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5G productivity boost for the North

5G productivity boost for the North

21 September 2020

AMRC, Miralis and Digital Catapult are part of the 5G Factory of the Future programme giving manufacturing and industrial businesses in the North West a boost with the announcement of almost £10 million public/private investment in an open access 5G industrial testbed.

Radical Design Thinking Open Call extended for Under 18s and Young People

Radical Design Thinking Open Call extended for Under 18s and Young People

21 September 2020

Design In An Age Of Crisis is a global open call from Chatham House and London Design Biennale, inviting radical design thinking from the world’s design community, the public and young people. They have extended the call for submissions, specifically from young people, until 31st October 2020.

New Pendle Artist Residency Opportunities

New Pendle Artist Residency Opportunities

14 September 2020

In Situ has announced two exciting new short artists residencies for Lancashire-based artists as part of The Gatherings programme. Deadline for applications is 4th October 2020.

Create Britain launches to showcase the best of British Creativity and Design.

Create Britain launches to showcase the best of British Creativity and Design.

14 September 2020

Create Britain is a new online platform designed as an alternative to Google and LinkedIn, and aims to help makers and creaters promote their work locally, nationally and internationally. You can create a profile for free.

Festival UK* 2022

Festival UK* 2022

10 September 2020

Festival UK* 2022 is a major nationwide festival showcasing the UK’s creativity and innovation to the world. Festival UK* 2022 is inviting expressions of interest from Creative Teams for a funded R&D project to create compelling, ambitious and jaw-dropping public engagement acts on a global scale.

Government launches Kickstart Scheme - a £2bn fund to support work placements for young people.

Government launches Kickstart Scheme - a £2bn fund to support work placements for young people.

07 September 2020

The Kickstart Scheme from HM Government is a new £2 billion fund to create high quality, 6-month work placements for 16-24 year olds, who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Local Chambers of Commerce are working alongside the British Chambers of Commerce as intermediaries in coordinating business responses.

Lancashire PR Firm Scoops Three Awards

Lancashire PR Firm Scoops Three Awards

26 August 2020

NW Lancs-based PR firm, Catapult PR, has won three awards in the course of a week, becoming a double winner at the prestigious PRCA DARE Awards North and also being named the North England Prestige Awards’ ‘Public Relations Firm of the Year’ for Lancashire and Northern England.

The Museum Freelance Covid-19 Hardship Fund

The Museum Freelance Covid-19 Hardship Fund

26 August 2020

Museum Freelance have launched a grant fund to provide emergency support for freelancers who work with museums, heritage sites, galleries, archives and libraries in the UK. The ambition is to provide short-term relief to freelancers whose income has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Culture Recovery Fund

Culture Recovery Fund

26 August 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), have produced information about the various funding streams available as part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. As part of the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture, the #HereForCulture campaign has been launched to help support Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries.

Redefining Creativity - Creative Business Survey

Redefining Creativity - Creative Business Survey

24 August 2020

The research team at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), have teamed up with Creative Lancashire, Digital Lancashire and Arts Lancashire to understand the size and scope of Lancashire’s Creative Industries, assess the impact of COVID-19 and find out how place based approaches and creative clusters can support the economic development of Lancashire’s Creative and Digital sectors.

Covid-19 Recovery Grants

Covid-19 Recovery Grants

24 August 2020

Lancashire businesses can apply for grants of between £1,000 – £3,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment to help them adapt, recover and rebuild. The support will also extend to professional, legal, financial or other advice. Support will be fully funded by the government from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Blackpool & The Fylde College still accepting applications for Sept 2020

Blackpool & The Fylde College still accepting applications for Sept 2020

18 August 2020

It's not too late to apply for creative courses at Blackpool and The Fylde College starting this September! The college is still accepting applications for September 2020 across all of its creative courses from Level Three qualifications, such as a BTEC, to degree level courses.

Your Future City - Have your say for Lancashire2025

Your Future City - Have your say for Lancashire2025

17 August 2020

Blaze Arts are looking for feedback from 16-25 year olds from across Lancashire. Share your vision of Lancashire and what that might mean for our City of Culture bid for Lancashire2025. Your response may win you a £15 evoucher.

Lancs Makers wanted for new Creative Collaboration virtual market

Lancs Makers wanted for new Creative Collaboration virtual market

17 August 2020

The Creative Collaboration Market is a new online art fair, organised by Hopeful and Glorious in collaboration with Pedddle. It's taking place on 26th September and the organisers are looking for Lancashire hand-made crafts to be featured. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 2nd September 2020.

National Festival of Making launches open call for 2020 Graduates

National Festival of Making launches open call for 2020 Graduates

17 August 2020

The National Festival of Making is inviting applications from 2020 creative industry graduates of Lancashire-based Degree programmes in an exciting new Open Call. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 9th September 2020.