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The #OurWorldWithout Campaign

The #OurWorldWithout Campaign

23 April 2020

The Creative Industries Federation have launched a new campaign calling on government for urgent funding for the creative industries. The #OurWorldWithout campaign is in aid of creative organisations and professionals who are facing particularly challenging times as a result of Covid-19.

R&D funding to increase digital reach for cultural organisations

R&D funding to increase digital reach for cultural organisations

14 April 2020

The Space Low-Cost R&D commissioning round is currently open for applications until 7th May 2020. Funded by Arts Council England, the fund is for cultural organisations in England looking to increase their digital reach. Funding available up to £11,000 (ex. VAT).

Could Coronavirus end 'greed is good' culture?

Could Coronavirus end 'greed is good' culture?

08 April 2020

In a recent podcast for Workplace Evolution, designer and Champion of Creative Lancashire, Wayne Hemingway MBE considers how businesses could potentially re-evaluate their purpose and societal obligations as a response to the current crisis.

New Chair of Creative Lancashire announced

New Chair of Creative Lancashire announced

02 April 2020

Jenny Rutter, a leading figure from the county's creative sector has been appointed to Creative Lancashire and is already looking to support the sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

Global Call to Creatives

Global Call to Creatives

27 March 2020

For the first time, the UN is launching an Open Brief to creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways that will be effective, accessible and shareable.

WE ARE A KINGDOM UNITED

WE ARE A KINGDOM UNITED

26 March 2020

A tribute to the heroes of Covid19 and a message to Unite the Kingdom. Made by Northern Heart Films in collaboration with poet Carla Mellor.

Supporting Creative Enterprise

Supporting Creative Enterprise

25 March 2020

The response from the sector to the current Coronavirus crisis has been remarkable. With so much news and support out there we'll endeavour to share the most relevant information for creative practitioners and organisations.

COVID-19  Guidance for the Creative Sector from Creative Industries Federation

COVID-19 Guidance for the Creative Sector from Creative Industries Federation

25 March 2020

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government is constantly being updated. The Creative Industries Federation have collated advice from across the sector to provide guidance to those in the creative industries who are affected.

ACE announce emergency funding package!

ACE announce emergency funding package!

24 March 2020

Arts Council England (ACE), will offer individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector new financial support during this crisis, totalling £160 million. These emergency funding streams will be open to applications very soon.

Boost: #AskForHelp

Boost: #AskForHelp

24 March 2020

Boost have built a dedicated #AskForHelp hub with resilience guides, access to Government updates and partner advice as well information about webinars, virtual drop-in sessions and other support.

Free Creative Industries Federation Membership Offer

Free Creative Industries Federation Membership Offer

19 March 2020

The Creative Industries Federation is a national membership organisation that advocates for and supports the creative industries. They have a free membership offer to support freelancers and small businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

BBC announces new programme package to support the nation

BBC announces new programme package to support the nation

19 March 2020

The BBC has set out how it will ensure it keeps the nation informed, educated, and entertained in unprecedented times.

National Festival of Making 2020 is postponed

National Festival of Making 2020 is postponed

19 March 2020

This year's National Festival of Making, due to take place on Sat 6 – Sun 7 June 2020, has been postponed due to the developing situation regarding COVID-19.

Take part in the Museum Freelancer Survey

Take part in the Museum Freelancer Survey

16 March 2020

The Museum Freelance Network has launched a wide-ranging survey into the self-employed workforce within the museums, galleries, heritage, libraries and archives sectors, because there is a lack of robust data on the self-employed workforce. The Survey is open until 30th April 2020.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)

06 March 2020

Artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) was originally born near Chorley. She received much critical acclaim and achieved stellar status in Mexico, where she lived and worked for most of her life. We celebrate her life and pioneering work as part of our IWD2020 feature.