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Loewe Foundation - Craft Prize 2022

The LOEWE FOUNDATION has opened the call for entries to the fifth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. The LOEWE FOUNDATION seeks to recognise uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision, technical skill and determination to innovate will set new standards for the future of craft. The winning works will be featured in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Seoul in Spring 2022. Deadline: Monday 25 October 2021.

Lancaster Priory Memorial Commissioning Group - Project Manager: Facing The Past, Lancaster Priory

By commissioning a piece of public art, the Facing the Past project, conceived and led by the Lancaster Priory Memorial Commissioning Group (hosted by Lancaster Priory), aims to reflect, reveal and redress omissions in our collective memory of the role Lancaster played in the transatlantic slave trade and of the enslaved people who came through the city. With Phase 1 underway, the Group are now looking to recruit a freelance Project Manager for Phase 2, initially for 15 days in Autumn 2021. Application deadline: September 27, 2021

Barra Culture - OPEN CALL: 4 x artists/companies for community artist-in-residence programme

What can you dream up that will creatively inspire our people? Barra Culture is part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme (CPP). As part of our ‘Engaging Barrow’ artists-in-residence programme for 2021-22, this is an OPEN CALL for 4 community-engaged artists/companies working in any art form(s). Successful candidates will deliver an exciting, distinctive, and inspirational participatory arts project in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. Application Deadline: October 18, midday

Crafts Council - Craft School - Yinka's Challenge

The Craft School challenge is a nationwide competition to get primary and secondary school students to submit a craft project on one of three themes: play, storytelling, and empowerment. The challenge has been set by Crafts Council trustee and multidisciplinary artist Yinka Ilori and will take place from September 2021 to March 2022. It will encourage and nurture craft thinking and making and provide a moment to celebrate the brilliant craft creativity of a younger generation. Deadline for Registration: 17th December 2021.

Museum Freelance - CPD Grant Fund

The Museum Freelance CPD Fund will provide 28 x £500 grants to freelancers working with museums, heritage sites, libraries, archives and galleries in the UK to spend on their CPD. Successful applicants to invest in their professional development in a way that works for them, in particular to enable freelancers to stay relevant and address the changing needs of the organisations they work with after the upheaval of the last 18 months. Deadline to apply is Monday, 4th October

Eden Arts - Executive Director

Eden Arts is looking to appoint a dynamic and ambitious Executive Director to work alongside the Creative Director in leading the company and its dedicated team through our next stage of ambition and growth. The role will provide strategic leadership and business direction and will lead on all managerial, financial and operational functions of the company. Deadline: Sunday 26th September 2021.

Walk the Plank - Head of Learning

Full Time Post (Fixed Term, approx. 12 months). This post combines leading the learning for Green Space Dark Skies (approx. 3 days per week) with taking the lead for Walk the Plank’s learning programme. GSDS will see up to 20 spectacular events embedded in a 12-month programme of engagement that celebrates the contemporary landscapes of Britain while also flinging open the doors and welcoming people in. The project is UK wide: 9 events in England, 4 in Scotland, 4 in Wales and t3 in Northern Ireland. Application Deadline: 9am, 23 September 2021.

Lancashire County Council - Queens Platinum Jubilee Arts Commission

The Lord-Lieutentant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth and a collective of local business leaders and cultural professionals have come together to commission a new artwork which celebrates this extraordinary moment in our civic history. We wish to commemorate both her majesty’s relationship with Lancashire and her service to the nation in a new artwork that connects with and expresses the respect of the industrious, creative and diverse communities that live and work here. Deadline for Stage 1 applications is Friday, 24 September 2021.

UK Government - Queen's Award for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses and a Royal endorsement that winners tell us gets their business noticed, above and beyond the competition, both at home and overseas. Other benefits which winners have reported are: excellent marketing opportunities and press coverage; worldwide recognition as an outstanding British company; increased turnover and international trade; a boost to staff morale, and also to partners and stakeholders. Application Deadline: midday, Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Hopeful & Glorious - Winter Art Fair Trading Opportunities

Hopeful & Glorious are hosting their next Winter Arts Fair at Lytham Hall from 20- 21st November. Interested traders can find out more information and apply via the link below. ​

Future Fashion Factory - Innovation Funding Call No 5

Future Fashion Factory has grant funding available to award to eligible businesses / collaborations of businesses for projects ranging from <£10,000 up to £100,000. We aim to support innovative projects in the high value fashion and textile industries that fit with any of our core research themes: Last-stage customisation, Circular economy (sustainability / waste), Aesthetic communication, Data-driven design (AI / deep learning), Skills and education for STEAM-based designers. Deadline: 5pm, Thurs 30th September 2021.

Kirkgate Arts & Heritage - Creative Artist Commission - Call for Proposals

Kirkgate Art and Heritage wants to commission an artist to create a representation of Dorothy Wordsworth using light to be erected on a temporary plinth on Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, as part of the 2021 town centre Christmas lights. The 'statue' will celebrate the town's most famous, but often over-looked, daughter and her values and skills in creative writing, nature/the environment and collaborative working. Deadline: 12pm Friday, 3rd September 2021.

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