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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.

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Elena Jackson & Lauren Zawadzki

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Elena Jackson & Lauren Zawadzki

04 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March 2021, we're featuring a series of pioneering and trailblazing women working in creative fields, who have a connection to Lancashire. Meet Elena Jackson and Lauren Zawadzki, the co-founders of Deco Publique and event creators extraordinaire!

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Sana Maulvi

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Sana Maulvi

03 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. We got to chat to Sana Maulvi, a Lancashire-based freelance abstract artist, about her recent collaboration projects that are challenging cultural norms and expectations.

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Jessica Kirkpatrick

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Jessica Kirkpatrick

02 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, who have a connection to Lancashire. Our second interview is with Jessica Kirkpatrick, a recent arts graduate, and now freelance designer and business owner.

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Lucia Haynes

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Lucia Haynes

01 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, who have a connection to Lancashire. First up is Lucia Haynes, a writer for television and radio.

Northern Heart Films wins Hebden Bridge Award for 'Joy Uncensored'

Northern Heart Films wins Hebden Bridge Award for 'Joy Uncensored'

25 February 2021

A short documentary produced by Lancashire-based Northern Heart Films has won the Audience Award at the Hebden Bridge Film festival, where it had its first screening. The trailer of Joy Uncensored is now available to view.

Calling New Designers! Submit your application for the 'One Year In' showcase.

Calling New Designers! Submit your application for the 'One Year In' showcase.

22 February 2021

New Designers returns this summer to showcase more than 3,000 of the brightest new creative minds working in contemporary design. 'One Year In' is their curated exhibition of work by design entrepreneurs in their first year of businesses. Applications are open until Sunday 28th February 2021.​​

Participate in the Eden Project North community conversations

Participate in the Eden Project North community conversations

18 February 2021

Eden Project North is a new year-round attraction planned for Morecambe Bay that envisions a British seaside resort for the 21st Century. The Eden team are hosting monthly forums and online community conversations around the project. This is an opportunity to have your say and find out more.

Discover! Creative Careers Programme is back for National Careers Week

Discover! Creative Careers Programme is back for National Careers Week

18 February 2021

Discover! Creative Careers Week is an online programme aimed at introducing students to different careers and workplaces across the creative industries. It takes place during National Careers Week 2021, running from 1st to 5th March 2021. If you are an employer or individual working in creative industries, find out how to get involved.

Uclan's Annual Design Conference is Making a Mark

Uclan's Annual Design Conference is Making a Mark

08 February 2021

The theme of this year's Uclan's annual design conference is "Making Your Mark". You can watch a fantastic line up of guest speakers from 8th to 12th February 2021 via the links in this article.