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Creative Catalyst 2023 Competition Offers 50K Funding Opportunities

Creative Catalyst 2023 Competition Offers 50K Funding Opportunities

02 February 2023

UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative industries sector, can apply for up to £50K of grant support funding from Innovate UK to grow their business. Competition closing date is Wednesday 15th February 2023.

Northern Heart Films announces winners of new Filmmaking Mentorship Scheme

Northern Heart Films announces winners of new Filmmaking Mentorship Scheme

27 January 2023

Northern Heart Films have just announced the three lucky winners who have been selected to be part of the company’s very first documentary fund, a new mentorship scheme to support new Northern documentary talent.

ICG is starting 2023 with 3 new clients

ICG is starting 2023 with 3 new clients

16 January 2023

Strategic marketing agency, ICG, has landed three new client wins with organisations committed to making a difference. The British Dyslexia Association, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Sightline have chosen ICG to support their marketing and communications.

Happy Holidays from Creative Lancashire

Happy Holidays from Creative Lancashire

16 December 2022

We would like to wish you, our network and collaborators all the best for the Festive Season and a Happy New Year. This year our festive message features artwork by Lytham based illustrator, Emily Peet, who was awarded the Creative Lancashire Award for Enterprise in association with UCLan.

Crowdfund Lancashire: Lancashire Culture & Sport Fund

Crowdfund Lancashire: Lancashire Culture & Sport Fund

29 November 2022

A new initiative to support culture and sport in Lancashire delivered through Crowdfund Lancashire and hosted on the Spacehive platform. Crowdfund Lancashire will give local communities a chance to create and support the projects which matter most to them, while enabling everyone to contribute towards their community - chipping in as little as £2 to help bring ideas to life.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair invites you to support their new Christmas shopping campaign

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair invites you to support their new Christmas shopping campaign

28 November 2022

Manchester's GNCCF has joined forces with the Crafts Council and other leading UK craft organisations to launch a national Christmas shopping campaign, designed to support makers across the UK and encourage shoppers to BUY LESS, BUY BETTER, BUY HANDMADE.

Arts Council England (ACE) NPO: What the ACE Investment Programme will mean for Lancashire

Arts Council England (ACE) NPO: What the ACE Investment Programme will mean for Lancashire

11 November 2022

Arts Council England reveals details of its new national portfolio of funded organisations for 2023-26. In total, 282 organisations in the North will receive a share of £446 million nationally (each year) ensuring that more people in more places can find fantastic, fulfilling art and culture on their doorsteps.

Take the Annual Maker Needs Survey 2022-23

Take the Annual Maker Needs Survey 2022-23

11 November 2022

​Have your say! Craft Council's​ annual survey of maker needs is now open and they want to hear from you. Help to inform future support for the sector, and a chance to win prizes! Deadline is 9th January 2023.

Local Digital Capital  Index 2022

Local Digital Capital Index 2022

28 October 2022

techUK’s second iteration of the Local Digital Capital Index has been developed with our partners at Henham Strategy, as a tool for businesses and policy makers to make informed decisions regarding digital strategies and activity, providing a clearer picture of what it truly means to create a strong local tech sector.

Northern Film Directors Selected for Creative UK's Female Founders Programme 2022/23

Northern Film Directors Selected for Creative UK's Female Founders Programme 2022/23

14 October 2022

Creative Enterprise has announced the new 2022/23 cohort of 14 entrepreneurs selected for their Female Founders programme and several participants are female film directors from and based in the North West.

Black History Month 2022 - 'Time for Change: Action Not Words'

Black History Month 2022 - 'Time for Change: Action Not Words'

03 October 2022

This year's theme for #BHM2022 is a call for ally support to encourage people in workplaces, learning spaces, and public environments to translate their learning into actionable commitments and long-term, supportive outcomes that create a better world for everyone.

New CC Skills Survey to Help the Sector

New CC Skills Survey to Help the Sector

23 September 2022

Creative & Cultural Skills needs your help to re-think how they support the creative and cultural sectors post-pandemic. Your insights will help them understand what’s dominating the minds of cultural organisations in this new world of work.

Statement upon the death of Her Majesty The Queen (1926-2022)

Statement upon the death of Her Majesty The Queen (1926-2022)

14 September 2022

Creative Lancashire join with people around the world in mourning, and offering our sympathies to the whole Royal Family.

Morecambe Poetry Festival: 16-18 September 2022

Morecambe Poetry Festival: 16-18 September 2022

14 September 2022

Award-winning reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has joined the illustrious line up for the first ever Morecambe Poetry Festival, taking to the stage on the opening night with T S Eliot Prize winner Joelle Taylor.

Northern Heart Films Among The Best Northern Talent

Northern Heart Films Among The Best Northern Talent

09 September 2022

Scott Bradley, Head of Production at the award winning company Northern Heart Films, will be learning with the industry’s best up and coming regional talent as he has been selected to take part in an exciting development scheme for Northern Producers by BFI NETWORK and Film Hub North.