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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Charities Leadership Programme launched (UK)

The King's Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme that will enable charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. The Cascading Leadership programme offers an initial 80 free places worth £3,000 each. Anyone leading a voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisation focussed on health and wellbeing of any size, early stage or established, can apply. There are two opportunities on offer:

Top Picks for August in Derby

Summer is here and In Derby have got some brilliant ideas to keep everyone entertained around Derby this August. From local parks events to the best things to watch, the city is buzzing with activity! This summer is one not to miss.

Fun for EVERYONE – FIGMENT Derby Festival returns this summer

Have you ever felt inspired to try something different, creative or new? Are you an artist, writer, photographer, dancer, maker, musician, or just someone who wants to share an experience with your city? Derby Museums wants to hear from you!

FIGMENT Derby returns to The Silk Mill and Cathedral Green on Saturday 19 August from 11am-5pm. FIGMENT Derby will be a free participatory event full of artistic playfulness and creative energy.

Pollyanna to join Conservation Delegation to China

Wildlife Artist Pollyanna Pickering will be travelling to China later this month, as part of an official delegation of conservationists in a bid to encourage protection of threatened species worldwide.

 A selection of Pollyanna’s original paintings will be included in the Artist for Conservation Society’s International exhibition at the Lanwan Art Museum which forms part of  a 50-acre ecological park art village and public gallery, located in one of China's most beautiful and important coastal cities - Qingdao City

New Season, new What’s On Brochure for Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House’s new autumn/winter what’s on brochure has arrived telling of theatre treats, as the nights start to close in.

Among the celebrity names joining us this season is Derren Brown, with his sell-out London show Underground (28th-30th August), a collection of Derren’s very best stage work. His illusions and magical genius is a thing to behold.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Artist in Residence @ The Creative and Virtual Technologies Research (CVTR) Lab

Enabling Innovation and Nottingham Trent University invite proposals from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) based artists/designers wishing to be short-term Artists in Residence at NTU, in the Creative and Virtual Technologies Research (CVTR) Lab. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on access to the facilities available in the Lab, to obtain training and supervision, and work on a collaborative project specifically utilising digital based art and design technologies.

Residencies will be fully subsidised by Enabling Innovation, and involve:

OPPORTUNITY - AA2A Artists & Designer maker placements 2016-17

The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering around 50 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists

Map and links to application info for AA2A schemes  www.aa2a.org/colleges

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