work Day. The event created opportunities to link young people with business and enterprise opportunities. 9 schools submitted 91 entries for NCCD’s annual competition Lincolnshire Young Designer of the Year. 35 entries were shortlisted for 5 awards in artistic excellence, innovation, exceptional research and development, inspirational concept and young designer of the year. 102 people attended an awards evening. NCCD promoted Artsmark opportunities to schools with 2 local schools attending bespoke workshop days.

artsNK worked in partnership with Lincolnshire Sport and East Midlands Caribean Carnival Arts Network to devise and develop the cultural component of the Sainsbury’s Schools Games Summer Festival in Lincolnshire, with schools across the county taking in part in both dance and visual art activities. 6 North Kesteven schools were involved with workshops and activities for Ridges & Furrows. Terry O’Toole Theatre continued to work with Lincolnshire One Venues to engage young people with the venue, and give them the chance to programme events at the theatre.

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Image: emccan parade at the 2016 Lincolnshire School Games. photo: Chris Vaughan.


Our Partners NK Arts Partnership works collaboratively with local, regional and national partners to bring the very best arts experiences to North Kesteven and Lincolnshire.

NK Arts Partnership would like to thank the following partners and supporters that have contributed to make 2016/17 a successful year:

Local Hill Holt Wood

Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park

Ash Villa

Sleaford Heritage Forum

William Alvey C of E Primary School

North Kesteven School

Lincolnshire One Venues

Lincolnshire Cultural Senior Officers Group

North Kesteven District Council

Partnership NK

Lincolnshire County Council

University of Lincoln

Diocese of Lincoln

Active Lincolnshire

Shine Network

Inspire +

St Georges Academy

North Hykeham Town Council

Waddington Parish Council

Welbourn Parish Council

East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum

Managed Care Network

Dance 4

East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network

Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands

Craftspace

Gallery Topp

Lustre

Deda

EmJazz

David Ross Education Trust

Lincolnshire Health Improvement Partnership

People Dancing

One Dance UK

Crafts Council

Touring Exhibitions Group

Centre Of Ceramic Art

CraftNet

Engage

ARTIST ROOMS

London Craft Week

New Designers

Craft Scotland

Big Draw

Audience Agency

Rugby Art Gallery

Gallery Oldham

Platform Gallery

Forty Hall

Royal Botanics in Edinburgh

Handmade at Kew

CRAFT

British Craft Trade Fair

Royal Stafford

Wentworth Pewter

Southbank Centre

Decorex

Just Got Made

Sorrell Foundation

Leeds Beckett University

Barbican

Cockpit Arts

Devos

Maison & Objet

Sleaford Town Council

Regional

National

MUSCON

For more information on NK Arts Partnership, please visit: www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk @nationcraft National Craft and Design nationalcraftanddesign info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk www.designfactory.org.uk @designerem designfactory design_factory info@designfactory.org.uk

www.designnation.co.uk @Design_Nation Search for Design-Nation info@designnation.co.uk

www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk @TerryOToolethtr TerryOTooleTheatre Terryotooletheatre@litc.org.uk

www.artsnk.org @artsNK1 & @artsNKDance artsNK1 & artsnkdance artsnkdanceteam artsnk@litc.org.uk

Back cover images from top to bottom: Young visitors looking at Lyndall Phelps artwork Fertile Ground, at a Ridges & Furrows event in Welbourn, photo: Electric Egg; Evolve Youth Dance company performing at True Motion, 2016, photo: Electric Egg; Ceramics by Taz Pollard on the Design-Nation stand at Decorex 2016; Visitor to The National Centre for Craft & Design’s, Here & Now exhibition, photo: Electric Egg; Furniture-maker Angus Ross of Design-Nation, photo courtesy the artist; Silk scarf by Ekta Kaul of Design-Nation. Photo by Yeshen Venema & styled by Mugha Sapte; Vitality class, photo: Electric Egg. NK ARTS PARTNERSHIP Annual Report 2015/16

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