5th Summer Open exhibition – call for submissions

Be part of the FIFTH birthday celebrations in Oxheys Summer Open exhibition! Details are now available for submissions to an exhibition which is always an exciting, well supported and well attended event and one in which LAN members have always played an important part. The theme this year is ‘conservation’ which can be very widely interpreted … Read more

Family Arts Festival returns for its biggest year yet

Supported by the Arts Council, the nationwide Family Arts Festival is back for its third year. Between 9 October and 1 November more than 1000 organisations will host 5000 creative events for the whole family. From exploring backstage at a theatre to listening to a concert dressed as your favourite superhero. Building on the success of previous events, the Family Arts Festival will be inspiring families to take part in artistic and cultural activities together.

Speaking about the festival, Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said: “The arts have the power to change the lives of everyone in England. And there’s nothing that proves this more than the Get Creative Family Arts Festival.

“It’s particularly special because it unites every generation in shared experiences, so that everyone from toddlers to grandparents can enjoy the very best artistic creativity in cities, towns and villages across the country”

Read more

Summary of party manifestos: what they mean for arts, culture and creativity

With polling three weeks away, we’ve summarised the main arts policies in party manifestos.

This week the parties launched their manifestos for the 2015 General Election. Overall there was greater prominence for the arts, culture and the creative industries than in 2010. With less than three weeks to polling day, we have summarised the headline arts policies and included links to the manifestos so you can examine them in more detail.

Read more

Organisations in the North to benefit from £2.5 million in Capital funding

Twelve organisations across the North will benefit from the last 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 audiences.

Read more

How donations & sponsorship are helping cultural organisations in the North

Arts and culture in this country thrive on a mixed funding model of which donations and sponsorship are a very important element.

Two of the Arts Council’s National portfolio organisations in Greater Manchester have recently received significant financial investment of this nature – the Hallé Orchestra through sponsorship and The Lowry from two donations.

Read more

New Research Grants Programme now open for applications

The Arts Council have just launched their new Research Grants Programme, which aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore in depth the impact that arts and culture can have on the cultural, social, educational and economic landscape. We want this work to enhance the existing evidence base.

Read more

Arts Council announces funding of over £211 million for organisations in the North

The North contains some of England’s most exciting and ambitious arts and cultural organisations working to push forward artistic practice, to engage audiences and participants and to collaborate with other organisations nationally and internationally

Read more

%d bloggers like this: