Funding opportunity for Great Northumberland Winter Festival 2020
The Northumberland Culture Fund to support a Great Northumberland Winter Festival will go live on 7th September. It is a small grants scheme of £1-2k to support online digital content and/or events to bring some light to the darker months. Learn more https://www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk/fund
Second round of Theatre Arts Fund and Musicians Art Fund open
Launched on 6th July, these funds offer easy access individual grants of £1,000 for freelance professional theatre workers and grants of £500 for musicians. This comes alongside various other funding opportunities that have been made available through the Arts Council England. If you'd like to find out more, go here for theatre workers or here for musicians.
Black and brown faces in green spaces
An excellent article from Dr Anjana Khatwa, about how her career as an earth scientist, presenter and consultant has shown her the need for diversity in the natural heritage workforce. Read
Digital Skills for Heritage receives funding boost
Josie Fraser explains how the £1million Government funding for digital skills initiative will enable the lottery heritage fund to further support the heritage sector's recovery. Read
Know any young queer creatives?
Curious Arts hosts regular competitions, projects and engagement events for young people in the North East. Find out more
Sustainability Creation Lab: Artist Call Out
The Creative Lab will support the work of Artists looking to make a radical, disruptive change in their approach to sustainability, in this series of engagement events. Find out more
Counting the Lights in the Darkness - Headway Arts
Visual Arts Alliance: What can the sector achieve?
"Under the Sun" performers emerge from lockdown to return to the stage in the grounds of Hexham Abbey
With the generous support of Hexham Town Council, a free 9-hour festival of live music and theatre will be staged in the grounds of the Abbey. Find out more
The CompassionART website for 2020 is now available. 24 new sessions incorporating paper-art, singing, up-cycled art, and yoga. For adults living with chronic illness - workshops free of charge. All of the sessions will be delivered online through Zoom.
CompassionArt is a project launched in 2018, working with people in and around the rural area of Hexham, Northumberland who are living with long-term chronic illness which prevents them from working, and has a major impact on their daily lives.
Please head to https://compassionart.org.uk to find out about the new sessions.
Go straight to the booking page here: https://compassionart.org.uk/booking
The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is part of the £1.57 billion rescue package announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the UK from the economic impact of COVID-19.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing £88million of this to organisations in England through the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. We are distributing this government funding in partnership with Historic England, based on criteria set by DCMS.
Round Table with Jane Tarr and Gez Casey from Arts Council England NorthEast office
Tyne and Wear Cultural Freelancers would like to welcome you to an informal round table. Jane and Gez will update us all on where ACE are at with their strategy ‘Let’s Create’. Sign up
Launch of Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support grassroots live music venues that were financially sustainable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of insolvency, to remain solvent until 30 September 2020. Find out more
The SHIFT Dance Toolkit
Northern Stage have collaborated with SHIFT Dance to develop new teaching practices for dancers with additional learning support needs that enables them to fulfil their potential, and is underpinned by safe practice. Find out more
Have you seen the kielder brag?
If you have any budding creatives you need to occupy this Summer, Kielder Water and Northumberland Libraries have teamed up to create some fun activities for children. Find out more
An Invitation to dreamers: £5000 bursary launched in memory of Maurice W.H. O' Connell
November Club re-launches a one-off artists’ bursary worth £5,000 in memory of Maurice W. H. O’Connell, aka The Lord of Misrule and the Abbott of Unreason. More information
Calling all Northumberland's creative freelancers!
Creative Freelancers in Northumberland are being asked to take part in a research project to help shape the future of their industry. It is hoped the results of the survey will lead to recommendations in policy to support a more resilient sector so that it can grow and flourish. Find out more
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