Flux Commissions launched

Flux Liverpool is looking to award 10 young creative individuals or groups up to £2,000 each to create an event, artwork, creative experience, or a performance for the festival. This opportunity is open to projects that involve any art form including digital, music, theatre, film, photographers, designers, illustrators, and fashion, graphic or product designers. The Flux Liverpool gang wants to see everything from event dressers to YouTube channels, from pop-up publications to creative parties. The funding is to support you delivering your project. They are after innovative Liverpool-based projects that will take place between 17 July and 2 August. For more information, eligibility and how to apply go to: http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/8aa20d29-6d3d-4990-b757-a32600cb4fdf#Overview  ...

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Flux Liverpool launched

The LARC supported Young Persons Festival has now been launched – named Flux Liverpool it will be a pioneering arts festival engineered by young people.   Set within Liverpool’s world-class arts & culture offer, from 17 July – 2 August audiences will be invited to discover a range of multi-arts performances and events online and across the city. From literary events, film and music to gaming and visual arts, there will be something for everyone.   Not your usual festival, Flux provides a series of workshops and development programmes beyond the festival dates to nurture creativity and entrepreneurialism in young people. A partnership project with over 30 arts organisations, Flux aims to place young people at the heart of the arts in the city region, acting as a catalyst to increase opportunities and reflect the aspirations of young people aged 14-25 years.   To stay up to date with the Flux Liverpool events programme and opportunities follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or join the mailing list...

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Liverpool Young Persons Festival

LARC has been successful in securing funding from Arts Council to support the proposed Young Persons Festival that will be held in Liverpool at the start of this summer. The Festival will be a real opportunity to celebrate young people’s creativity and entrepreneurialism and will demonstrate how LARC partners are committed to developing an approach to engaging young people with, and in, the arts that will influence planning and creative programming discussions, helping shape year-round work over and above the Festival period. More announcements will follow shortly… so watch this...

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Cultural Destinations

LARC is part of a wider consortium of Liverpool arts, cultural and visitor economy organisations that has been successful in their application to Arts Council for funding to support a 3 year programme of investment under the “Cultural Destinations” programme Cultural Destinations is an initiative which forms part of the three-year partnership between Arts Council England and VisitEngland, the national tourist board. The funding has been granted to support participating partners to work together to identify new ways of using the existing arts and culture offer to support the business tourism agenda. The intention is to develop new, unique and effective collaborative, cultural “packages” for the City that are designed to extend and strengthen the positioning of culture as a prominent part of the offer that the City makes to national and international business and academic conference visitors. For more information about the national Cultural Destination programme visit: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/funding-programmes/cultural-destinations/ For further information about the Liverpool Cultural Destinations project, contact Richard Nutter LARC Programme Manager Email: richard.nutter@liverpoolphil.com Tel:      0151 210...

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New Programme Manager at LARC

LARC has now engaged a Programme Manager/Developer for the proposed Young Persons Festival. She is Amy Martin, a young people’s creative producer based in Birmingham who brings with her not just experience of working with and for young people in a range of consortia and partnerships, but also significant experience of cross-arts working. Amy has already started working with LARC and COoL partners and young people locally to scope out not just the vision, ambition and content of the festival but also the innovative work that partners and the young people will be engaged in to deliver the first celebratory showcase in summer 2014 Find out more about Amy...

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Liverpool Thrive programme – Final Report published

Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium has published the final report into the Liverpool Thrive Programme. The Thrive programme started in 2007 prior to the launch of the Capital of Culture year in Liverpool, supported by Arts Council England’s Thrive! programme. It aimed to provide a systematic approach to helping cultural organisations gain the expertise needed to respond to and influence a rapidly changing environment. The Liverpool Thrive project was given £1.34 million – the largest award within the scheme – and tested out a new model for embedding the arts and cultural sectors in the processes of social and economic renewal. The Liverpool Thrive programme final report in brief. By building on individual organisational strengths the Thrive Programme has enabled the strength, durability and flexibility of relationships to be established, tested and adapted and has therefore supported the development of deeper relationships between organisations. Working collaboratively has been very effective in advocating on behalf of the sector and engaging with key stakeholders as it has allowed LARC to ‘speak with one voice’. The fact that there has been sustained involvement by a consistent number of people has allowed strong networking, the sharing of information about programming aspirations and best practice which has supported the creation and articulation of not just a joint aspiration for the cultural direction of the city but also a shared vision and action plan – how it is to be delivered and who plays their part. The Thrive programme has therefore supported the development of a strategic profile and voice for culture and the strengthening of the relationships and influence with non-cultural strategic partners (e.g. Liverpool City Council, Primary Care Trust, Universities) despite changing political contexts during the Thrive Programme provides one example of the success of this collaborative approach. The Thrive programme has also provided the LARC partners with the resources to build a collective research and evidence base to demonstrate their collaborative and individual organisational activity, an evidence base that has given credibility to the arguments about the scope and impact of cultural activity within the City. The large scale research studies supported through the Thrive programme (e.g. economic and intrinsic impact) would not have been affordable or deliverable by a single LARC organisation and, perhaps more importantly, would not have been credible without the participation and involvement of a wide range of arts and cultural organisations in the City. Download a PDF version of the final report.  Final Report    ...

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