Coronavirus support available for creative industry
and individuals across the district who work in the creative sector and are
struggling during the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to take part in
Wakefield Council’s Creative Challenge 2020.
The Creative Challenge
is the Council’s response to supporting the creative and cultural sectors to
overcome the difficulties and impact of coronavirus.
from £500 up to £15,000 are up for grabs to support project activity in the
short-term and for when the country returns to normality.
details of the Creative Challenge and how to
apply can be found on the brand new Creative Wakefield website.
website will also feature further funding and business support opportunities, networking and other events as well as
additional regional and national news for cultural and creative businesses.
will also be an opportunity to promote an individual or business and connect
directly with other network members.
Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “Wakefield’s creative
sector is one of its key assets and we want to help the businesses and
individuals within it overcome this challenging time and emerge from the crisis
stronger than ever.
and creativity also have a vital role to play in helping to keep our spirits
high and giving us all something to look forward to.
the coronavirus has impacted on you or your creative business, please have a
look at the new website and find out how you could benefit from the programme.”
visit the Creative Wakefield website at www.creativewakefield.net
be able to take full advantage of this new tool, please click “Become a Member”
network is an inclusive and collaborative organisation for individuals,
organisations and businesses.
The Creative Wakefield Network, website development and Creative
Challenge 2020 are supported by the Cultural Development Fund (CDF). The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport funded CDF is
administered by Arts Council England.