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Help Archives+ Centre chart life during lockdown in Manchester

24 Jun 2020 - 15:40 by michelle.foster

archives+Archives+, the city’s showcase and repository for archives and family history, is inviting all Mancunians to share their writing, drawings, photos, audio and video files, which could form part of future exhibitions about life during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

All submissions from Manchester residents, no matter how big or small, are welcome. 

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Cultural sector in Greater Manchester comes together to help young people

22 Jun 2020 - 09:47 by michelle.foster

creative care kitCharities, businesses and the arts have joined forces to support thousands of young people across Greater Manchester during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative, led by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, will see 22,000 Creative Care kits distributed to young people who are not online, and so may be feeling more isolated and lonely during this difficult time.

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Support Museum Detox – The Network for Museum and Heritage Workers who identify as of colour

10 Jun 2020 - 15:47 by michelle.foster

Museum Detox  exists to empower people of colour working in the museums and heritage sector. Membership is completely free, offering a UK-wide community and the opportunity to connect with Detoxers in the North. Sign up can be completed through this short online form.

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CAN Do Creatives – Free training for unemployed creatives

13 May 2020 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

canCAN is currently offering free training sessions for unemployed artists, creatives and community leaders using the arts. The training is for people who are taking their first steps into a career in the arts in the UK. CAN especially welcome applications from refugees, women, people aged 50+, young people aged 19 or over, disabled people, and those who have significant barriers to employment.

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Art for elders project

7 Apr 2020 - 14:28 by michelle.foster

Creative CityCreative City would like to invite you to create some art that helps remind elder neighbours who are having to reduce their contact with their community that we are thinking of them.

Your artwork will be sent to a Manchester retirement home or elder people’s community group for them to distribute,

Create something:

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Applications now available for GMCA COVID-19 Creative Commissions

25 Mar 2020 - 15:34 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Combined Authority60 micro commissions worth £500 each will be given to artists and creators, based in Greater Manchester, across all artforms (music, art, poetry, theatre, short stories, design, gaming, stories, etc.

Work created will form a permanent archive of Greater Manchester’s creative response to Covid-19.

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