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Future Edit - Crafts Council Exhibition Open Call for 2020 Graduates

Future Edit - Crafts Council Exhibition Open Call for 2020 Graduates

10 August 2020

Craft Council are calling for BA craft and design graduates to submit applications to exhibit and sell their work at the Crafts Council gallery. The Future Edit exhibition will run from November 2020 through christmas, and seeks to support graduates who were unable to exhibit at physical degree shows this year.

#MyLancashire2025 Photography Competition Launched

#MyLancashire2025 Photography Competition Launched

10 August 2020

Blaze Arts are looking for 16-25 year olds to share their favourite snaps taken in Lancashire as part of the Lancashire 2025 City of Culture bid. Share your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #mylancashire2025 for the chance to win a prize. Deadline is 21st August. Find out more...

Award for UCLan textiles talent

Award for UCLan textiles talent

10 August 2020

A lifelong passion for plants and endangered species has inspired a talented textiles design student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to win a prestigious award.

Arts Council Announces Culture Recovery Fund

Arts Council Announces Culture Recovery Fund

10 August 2020

Part of the government's £1.57 bn package to protect UK culture and heritage sectors, this new Culture Recovery Fund offers financial support for cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure. Deadline for first round applications is Friday 21st August 2020.

Conversations in Creativity - Aziz Ibrahim

Conversations in Creativity - Aziz Ibrahim

06 August 2020

Conversations in Creativity is Creative Lancashire’s ongoing series of insightful dialogues with practitioners from across the disciplines. Music journalist John Robb recently interviewed musician Aziz Ibrahim for our series. The conversation focused on adaptability, the willingness to learn, and what drives Aziz in his work.

Lancaster Litfest invites Podcast Submissions about Walking Solo

Lancaster Litfest invites Podcast Submissions about Walking Solo

03 August 2020

Lancaster Litfest is looking for audio submissions about your experience of walking in Lancaster and surrounds as part of their Walking Solo project. Deadline for submissions is 21st August 2020.

Support Crafts Council's Let's Craft Appeal for Children in Need

Support Crafts Council's Let's Craft Appeal for Children in Need

03 August 2020

The #LetsCraft appeal is a craft pack scheme by Crafts Council. It aims to provide thousands of children from families in need, with access to basic art materials to support their creativity, learning and wellbeing over the summer. Find out how you can support it.

Arts Council launches Emergency Grass Roots Music Venues Fund

Arts Council launches Emergency Grass Roots Music Venues Fund

27 July 2020

Arts Council England is administering a new £2.25 million Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund to help ensure the survival of grassroots music venues from now until 30 September 2020. Applications are open until 12pm on Monday 3rd August 2020 and conditions apply.

The Mentor Circle seeks Mentors, Sponsors and Candidates

The Mentor Circle seeks Mentors, Sponsors and Candidates

27 July 2020

The Mentor Circle is a new mentoring programme launched by BAME business professionals to support 18-25 year olds from the BAME community affected by unemployment in the UK. Their first programme is up and running and they are looking for expressions of interest from mentors, sponsors and candidates for future programmes.

#GettingBackOutdoors: Audience Survey

#GettingBackOutdoors: Audience Survey

22 July 2020

Outdoor Arts UK are seeking our audience’s views on their desire to attend street, rural and countryside festivals, carnivals, melas and community events now and in future, what some of the barriers might be and missing out on Outdoor Arts during lockdown.

The Harris Museum Is Offering Paid Commission Opportunities

The Harris Museum Is Offering Paid Commission Opportunities

20 July 2020

Preston City Council and the Harris have set up a paid commissions initiative to support the creative and cultural sector sector as we struggle with the economic after-effects of Covid-19. There are currently two commission callouts open during July and August, which translate to 15 paid opportunities.

Creative England Launches 2nd Creative Enterprise : Evolve Programme

Creative England Launches 2nd Creative Enterprise : Evolve Programme

20 July 2020

Creative England have launched their second iteration of Creative Enterprise: Evolve. This unique 6 month investment readiness programme aims to bring together content makers spanning film and television, videogames, animation and VFX and supporting tech platforms.

FutureU launches The Lockdown Diaries - a writing competition

FutureU launches The Lockdown Diaries - a writing competition

20 July 2020

The Lockdown Diaries is a writing competion for 14 - 19 year olds across Lancashire. Keen young writers have until 15th August 2020 to submit their piece for consideration and stand the chance to win a wonderful prize.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Return

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Return

20 July 2020

The National Lottery Project Grants programme reopens on 22nd July, and has been prioritised to help fund independent organisations, creative practitioners and freelancers as quickly as possible, in the aftermath of Covid-19.

New #RedefiningLancashire Campaign Launches to Support The County

New #RedefiningLancashire Campaign Launches to Support The County

13 July 2020

As businesses start to evolve post-lockdown, organisations from across Lancashire have come together for a major new campaign highlighting the county. #RedefiningLancashire aims to build confidence and trust in the county's businesses, boost the economy and support a stronger Lancashire going forward.