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The Harris secures Lottery Funding to continue their #HarrisYourPlace project

The Harris secures Lottery Funding to continue their #HarrisYourPlace project

29 March 2021

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston has been awarded £4.5 million in National Lottery Heritage funding, enabling them to continue with the #HarrisYourPlace project. This funding will help to facilitate the much-needed upgrade of this much-loved community hub into a 21st-century space for community, culture and learning.

Applications now open for next Creative Step cohort

Applications now open for next Creative Step cohort

29 March 2021

The Creative Step is Creative Lancashire's innovative online development programme, aimed at helping Lancashire-based creative business owners. We are currently recruiting for the next cohorts, which will take place throughout 2021. Find out more about the programme and the next cohort start date.

Soap Media recognised as the UK's number one agency for client satisfaction

Soap Media recognised as the UK's number one agency for client satisfaction

22 March 2021

Digital marketing agency Soap Media has been awarded the title of UK’s number one agency for client satisfaction by The Drum. The northwest-based company has fended off competition from thousands of its peers to be given the award by the biggest marketing website in Europe, pinpointing Soap as the elite UK agency.

Free Online Arts Workshops for Prestonians with The Living City

Free Online Arts Workshops for Prestonians with The Living City

22 March 2021

An opportunity to participate in creative and wellbeing-focused workshops which are free to people living PR postcodes, brought to you by The Living City Project and They Eat Culture.

Applications now open for Script Lab 2021

Applications now open for Script Lab 2021

22 March 2021

Script Lab is Film Hub North's annual Writer development programme supporting creatives in the North to turn their short film ideas into completed scripts. The programme runs online from May until November and applications are due by Friday 23rd April 2021.

NFM Poetry Commission Callout - Go Big With Your Words!

NFM Poetry Commission Callout - Go Big With Your Words!

21 March 2021

To coincide with World Poetry Day, the National Festival of Making have launched 'Of Earth and Sky', their first public realm commission since 2019. They are inviting the public to get involved by submitting your words and poetry online.

Blackburn Creative Spaces issues open call for submissions

Blackburn Creative Spaces issues open call for submissions

18 March 2021

The ‘Creative Spaces’ Open Call to artists from Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackburn Business Improvement District is aimed at supporting the post-Covid recovery of, and attracting people back into, Blackburn town centre through creative arts and culture.

Crafty Vintage Announce August Family Festival

Crafty Vintage Announce August Family Festival

18 March 2021

The organisers of one of Lancashire’s most popular events have announced that they will once again be returning to the grounds of Hoghton Tower over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Recovery Learning: Pass the Baton

Recovery Learning: Pass the Baton

12 March 2021

Curious Minds have published an open letter to Gavin Williamson to encourage a post covid ‘Summer of Creativity’ for children and young people. We have a nation of children and young people that have adapted quickly and valiantly to virtual, online learning with a level of resilience that only children can show. That said, there is widespread concern about the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on their mental health and wellbeing.

The impact of COVID-19 on diversity in the creative industries

The impact of COVID-19 on diversity in the creative industries

11 March 2021

As part of PEC's research agenda on the industry’s response to COVID-19, they partnered with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Creative Diversity to consult Industry Champions and APPG partners on the impact of the pandemic on diversity in their organisations and sectors. Panelists came from a wide range of sectors including tech, performing arts, publishing, music, film, architecture, dance and visual arts.

Hotfoot appoints two new specialists join their award-winning team

Hotfoot appoints two new specialists join their award-winning team

10 March 2021

Lancaster-based creative agency Hotfoot are celebrating the appointment of two new people to its multi award-winning team of specialists. Jazmin Fletcher joins as marketing consultant and Cameron Fitzwilliam joins as web developer.

Crafting Business training programme launches for emerging makers

Crafting Business training programme launches for emerging makers

10 March 2021

Crafts Council UK have launched a new creative business training programme for emerging makers. 26 Participants will be selected to take part in Crafting Business, a free 4-month programme starting in May. Deadline to apply is 31st March 2021.

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Julie Hesmondhalgh

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Julie Hesmondhalgh

08 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March 2021, we're doing a series of feature interviews with pioneering and trailblazing women working in creative fields, with a connection to Lancashire. Meet Julie Hesmondhalgh, a versatile actor, writer and activist raised in Accrington.

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Halima Cassell MBE

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Halima Cassell MBE

05 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March 2021, we're doing a series of feature interviews with pioneering and trailblazing women working in creative fields, with a connection to Lancashire. Meet Halima Cassell, award-winning, world-renowned sculptor who grew up in Blackburn.

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Lynsey Thompson

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Lynsey Thompson

04 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March 2021, we're doing a series of feature interviews with pioneering and trailblazing women working in creative fields, with a connection to Lancashire. Meet Lynsey Thompson, Managing Director of Wash Studio and Co-Founder of The Artistry House.