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Call out for organisations and individuals to help lead cultural development in South & East Lincolnshire

The South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership is looking for individuals and organisations with a passion and experience in local culture, arts and heritage, to help form a new strategic member board to help shape the sub-region's arts and cultural sector.

The 16-strong board will be made up of skilled, experienced, and motivated members looking to be at the forefront of leading cultural change and helping to create a more vibrant and dynamic arts, culture and heritage offer in South & East Lincolnshire.

One of the key roles of the board will be to lead on the Partnership's ambitious three-year National Portfolio Organisation programme, a £2million Arts Council England funded programme to support art, culture, heritage and creativity across the whole of the Partnership area, providing meaningful opportunities and programming for residents, developing the sector and helping to build our arts, culture and heritage capacity.

All board members will also have a responsibility to champion the Boston and East Lindsey Cultural Framework, while also supporting its future development and expansion into South Holland.

Please note that places on the board are on a voluntary, unpaid basis, with reasonable expenses covered for work carried out.

In a joint statement Councillor Graham Marsh, deputy leader at East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Sarah Sharpe, portfolio holder for Culture at Boston Borough Council, and Councillor Elizabeth Sneath, portfolio holder for Conservation and Heritage at South Holland District Council said: "Through our cultural framework and national portfolio organisation funding we have a fantastic opportunity to bring opportunities around culture, arts, heritage and events and the enormous and varied benefits they bring right to the hearts of our local communities in Boston, East Lindsey and South Holland.

"To achieve this, it is vital we have a strong member board with a diverse range of experiences, ideas and voices from across the Partnership area and the arts, culture and heritage fields, to help make these ambitious plans a reality, and to ensure that we feel the most possible impact of this funding for our residents, local health and wellbeing, tourism, economy and much more."

The Partnership welcomes applications from people from relevant organisations and at a senior level with a desire to create the most wide-ranging diversity of members as possible. An observer group will also be created to provide further local depth to the discussions. Further to the 16 main members, there will also be an opportunity for three young people to be represented and observe and participate with the Board.

Board members will be asked to meet in person at least four times a year within the Partnership area. They should be able to input and guide new projects and link in to other organisations, both locally and nationally, to make the ideas a reality.

More details can be found at https://www.boston.gov.uk/NPO, and for an informal discussion on the Board please contact the Place team on Samantha.Phillips@e-lindsey.gov.uk. Those wishing to follow the project as it develops can also receive regular update by signing up to the newsletter at https://www.boston.gov.uk/NPONewsletter.