Ridges & Furrows – Arts and Heritage Trail‏

A message from Lucy Lumb from the Visual Arts Team at artsNK:


I work in the Visual Arts Team at artsNK.  I’m co-ordinating the development of the Ridges and Furrows arts and heritage programme, which incorporates community engagement, historical research and artistic commissions in Sleaford, Welbourn, Waddington and North Hykeham as part of a new 28 (approx.)mile trail that will join The National Centre of Craft and Design and the Terry O’Toole Theatre, via the Lincolnshire ridge and the rural communities along the way. 

Over the next couple of months we intend to apply to Heritage Lottery Fund and the Leader programme for the two main components (the participatory activities and the physical art commissioning). It is hoped that we can develop projects where artists work in collaboration with historians alongside the community, to record, interpret and celebrate specific themes in each of these four locations.

It’s important that we consult widely and take as many opportunities to share information about this programme and our approach.  We don’t want to duplicate or compete with other projects/activity and we need to know that what we’re doing is appropriate and high quality in both an art and heritage context.

We delivered four artist residencies last summer, which gave us the opportunity to consult with local residents and tailor the programme to local need and ambition. You can read about the residencies on the artsNK website – http://www.artsnk.org/ridges-furrows-artist-residencies/

I look forward to hearing from you

Many thanks in advance,

Lucy Lumb