Whether it’s volunteering, hosting your own micro-festival, participating in a show or just meeting new friends, there are an abundance of ways for you to get involved in MIF19
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Funding awarded to MIF by Jerwood Arts will provide mentoring fellowships for six Manchester-based creatives.
Six Greater Manchester-based artists have been selected for an opportunity to learn from some of the best artists and practitioners in the world in a scheme launched by Manchester International Festival. The chosen artists, who are within the first ten years of their creative practice, reflect the rich diversity of the festival programme with work spanning poetry, film, music, theatre, technology and visual art.
Six boroughs in London will receive over £11 million in funds to support artists and small creative businesses as the city’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ).
The CEZs are expected to create 3,500 new jobs, 1,000 new training, job and education opportunities for residents, and over 40,000 square metres of new affordable workspace.
The boroughs named as CEZs are:
The Office for Disability Issues has issued a call for Disability Sector Champions.
Sectors requiring Disability Champions are:
Successful Disability Champions in their sector will use their influence as leaders to help drive improvements in accessibility and quality of services and facilities.
The Midlands, home to over 10 million people, is a major focus for the Government through the Midlands Engine - a coalition of councils, local enterprise partnerships, universities and businesses working with Government to build on innovation, investment and international trade, increase business skills, and continue to make the Midlands a great place to live.
Music charity Attitude Is Everything has issued an industry-wide call for businesses and organisations who have positively impacted the experiences of deaf and disabled music audiences.
They have unveiled plans for their Outstanding Attitude Awards, which will take place at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday, March 12 2019.
Sheffield-based social enterprise Key Fund has been chosen to distribute £3 million to creative and cultural organisations across the North of England.
The Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund was launched as part of 2018's Great Exhibition of the North legacy. The fund will provide grants or loans up to £150,000 for organisations that provide "meaningful social impact" on their communities.