National touring Photography! exhibition in Preston

This fabulous exhibition features work from some of the best professional photographers in the country, all members of the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography). There really is something for everyone: from fine art to celebrity portraiture, contemporary art to landscapes, wildlife to commercial, wedding and portraits to fitness, military to underwater and of course, the downright … Read more

Celebrating Handmade at Lancashire Makers

Lancashire Makers Churchtown, Southport,

Lancashire Makers is run as a co-operative by 19 makers in Churchtown, Southport.

Everything sold has been handmade by artists & craft makers from Lancashire and the North West. The theme this month is ‘Celebrating Handmade’.

Our shop offers that something special for you, or as a gift for friends or loved ones.

Choose from scarves, bags, cards, jewellery, paintings, prints, photographs, bowls, vases, plates, mugs, whittled (carved) wooden birds, wooden earring stands, wooden clocks, wood bowls, wooden pens, glass decorations, glass plates, cushions, notebooks, soap and creams.

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Exhibition, artist/curator talk, open studios, art tour & preview party

Exhibition Join us at Oxheys Mill Studios for International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8th, for an exhibition  Family Album featuring some fascinating photographic work made in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s by Maud Sulter and Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe, curated by international artist Lubaina Himid, Professor of Contemporary Art at UClan. Talk At 2pm … Read more

Bursary programme supports eight organisations in the North : Creative Case for Diversity

Eight organisations in the North have been awarded Creative Case NORTH bursaries to support them in exploring how they contribute to the Creative Case for Diversity. The Creative Case for Diversity is the Arts Council’s approach to diversity and equality, setting out how both can enrich the arts for artists, audiences and our wider society.  Creative Case NORTH is a sector-led programme of activity exploring the Creative Case, developed by a consortium of arts and cultural organisations and artists in the North, supported by the Arts Council.

The bursaries are providing six of our National portfolio organisations and two of our Major partner museums with the time, space and resources to develop their contribution to the Creative Case within their programming, collections or curatorial practice.

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Arts Council launches survey into visual artists’ livelihoods

Arts Council England has launched a survey into the livelihoods of visual artists in England. Visual artists from across art forms and demographics are invited to contribute their insights.The survey forms part of a wider study, which is the first of its kind in England in a decade. It aims to identify the challenges and barriers faced by visual artists that prevent them from realising their full potential, whilst highlighting how these issues vary across different groups within the sector.

The study will look at social, cultural and economic factors and how each of them impacts visual artists. Location and other factors which affect the movement and retention of artists between the regions, London and internationally will also be explored. 

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Capital funding of £2,835,498 awarded to organisations across the North

Ten organisations across the North will benefit from the latest round of the Arts Council’s Small Scale Capital awards, our programme that invests in buildings and equipment to increase organisations’ resilience and enable them to offer improved experiences for both artists and the public.

The successful applicants are:

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More people in the North to experience celebrated British art works

Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool will join Yorkshire Sculpture Park as a recipient of the Arts Council’s National Partners Fund to host and curate work from the Arts Council Collection. The £1.8 million programme marks the 70th anniversary of the Arts Council Collection.

Since being founded in 1946, the Arts Council Collection has grown to become one of the greatest collections of British art in the world and can be seen in galleries up and down the country, as well as in schools, hospitals and other public buildings.

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Open Call for Artists/Theatre Makers – Scratch Preston

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They Eat Culture present Scratch Preston, a monthly informal showcase for new performance projects and ideas. This platform is open to artists from all disciplines at any stage of their career. This might include; live-art, performance, dance, spoken word, film etc…

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