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The Lewisham Arts & Culture Fund 2022-25 opened for applications today. This was previously a part of the Main Grants Programme, but has now separated for arts and cultural organisations. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 11.59pm on 18 November 2021


The 2022-25 Lewisham Main Grants programme is now open. Various deadlines to 18 November 2021.


6 more days to apply!


Get your voice heard! This consultation is open to individuals and organisations.

Deadline: 10 August  2021


LEAN wants to ensure that every school and educational facility in the borough is kept informed about the news and exciting opportunities that Borough of Culture will bring.


Grand Plan are a new charity offering three £1,000 grants a month for people of colour based in the UK who want to make a new creative project. It can be anything: poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, photographs — whatever you want.


The event, which was hosted by young people who are studying the new courses, showcased some of the exciting projects they are embarking on and the production and performing arts disciplines they are learning.


LEAN are delighted that along with Lewisham Local,  we have been appointed as partners to support Lewisham residents to get involved in Borough of Culture 2022.


Artists and curators are urging the UK government to reconsider plans to cut funding for art and design courses by 50% across higher education institutions in England.


A page of resources and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for Craft Businesses.


Creative Kickstart: a UK-wide job creation scheme to transform the lives of hundreds of young people and create paid employment within the Arts sector.


Arts access organisation VocalEyes is offering 100 artists and arts organisations in England a significant discount on film/video audio description (AD) services between 3 May and 31 August 2021.


Representation in Drama project are asking teachers to fill in a consultation survey by 31 March 2021 to ensure that they the different contexts within which schools are working, the challenges that teachers face, and concerns about choosing texts by global majority writers and creating an anti-racist curriculum.


The CLA is asking freelancers and colleagues working in organisations to fill in a short survey about roles in cultural learning, contracts and redundancies by the 30 April.


On 30 March the Department for Education (DfE) published Summer Schools Guidance which forms part of the funding announced in February as part of their Recovery package for children.


One year on from the beginning of the pandemic, The Big Freelancer Report maps the problems facing the freelance workforce and makes practical recommendations for change.

This report was created by an independent group of performing arts freelancers, supported by Freelancers Make Theatre Work and funded by Arts Council England.


Let’s Create, ACE's strategy for the next ten years, describes the vision that, by 2030, England will be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences.


A free recorded talk from Tim Prentki and Salvo Pitruzzella from ICAF-8. Exploring the future of community art and what current developments in art therapy and neuroscience could contribute to strengthening its legitimacy.

Tim is well known as an applied performance scholar and cofounder of the theatre and development programme at Winchester University. Salvo is Professor of Art Education at the Palermo Fine Arts Academy and a pioneer of dramatherapy in Italy with over twenty-five years of experience working in mental health, education, and social care.


Number of creative freelancers in work fell by 38,000 in 2020, research from the Centre for Cultural Value.


If you are a lone practitioner or an arts or cultural organisation this free downloadable resource, and podcasts can help you consider arts and culture on prescription (social prescribing).