Monthly Archives: September 2015

TOOL – Maker Lab Collective

The Maker Lab Collective would like to invite you to join them in “making”:


Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one’s occupation or profession. Something used in the performance of an operation; an instrument.

A device for performing work, tool suggests an implement adapted to facilitate a definite kind or stage of work and suggests the need of skill more strongly than implement.

A tool can be a physical object such as mechanical tools including saws and hammers or a technical object such as web authoring tool or a software program.

Furthermore; a concept can be a tool.

Creating is the tool, which allows the child’s mind to grow.

Words are a tool.



Make a tool; use the tool to show what the tool can do.

This project is aimed at anyone who is interested in MAKING of any kind.

The deadline for this project is Monday 11th January 2016, resulting in an exhibition of work.


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Between 23-26 September Lincoln Performing Arts Centre will host a very special experience – Paines Plough’s Roundabout Festival – featuring a packed schedule of critically acclaimed theatre, comedy, music and family performances.


Roundabout is an intimate flat-pack theatre-in-the-round that will be erected next to the Great Central Warehouse Library beneath a specially constructed geo-dome.

There has never been anything like this in the city before, with Lincoln being one of only a few places in the UK to present this unique experience, following successful runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Southbank.

Outside Roundabout will be an outdoor seating area, festoons, bunting, a bar and stage with live acoustic sessions from young musicians, adding to the unique festival feel.

For more information on the festival, to see the festival highlights and to book tickets visit the LPAC’s website here.

Culture Connects

Training and Support for Lincoln’s Arts and Cultural Sector

Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership have put together a programme of training and support to help you take fresh approaches to enable your work to thrive. These sessions are a great opportunity to develop skills and are open to all students. They are free so they’ll be incredibly popular, book your place ASAP to secure your place!

Social Media and Digital Marketing Masterclass

22nd September, 1.30pm – 4.30pm  (Lincoln Drill Hall) Social media and digital marketing can make all the difference when it comes to engaging with audiences and shining a light on the great things you’re doing, but knowing what to share and how to strike the right tone can be tricky. Drawing on case studies and best practice, the course will consider the use of social media in the arts and help you to get to grips with using digital tools effectively in creative marketing strategies.  This session will be led by Jake Orr, Artistic Director of A Younger Theatre and Founder of Incoming Festival.

Book Your Place Here

Growth Through Change: Developing New Fundraising Income Streams for Arts and Cultural Organisations

15 October, 9.45am – 4pm (Doubletree by Hilton, Brayford Wharf North) With further cuts to public funding for the arts likely, developing agile, innovative and diverse income strategies has never been more important for those working in the sector.  This one-day seminar will explore how business models can be adapted to encourage resilience.  Whether you’re a large arts organization or a sole practitioner, this is a conversation you need to be part of! Amanda Rigali, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, will lead this session and will be joined by guest speaker, David Byrne of the New Diorama Theatre.

Book Your Place Here

Bid-Writing Masterclass

18 November, 1.30pm – 4.30pm (Lincoln Drill Hall) Bidding for funding is a competitive process and this masterclass will support you in making sure your application hits the spot.  You will leave the session with an enhanced understanding of the bid-writing process and a toolkit of dos and don’ts for presenting your ideas to funders.  Ruth Jarratt of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy will lead this session.

Book Your Place Here

For more information please visit



Nick Simpson’s Case of Curio

‘Earth-art=Eh’ from our MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice students opens this week. The exhibition takes place in the MA Design Studio from the 9th-18th of September and is open daily from 10am-4pm. We will be hosting a private view of the exhibition on the 10th of September, 5pm-8pm, in the MA Studio. Pop along if you can – everyone’s welcome!

“The ways in which we experience art and culture are changing. The internet, mobile phones and social media have become both an aid and crutch for society, changing our attention spans and also the way in which we see, record and remember. Like never before, we have access to the “EARTH”, to other worlds and new global perspectives, there here-and-now as it happens, at the end of our fingertips. Unbeknownst to many, these become curated spaces that engage with on a daily basis therefore, how does this change the way in which we curate?

In this immersive and captivating digital-visual world, and in an environment up against financial instability, there is a need for artistic and cultural innovation, and in(ter)vention – the cultivation of a new curatorial dimension. Can we even imagine an existence of “EARTH – ART”, an existence without art and culture?”

9th-18th Sept // 9am-4pm, Mon to Sat // MA Studio, AAD Building, University of Lincoln