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Roots to Inspire resources for cross-cultural collaboration

Thu 09 Apr 2020

Roots to Inspire resources for cross-cultural collaboration

The Roots to Inspire resources document is now available and can be used for anyone interested in making music with other people. It focusses on working with people from different cultural backgrounds across different st.....Read more

Chol - Open for business! A coronavirus update April 2020

Wed 08 Apr 2020

Chol - Open for business! A coronavirus update April 2020

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Full Statement With the ongoing developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to provide an update on our current operation and plans during these difficult times. We are closely monitori.....Read more

Youth Music launches Emergency Fund

Tue 07 Apr 2020

Youth Music launches Emergency Fund

Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by the coronavirus. Through this fund the aim is to prioritise the people and organisations in the most.....Read more

#OperaNorthAtHome

Tue 07 Apr 2020

#OperaNorthAtHome

Follow Opera North on social media - #OperaNorthAtHome - for short performances and tricks from the orchestra members homes. You can get to know the Orchestra, Chorus and music staff better as they each share something .....Read more

Stay active with tips from Sport England

Mon 06 Apr 2020

Stay active with tips from Sport England

Have a look at these tips from Sport England on how to stay active while you’re home – from online free workouts to dancing with the kids – there are loads of fun ways to keep fit and healthy...Read more

Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed

Mon 06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed

If you're a business or self-employed and haven't yet looked at what support is available to you or don't know where to look, this Kirklees Council webpage has information and advice that can help to get you started. .....Read more

Well-Bean Café  and tips on maintaining good mental health

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Well-Bean Café and tips on maintaining good mental health

Good mental health is important to everyone and during this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is even more important than ever. If you're based in Kirklees the Well-Bean Café is a safe and confidential service offering.....Read more

Arts Council information on funding

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Arts Council information on funding

Keep up-to-date with the latest information from the Arts Council about advice, guidance and emergency funding measures they are putting in place to address the Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis. You can also sign up to th.....Read more

The Opera Mill

Tue 31 Mar 2020

The Opera Mill

Hello! I hope everyone is well and managing to find some interesting and fun creative outlets during this difficult time. I have been super busy setting up my new opera company The Opera Mill and I'm currently work.....Read more

Self-Employed Government Income Support Scheme

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Self-Employed Government Income Support Scheme

The Government has announced a new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. The Government will pay a taxable grant of 80 per cent of average annual profits over the last 3 years up to £2,500 per month. The scheme will be op.....Read more

Arts Council Funding for Cultural Organisations

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Arts Council Funding for Cultural Organisations

The Arts Council have announced that they will be providing the following funding for cultural organisations who have been impacted by Covid-19. £90 million will be available to National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).....Read more

Coronavirus help and advice for businesses in Kirklees

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus help and advice for businesses in Kirklees

Many businesses and self-employed workers face a period of uncertainty and possible loss of income as a result of the coronavirus. The Government has announced a package of financial and other measures to help manage the.....Read more

BBC Radio Leeds looking for online creative activities

Wed 25 Mar 2020

BBC Radio Leeds looking for online creative activities

Jane Chesworth from BBC Radio Leeds has been in touch to say that she is doing a weekly bulletin with online activities and is looking to promote any that artists, arts organisations or groups are doing. She is also l.....Read more

Arts Council support for artists, creatives & freelancers

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Arts Council support for artists, creatives & freelancers

The Arts Council is making £20 million available to individuals working in the cultural sector, including artists, creative practitioners and freelancers. Artists and creative practitioners will be able to apply for .....Read more

Cancellation of Holmfirth Artweek

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Cancellation of Holmfirth Artweek

Sadly we have been informed that Holmfirth Artweek will not be taking place this year. The committee have made a difficult but correct decision given the current circumstances- please see their website and accounts on so.....Read more

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