Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts and culture activities.
Transported do this through a programme of high-quality arts activities and workshops, public art sculptures and trails, performances and festivals, many of which are free for the public.
The Transported programme navigates barriers to engagement through an innovative arts, culture and heritage programme that is relevant to the area and offers real value through: Self-making, contributing to people’s happiness health and wellbeing; Community-making, fostering pride of place and building community cohesion; and Place-making, creating great places to live, work and visit.
It is overseen by The University of Lincoln and is funded as part of the national Creative People and Places initiative from Arts Council England through the National Lottery.
The investment encourages long-term collaborations between local communities and arts organisations, museums, libraries and local authorities with the aim of creating new approaches to develop inspiring, sustainable arts programmes for the community.
As well as engaging people in the arts and with artists, Transported also supports ‘place-making’ initiatives, using empty shops for activities, and encouraging people to ‘shop local’ and use their high streets. To this end, Transported also works with local business groups, traders and commercial companies.
Notable public artworks that the organisation have been behind at the Boston Buoys sculptures, The Spalding Trail, and the Dolphin Lane Heritage Mosaic and notable events include the annual Boston Illuminate Parade, The Fyr Garden and the Spalding Super Saturdays.