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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.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Sarah Ann Kennedy-Parr

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Sarah Ann Kennedy-Parr

06 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating pioneering and trailblazing women for International Women's Day 2020, we spoke to Sarah Ann Kennedy-Parr, an animator, voice artist, documentary maker and senior lecturer at UCLan.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Jody Hudson

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Jody Hudson

05 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating International Women's Day for 2020, we'd like to introduce you to Jody Hudson. Jody is a Designer and Stylist at Graham & Brown​, a wallpaper and wall covering manufacturer based in Blackburn.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Lubaina Himid CBE

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Lubaina Himid CBE

05 March 2020

As part of our series celebrating pioneering and trailblazing local women for International Women's Day 2020, we asked Lubaina Himid CBE, the first black Turner Prize winner, for her thoughts on being a creative woman in Lancashire.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Rachel Simpson

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Rachel Simpson

04 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating International Women's Day for 2020, we'd like to introduce you to Rachel Simpson, a brand and design consultant based near Preston, who works with clients all around the UK.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Claire Norcross

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Claire Norcross

04 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating pioneering and trailblazing women for International Women's Day 2020, we chatted to Claire Norcross, a lighting product designer, as well as senior lecturer and course designer at MMU.