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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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Proper Job COVID-19 support – join an online session

24 Mar 2020 - 14:25 by michelle.foster

Proper Job online sessionsDuring 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.

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Newton Heath Poetry Competition

13 Feb 2020 - 15:21 by michelle.foster

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.

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Get funding for a community event

16 Jan 2020 - 12:02 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilCommunity 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.

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Horizons Festival 2020 – Call Out for Expressions of Interest

20 Dec 2019 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

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.

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Staff from Depaul UK, Greater Manchester region, worked with Manchester Art Gallery’s mental health and well-being team to co-curate an art exhibition

5 Dec 2019 - 14:49 by michelle.foster

DepaulThe 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.

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Future Fires

29 Nov 2019 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

ContactFuture 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.

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