CAN 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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Creative 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,
60 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.
During this unusual time Proper Job would like to keep their sessions running via an online forum. The sessions will be chance for you to check in with the group, share support and ideas and look after your wellbeing. You can use your phone, tablet or computer to take part.
Why do you love Newton Heath? Enter this competition and you could win a £50 voucher.
The competition is looking for local people to produce a poem about why you love Newton Heath and what it means to you. The winning poem will be displayed around the area and will be used for a Newton Heath promotional video. The winner will receive a £50 voucher of their choice.
Community Events Funding is available from Manchester City Council to fully constituted community groups as development funding to help community based, not-for-profit celebrations and events grow and move towards becoming self sustaining. The grant is available for activities taking place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.
This opportunity is aimed at Northern-based artists and companies from refugee backgrounds.
Horizons Festival celebrates international arts and global culture and runs alongside Refugee Week. The festival features a week long programme of theatre, film, art, performance, workshops and debate showcasing the artistic talent of refugees and migrants.
The festival takes place at HOME, Manchester and is co-produced with Community Arts North West (CAN). The third Horizons Festival will take place between 13 and 20 June 2020.
The And Breathe exhibition explores how people can interact with art to nurture their mental and emotional wellbeing.
It also considers the theme of care, particularly how we care for ourselves and our communities.
To understand the role a gallery can play in supporting those who care for others, Manchester Art Gallery asked the Depaul UK team to take part in a series of mindfulness sessions at the gallery.
Future Fires is a programme which supports young artists to develop a socially-engaged art project in their own communities. During the twelve-month programme, Future Fires will receive high-level training and mentoring to develop their creative practice, leadership and project management skills. Once the training is completed, Future Fires will receive up to £1,000 of funding to make it happen.