Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Cultural Olympiad Funds Scheme

Leicester City Council are pleased to announce our Cultural Olympiad Funds scheme, a one off funding scheme to provide small-scale financial support for arts and heritage projects in Leicester city that support Leicester's 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme.
If you would like to apply for funds, please complete the attached form and email/post it to us at the contact details at the end of the form, by 29 November 2011.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Guardian Culture Professionals Network

This month has seen the launch of the Guardian Culture Professionals Network.

It contains lots of informative articles, blog posts, live chats and jobs relating to the arts and heritage sector.

It's free to sign up and you will receive weekly updates, event invitations and networking opportunities.

This week it has an article on Tony Hall, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House and advice for people wanting to break into theatre

Find out more and sign up at

Monday, 14 November 2011

County Hall Armed Forces Memorial

Leicestershire County Council is in the process of commissioning a new memorial to commemorate men and women in the armed forces who lost their lives in service since 1945. Creative Leicestershire is managing the commissioning project.

After an initial selection process, which attracted 70 submissions, five artists and designers have been commissioned to produce proposals for the memorial, which will be located in the Quadrangle at County Hall in Glenfield,

The five design proposals can be seen at the LCC website at

A decision on the artist to be commissioned for the memorial will be made in December, with unveiling planned to be in 2012.

All views and observations about the proposed designs are welcome between now and 10 December. There is a response button on the webpage.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Creative Leicestershire November eBulletin is here!

Packed with lots of jobs, information and opportunities for those working or interested in the arts, design and media sector.

This edition has information about:

Workspace and Studio space in Leicester

Funding for training and mentoring opportunties for women working in Radio

Upcoming seminars and networking events from Creative Leicestershire

You can see the ebulletin here but make sure you sign up to recieve the monthly newsletter straight to your inbox

Friday, 4 November 2011

South Asian Dance symposium

The British Arts Festivals Association conference is taking place at Phoenix Square in Leicester this week. And last week, Leicester was host to the national symposium for South Asian Dance, organised by the Centre for Indian Classical Dance. CICD was set up in Leicester in 1981 by Nilima Devi and has a huge legacy of great dancers including the upcoming Aakash Odedra who is currently having a piece created for him by Akram Khan. Great debate and dance was had at the symposium and this is Amina Khayyam doing the welcome dance. She is photographed by Kajal Patel, the Leicester-based photographer who had a bursary from Creative Leicestershire a couple of years ago. Do look at her work at