Art06 x.change Applications Now Open

NOTE: You can now apply to take part in the art06 x.change event in Preston. See below.


art06 e-newsletter – 1 March 2006

Welcome to the first edition of the art06 e-newsletter brought to you by Arts Council England, North West.

What is art06

art06 is the third annual spotlight on the arts in the North West and will take place in Preston on Thursday 8 June 2006.

As with art04 and art05, in Manchester and Liverpool respectively, art06 in Preston promises to exclusively showcase the diversity of the arts in the region, with an exciting programme of events, all packed into one unmissable day.

art06 is an Arts Council England event, held in partnership with the Northwest Regional Development Agency, supported by the BBC and Preston City Council.

art06 awards

Every year the Arts Council presents two prestigious awards, each worth £10,000, for outstanding achievement in the arts in the North West. This year, there are two brand new categories: Arts and Communities and Children and Young People which have been chosen to reflect the excellent work which is on going across the region, often at grass roots level, and to reflect Arts Council England’s own core campaigns.

Only one week remains if you wish to nominate yourself or an individual, a project or an organisation for these awards. Please follow the link to the website for more information.

Announcing the launch of art06 x.change

The art06 x.change will take place on Thursday 8 June 2006 in Preston as part of art06, Arts Council England, North West’s annual event for the arts in partnership with the Northwest Regional Development Agency and supported by the BBC and Preston City Council.

This year’s art06 x.change arena builds on the success of the event at art05 held in Liverpool, where over 80 exhibitors took part with hundreds of visitors.

The x.change arena is a fantastic exhibition opportunity for artists, organisations involved in the arts, local authorities and others. The x.change will have a sharp cultural sector industry focus; with activities to attract visitors from across the country to what is the premium event of its kind.

The range and diversity of exhibitors and activities will surprise!

The x.change will utilise open spaces in Preston’s historic city centre, near to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

The x.change will be in themed sections, each offering a different look at the arts in the region and nationally. Alongside this will sit professional development seminars aimed at artists, arts workers and arts officers such as a Grants for the arts seminar and Planning for Public Art amongst others.

The x.change is a fantastic opportunity to promote organisations or individual projects; a place to launch new ideas and initiatives and to spot new opportunities for creative and business collaborations.

The art06 x.change promises to be bigger and better than previous events with more exhibitors and located in open city centre public spaces accessible to members of the public.

The art06 x.change is free to take part in, however, demand will be high so there will be a selection process to ensure that a range of arts activities are presented.

Find out more about last years x.change and those who participated by visiting the webpage.

For an information pack on the art06 x.change which includes an entry form, please visit the x.change home page.

art06 x.change entries should be returned by 7 April 2006.

For more information on art06 follow this link.