Arts and culture

‘Great Art for Everyone’

North Kesteven District Council has a long-standing commitment to arts and culture and has operated exemplary creative and cultural services for over 25 years.

We want North Kesteven to be an area where residents both young and old enjoy arts activities and events. We also want to be a place where the arts, enterprise and opportunity thrives and a place where people want to live, work, play, study and do business.

Participating in enjoyable socially creative activities can improve a person’s health and wellbeing, it develops strong and cohesive communities and it creates a great place to live and visit.

The NKDC Arts Strategy is founded on the Council’s vision ‘Great Art for Everyone’.

ArtsNK are a unique team of visual and performing arts specialists that initiates and supports arts projects across the North Kesteven district, Lincolnshire and the East midlands. Their purpose is the strengthen and enrich the arts to make a meaningful and valued contribution to the well being of the District, County and the East Midlands; and to do this by working in villages and communities, providing specialist support and expertise and through long term developmental relationships.

For more information visit the ArtsNK website

The Terry O’Toole Theatre is an intimate, 200 seat arts theatre which presents a vibrant, high quality programme of professional drama, music, dance and children’s theatre, complemented by a wide range of community performances. As well as performances, they boast a lively Take Part programme, including artsNK Youth Dance, Djembe drum workshops and ACTion Community Theatre.

For more information visit the Terry O’ Toole Theatre website.

The National Centre for Craft and Design sits at the heart of the market town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire in the beautiful riverside setting of Navigation Wharf. It is a world class venue, the largest in England, entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of international and national craft and design.

The Centre boasts five exciting gallery spaces producing a highly respected seasonal exhibitions programme of the most innovative, challenging and accomplished artists practising within the craft and design arena today.

For more information visit the National Craft and Design website.

The Playhouse was restored to a working theatre in 2000 and has had a varied history. Originally built as a theatre, it was subsequently adapted for a variety of other uses to meet the demands of the time, and is now once more a working Georgian theatre, one of only two remaining in the country. Sleaford Little Theatre now has the ‘home’ they have dreamed of and the town has an invaluable venue for all sorts of events.

For more information visit the Sleaford Playhouse website.