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An Invitation to IPOW’s Creative and Social Entrepreneur Programme

17 Jun 2021 - 15:30 by michelle.foster

in place of warIn Place of War’s (IPOW) Open Call is for creative practitioners (e.g. artists, makers and curators) in Greater Manchester with a heritage of forced displacement (e.g. migrant, exile, refugee or person seeking asylum), who are looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills and professional opportunities in the creative industries.

CASE is an education and training programme for creative practitioners using social enterprise methods. The programme is looking for people whose practice responds directly to social and/or community issues, and who want to develop a specific project with seed corn funding.

About the CASE programme:
CASE has been developed through long term collaboration with leading grass-roots cultural organisations around the world. Alumni of the CASE programme are able to connect with each other, and the creative communities featured in the programme through IPOW’s online platform.

CASE is certified by the University of Manchester and is delivered over 6 weeks. CASE begins on Monday 6 September 2021 and runs for 2 full days a week (Mondays and Tuesdays), it will be delivered at the Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery, as well as the online learning platform Canvas.

Upon completion of the programme practitioners will receive seed corn funding to the value of £1,000 to be used to develop their project.

This programme is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project Understanding Displacement Aesthetics and Making Change in the Art Gallery.

For more information and for the application process click here or email: charlotte@inplaceofwar.net

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