Creative West End
In May 2019, Local Trust launched a new programme called Creative Civic Change.
Over the next three years, 14 communities around the UK will take the lead and use creativity to generate meaningful civic change in their area. West End Million Big Local successfully bid for the West End of Morecambe to be a part of the Creative Civic Change programme in May 2019 under the name Creative West End.
Visit the Creative West End Facebook page where you can find out more about the events and activities as they unfold and find out how you can get involved.
More Information on Creative Civic Change
With funding of up to £200,000 for each community, as well as a substantial programme of support including advice and mentoring, Creative Civic Change will help every area make social, economic or environmental changes that matter to them locally. Whatever the local priorities, from addressing loneliness and isolation to bringing together disengaged young people, this programme will help communities to thrive by responding in creative ways.
Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Local Trust – Creative Civic Change, the initiative is a shared desire to create a deeper knowledge and understanding of what community-led cultural activity looks like in action. Communities already using the arts and creativity to address the social need in their local area were selected to take part in the programme.
Creative Civic Change is being launched in response to the Inquiry into the Civic Role of the Arts Organisations with the aims of exploring a new approach to funding community-driven projects and share experience and learning to inspire others to use the arts and creativity to make positive local change.