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Open 4 Business Portal

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To support our businesses during the current COVID-19 crisis, and into the recovery phase, Carlisle City Council is providing free access to Open 4 Business. Open4Business is designed to support businesses locate relevant up to date funding opportunities.

The portal is updated regularly with new local, regional and national funding announcements and can be easily searched by businesses on the basis of their industry, region and business size. The portal then provides information on how to apply for funding and contact funders directly. To search for grants for your business you will first need to register on the Open4Business website


Grants and Funding News

Early-career Artists' Award Fund Offers Grants and Exhibition Support

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The Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open programme offers support and a national platform for UK-based artists and makers to take risks at a pivotal moment in their careers. It seeks to raise the profile and visibility of making processes within the visual arts and create a space for critical dialogue between the craft and visual arts sectors.

The programme is open to collaborations, collectives and individuals who are between one and ten years of beginning their professional artistic practice.

Five awards of £8,000 each are available. Proposals are invited from those working in all materials and progressive practices.

Award winners receive curatorial and production support from the Jerwood Arts team to support the making of new work over a six-month period for a group exhibition in London, followed by a three-venue national tour through to 2022 including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland.

The deadline for applications to the 2021 programme is 26 August 2020 (17:00 BST).

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Jerwood Arts
    171 Union Street
    SE1 OLN
    Tel: 020 7261 0279
    Email: [email protected]

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