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We care deeply about being part of and supporting our local community and bringing the very best arts and cultural experiences to Sleaford and across North Kesteven.

As an organisation, we’re constantly looking to deliver high quality inclusive experiences to both the local community and audiences from further afield. But, to continue to do this we rely on the support of all of our visitors and supporters.

In these difficult times, there are three key ways in which you can help us to keep delivering a range of FREE events, workshops and world-class exhibitions here at NCCD:

  • Make a donation
  • Volunteer your time and skills
  • Give us feedback

“As usual, I am blown away by the skill and professional quality of the work. Always worth the effort to visit as often as possible.”

Visitor to NCCD


Throughout the year, we run a number of events, workshops, demonstrations and special events that are either free or run without making a profit. We have a commitment to deliver high-quality art experiences to everyone in our community.

However, to do this is an increasingly challenging task. So, if you are able, we are asking you to make a donation to keep our exhibitions, events and some of our workshops free or low-cost.

We understand that these are challenging times for us all and appreciate that this is not an option for everyone, however, we are incredibly grateful for all donations, however great or small.

Donations can be made at one of our donation boxes in our gallery or at reception or email to discuss other options.

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We have number of volunteers who work closely with our core team at NCCD assisting in the delivery of numerous aspects of our exhibition and learning programme here at NCCD. Volunteers work in a number of capacities including working with the marketing, customer service, learning and exhibitions teams on a wide variety of project and events. Our volunteer scheme is a mutually beneficial experience in which volunteers assist in the delivery of our programme, while also developing skills and experience in a lively and creative environment.

Volunteering at NCCD will allow you to become part of our friendly close knit team and gain a key insight into the workings of a nationally renowned arts venue. Volunteers also benefit from discounts in our café and shop, as well as invites to special events and exhibition previews.

If you’re passionate about craft, design and the arts and have a strong customer focus then we’d love to hear from you.

Applicants must be aged 16+

Fill in a volunteer application form and email it to

“My volunteering experience at The National Centre for Craft and Design has been of great use to me, my confidence and my future. The supportive staff play a key role in progressing my confidence, skills and knowledge in art specific areas. My aim for the near future is to secure myself employment in a workplace that echoes the atmosphere found within The National Centre for Craft and Design which radiates motivation, excitement and learning progression.”

Catherine Pritchard - Volunteer

Volunteer Application Form

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Part of our funding from Arts Council England relies on us collecting feedback from visitors about their experience at the centre. This is one of the most valuable things you can do to help support us.

Give us feedback

You can fill in a visitor experience survey when you visit the centre, these can be picked up from the cafe, shop and galleries. Alternatively, you can fill in a survey online by following this link.

Photo: Electric Egg

Photo: Electric Egg

Photo: Scott Murray

Photo: Scott Murray