Photography

Children & Young People, Funding

Children & the Arts Start Programme Funding (in partnership with Curious Minds)

The national charity Children & the Arts are working with Curious Minds to launch a new round of their Start programme and to bring the programme to the North West. Children & the Arts are seeking for 4 cultural venues to deliver three-year Start programmes which will develop and grow their relationships with local schools.

Programmes will start in September 2017 and will include cultural visits, professional development opportunities for teachers, education work linked to the national curriculum and the opportunity for the participating children and young people to engage in critical analysis and develop their own creative responses. The programme will also enable children and young people to achieve an Arts Award and participating schools to gain Artsmark.

Successful applicants will receive a wide range of support from Children & the Arts and Curious Minds, particularly with regards to Arts Award and Artsmark.

Applications are invited from cultural organisations based in or working in the following areas: Bolton, Preston, Rochdale, West Cumbria, Cheshire West & Chester and Tameside. The deadline for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.

For more information, and to download the application guidelines and application form, please visit: https://www.childrenandarts.org.uk/start-north-west

Events

SICK! Festival

SICK! Festival is the antidote to the physical, mental and social challenges of life. At the forefront of the arts and health agenda, the festival brings together an outstanding international arts programme with perspectives from academic research, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and most importantly, those with lived experience of the issues we address. Taking the conversation into the heart of the communities where the subjects matter most, SICK! Festival creates a shared space for experiences, reflection and connection.

Find out more: http://www.sickfestival.com/

 

Exhibition

Prolific North Live 2017

EventCity 15th & 16th February, open 9-5pm each day.

The expo features leading exponents of digital innovation, cutting edge marketing, branding and experiential agencies, content and engagement specialists, advertising and PR firms, leading broadcasters, TV and film production companies, printers, media suppliers and some of the best business brains from across the UK.

Across the two days, Prolific North Live will feature talks from leading experts in our seminar suites – designed to motivate and inspire. From the Keynote Theatre to the Finance & Growth Hub, there’s something for everyone.

With over 120 exhibitors at the event, this year we expect over 4000+ attendees, from in-house marketing and comms functions to companies and agencies spanning Prolific North’s readership, through to professionals seeking to engage with the fast-growing creative and media sectors of the North.  Also expect talks from leading experts in our seminar suites – designed to motivate and inspire, from the Keynote Theatre to the Finance & Growth Hub.

For more information visit http://live.prolificnorth.co.uk/

Funding

Cooperative Bank Donation Fund opens for applications

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2017 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply.

Examples of previous projects supported include:

  • Theatre Company 20 Stories High which received funding towards three dictaphones, 12 MP3 players and the work of an experienced Technical Manager in order to help develop and stage a new production.
  • Wiltshire Wood Recycling, a not for profit organisations, which received funding towards new tools, boots, hard hats and high-viz jackets for the workers.

 

Read more at: http://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/business/community/community-directplus#customerdonationfund-2  

Source: ADUK

Vacancies & Opportunities

Call for Work 2017 RawFfest

Deadline: 6pm Monday 13th Feb RawFfest is the new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising. It is planned and programmed by young people for young people. We showcase the best of youth arts today: performances, exhibitions, workshops, events. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.

If you or your group would like to propose work (including workshops) to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by 6pm Monday 13th Feb 2017: http://www.rawffest.wales/about/get-invovled