Creativity & Culture

Scarborough Museums Trust and the Creative Industries Centre Trust Ltd Partnership Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery (run by The Scarborough Museum Trust) and Woodend (run by The Creative Industries Centre Trust Ltd) are working with Scarborough Borough Council to help shape the future of cultural provision in Scarborough.

The partnership has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Resilient Heritage scheme for an innovative project that will enable both organisations to explore new ways of working together, to become more sustainable and to develop a new approach to public programming.

Scarborough has a rich cultural heritage and thriving creative industries, which are a vital part of the local economy. Both SMT and CIC recognise the importance of heritage and creativity in creating places that are authentic, successful, of high quality and valued by the people who live, work and play there. Both organisations share a vision for Scarborough’s cultural development.

A Project Board has been established and a project manager engaged. Mentors with expertise in organisational structure and change management will be contracted to guide SMT and the CIC through the process. In addition, a series of training sessions, space audits and site visits will help staff, trustees and directors appraise key areas of service, delivery and programming.

Both SMT and the CIC are excited by this opportunity, made possible by HLF support, and look forward to making an important contribution to Scarborough’s continuing cultural renaissance.

Simon Bull, Chair of the Creative Industries Centre Trust Ltd said, “This is a very exciting time for Culture in Scarborough and I am delighted that we have been able to pull together such a project. We have not set ourselves a simple task and it will involve a lot of soul searching, but the potential rewards for the borough are tremendous. I very much look forward to working with everyone on the project board to put Scarborough well and truly on the UK’s cultural map.”

Paul Hollins, Chair of Scarborough Museums Trust added, “I am delighted that SMT is working with the Creative Industries Centre in this Heritage Lottery funded project – a project we anticipate will help Scarborough realise the full potential of its wonderful heritage assets and emerging creative industries.”

For further information contact John Anderson. Project Manager:

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Scarborough Borough Council