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#GettingBackOutdoors: Audience Survey

#GettingBackOutdoors: Audience Survey

22 July 2020

Outdoor Arts UK are seeking our audience’s views on their desire to attend street, rural and countryside festivals, carnivals, melas and community events now and in future, what some of the barriers might be and missing out on Outdoor Arts during lockdown.

The Harris Museum Is Offering Paid Commission Opportunities

The Harris Museum Is Offering Paid Commission Opportunities

20 July 2020

Preston City Council and the Harris have set up a paid commissions initiative to support the creative and cultural sector sector as we struggle with the economic after-effects of Covid-19. There are currently two commission callouts open during July and August, which translate to 15 paid opportunities.

Creative England Launches 2nd Creative Enterprise : Evolve Programme

Creative England Launches 2nd Creative Enterprise : Evolve Programme

20 July 2020

Creative England have launched their second iteration of Creative Enterprise: Evolve. This unique 6 month investment readiness programme aims to bring together content makers spanning film and television, videogames, animation and VFX and supporting tech platforms.

FutureU launches The Lockdown Diaries - a writing competition

FutureU launches The Lockdown Diaries - a writing competition

20 July 2020

The Lockdown Diaries is a writing competion for 14 - 19 year olds across Lancashire. Keen young writers have until 15th August 2020 to submit their piece for consideration and stand the chance to win a wonderful prize.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Return

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Return

20 July 2020

The National Lottery Project Grants programme reopens on 22nd July, and has been prioritised to help fund independent organisations, creative practitioners and freelancers as quickly as possible, in the aftermath of Covid-19.

New #RedefiningLancashire Campaign Launches to Support The County

New #RedefiningLancashire Campaign Launches to Support The County

13 July 2020

As businesses start to evolve post-lockdown, organisations from across Lancashire have come together for a major new campaign highlighting the county. #RedefiningLancashire aims to build confidence and trust in the county's businesses, boost the economy and support a stronger Lancashire going forward.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Goes Online

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Goes Online

13 July 2020

Emergency funding from Arts Council England is enabling the award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair to reinvent their 2020 edition, to support designer-makers affected by Covid-19. The GNCCF show will go on - online - from 25th to 31st July 2020.

Lancashire County Council invests in UK City of Culture 2025 Bid

Lancashire County Council invests in UK City of Culture 2025 Bid

13 July 2020

The cabinet for Lancashire County Council have agreed to make a £620,000 contribution towards supporting the programme development costs for the county's bid for UK City of Culture. Winning Lancashire 2025 would bring an economic boost to the county, supporting our regeneration post-Covid.

ICG named Global Integrated Digital Agency of the Year

ICG named Global Integrated Digital Agency of the Year

09 July 2020

North West marketing agency, ICG, has been named Global Integrated Digital Agency of the Year (Small) as it continued to provide high client service levels during the difficult trading conditions of lockdown.

New fund to protect Cultural, Arts & Heritage Institutions

New fund to protect Cultural, Arts & Heritage Institutions

06 July 2020

The Government has announced £1.57bn investment to support and protect world-class creative, cultural and heritage organisations. This is a much-needed rescue plan, as many organisations are on the brink of collapse due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Nesta launches new Creative Hub Leader's Toolkit

Nesta launches new Creative Hub Leader's Toolkit

02 July 2020

Nesta has designed and released a new toolkit for Creative Hubs. The toolkit can help to enrich individual learning journeys, clarify thinking for hub or community leaders, or be used by teams to engage more effectively to acquire different perspectives and align ideas.

Digital Catapult focus on kickstarting the Economy

Digital Catapult focus on kickstarting the Economy

02 July 2020

Digital Catapult continues to serve the community of startups, scaleups and corporate partners. It's offering a range of exciting programmes designed to help businesses work through the impact of the pandemic, and explore innovative opportunities to come out stronger on the other side of Covid pandemic.

Applications open for the Prosper North Business Support Programme

Applications open for the Prosper North Business Support Programme

29 June 2020

The final edition of Creative United’s business support programme, Prosper North, for cultural heritage organisations in the North of England is open for applications until 3rd August. The project, backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will help organisations recover from Covid 19 lockdown, secure investment and create impact in their communities.

Lancashire to be represented at Contemporary Art Society Talk

Lancashire to be represented at Contemporary Art Society Talk

29 June 2020

Professor Charles Quick, UCLan Art Design & Fashion faculty member and Co-Curator of Certain Places, has been invited to contribute to a distinguished online panel event for the Contemporary Art Society. He is the only UK panelist not based in London. The talk, about Public Space and Culture after the Virus, is being held on 2nd July 2020, read more for details.

Consultation Callout - Your Opinion on the #HarrisYourPlace Project

Consultation Callout - Your Opinion on the #HarrisYourPlace Project

29 June 2020

The Harris is being reimagined and they need your help! This Grade I listed building, which opened in 1893, will be completely refurbished to make it a community and cultural hub for Preston and Lancashire through the #HarrisYourPlace project. They need feedback for their latest phase of consultation work.