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The Landmark celebrates doubling their membership post-lockdown

The Landmark celebrates doubling their membership post-lockdown

19 October 2020

The Landmark Business Club in Burnley is celebrating their membership growth by reducing their entry level Business Club monthly fee, to encourage more entrepreneurs to set up in the area.

Arts Lancashire launch their 2nd Podcast Season

Arts Lancashire launch their 2nd Podcast Season

19 October 2020

The second season of Arts Lancashire's The Gathering podcast is about remaking and remodelling the role and work of artists and creatives in a Covid world. New episodes will explore the practicalities of creating and delivering at a distance.

Calling All Creatives Working in Lancashire

Calling All Creatives Working in Lancashire

13 October 2020

What’s your greatest need right now? What would help you the most in your work or practice? We’re putting plans in place to help strengthen Lancashire’s creative industries and unlock the growth potential of our cultural, creative and digital sectors.

Lancashire 2025 is recruiting for the UK City of Culture Bid

Lancashire 2025 is recruiting for the UK City of Culture Bid

12 October 2020

Lancashire is bidding to become UK City of Culture in 2025. Applications are now open for 4 new team roles for this exciting programme. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play your part in changing Lancashire forever. The deadline to apply is 30th October 2020.

Digital Lancashire hosts Reboot 2020 in mid October

Digital Lancashire hosts Reboot 2020 in mid October

05 October 2020

Reboot 2020 is a new free digital forum, running from 14th to 16th October. Digital Lancashire is hosting a series of seminars, sessions and roundtables featuring key Lancashire businesses and is designed to reimagine the future of digital in Lancashire.

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.

Conversations in Creativity - Holly Ross, The Lovely Eggs

Conversations in Creativity - Holly Ross, The Lovely Eggs

15 September 2020

Our latest Conversations in Creativity took place in August 2020, with John Robb of (Louder Than War) interviewing Holly Ross, of the Lancaster-based punk band, The Lovely Eggs.

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.

Redefining Creativity - Creative Business Survey

Redefining Creativity - Creative Business Survey

14 September 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.

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.