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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.

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.

Future Edit - Crafts Council Exhibition Open Call for 2020 Graduates

Future Edit - Crafts Council Exhibition Open Call for 2020 Graduates

10 August 2020

Craft Council are calling for BA craft and design graduates to submit applications to exhibit and sell their work at the Crafts Council gallery. The Future Edit exhibition will run from November 2020 through christmas, and seeks to support graduates who were unable to exhibit at physical degree shows this year.

#MyLancashire2025 Photography Competition Launched

#MyLancashire2025 Photography Competition Launched

10 August 2020

Blaze Arts are looking for 16-25 year olds to share their favourite snaps taken in Lancashire as part of the Lancashire 2025 City of Culture bid. Share your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #mylancashire2025 for the chance to win a prize. Deadline is 21st August. Find out more...

Award for UCLan textiles talent

Award for UCLan textiles talent

10 August 2020

A lifelong passion for plants and endangered species has inspired a talented textiles design student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to win a prestigious award.

Arts Council Announces Culture Recovery Fund

Arts Council Announces Culture Recovery Fund

10 August 2020

Part of the government's £1.57 bn package to protect UK culture and heritage sectors, this new Culture Recovery Fund offers financial support for cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure. Deadline for first round applications is Friday 21st August 2020.

Conversations in Creativity - Aziz Ibrahim

Conversations in Creativity - Aziz Ibrahim

06 August 2020

Conversations in Creativity is Creative Lancashire’s ongoing series of insightful dialogues with practitioners from across the disciplines. Music journalist John Robb recently interviewed musician Aziz Ibrahim for our series. The conversation focused on adaptability, the willingness to learn, and what drives Aziz in his work.

Lancaster Litfest invites Podcast Submissions about Walking Solo

Lancaster Litfest invites Podcast Submissions about Walking Solo

03 August 2020

Lancaster Litfest is looking for audio submissions about your experience of walking in Lancaster and surrounds as part of their Walking Solo project. Deadline for submissions is 21st August 2020.

Support Crafts Council's Let's Craft Appeal for Children in Need

Support Crafts Council's Let's Craft Appeal for Children in Need

03 August 2020

The #LetsCraft appeal is a craft pack scheme by Crafts Council. It aims to provide thousands of children from families in need, with access to basic art materials to support their creativity, learning and wellbeing over the summer. Find out how you can support it.

Arts Council launches Emergency Grass Roots Music Venues Fund

Arts Council launches Emergency Grass Roots Music Venues Fund

27 July 2020

Arts Council England is administering a new £2.25 million Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund to help ensure the survival of grassroots music venues from now until 30 September 2020. Applications are open until 12pm on Monday 3rd August 2020 and conditions apply.

The Mentor Circle seeks Mentors, Sponsors and Candidates

The Mentor Circle seeks Mentors, Sponsors and Candidates

27 July 2020

The Mentor Circle is a new mentoring programme launched by BAME business professionals to support 18-25 year olds from the BAME community affected by unemployment in the UK. Their first programme is up and running and they are looking for expressions of interest from mentors, sponsors and candidates for future programmes.