LeftCoast EXPRESS – new round of applications now open

The new round of LeftCoast Express is now open for applications. The application deadline for LeftCoast Express round 6 is 10am on Monday 22nd October. Shortlisted applicants should be available for

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The new round of LeftCoast Express is now open for applications. The application deadline for LeftCoast Express round 6 is 10am on Monday 22nd October. Shortlisted applicants should be available for interview on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

LeftCoast Express is a self-directed learning programme for artists, creative producers, curators and programmers living in Blackpool and Wyre aimed at developing their leadership skills in the arts.

There is a simple application process and funding is available for successful individuals to apply for a package of up to £1000 and a dedicated coach to support the development of their creative practice over a 12 month period. The average award is between £300 and £500.

The purpose of LeftCoast Express is to give individuals the opportunity to identify gaps in their knowledge or experience and increase their skills and understanding of the sector. It aims to build capacity among arts professionals in Blackpool and Wyre and help them to develop their organisations, set up and run new projects and support others in the process.

LeftCoast is passionate about strengthening arts and cultural provision to help it become more sustainable and to be a key player in Blackpool and Wyre.

We strongly recommend that interested applicants talk through their application with Alexis Johnson, LeftCoast’s Creative Development Manager before you apply – regular surgery slots are available to book HERE, or contact Alexis directly to arrange a chat (via kay.trayford@leftcoast.org.uk). You are much more likely to be successful in an application if you have been able to talk over your ideas with our team in advance.

Please download our Guidelines and Application Form here.

More information and a list of current and previous successful applicants can be found on our EXPRESS page.