CACN is a network for arts and cultural organisations and individual creative practitioners based in, or connected to, Cumbria.

Our mission is to connect, empower, champion and extend arts and cultural provision within the region and beyond.

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17 May 2022 in Opportunities

Trustee Opportinity with Lakeland Arts: Deadline Rolling

Museum Trustee We are looking to appoint a trustee with expertise in managing a museum collection, heritage collections, and understanding of the framework and structure of the UK museum sector.…
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The theme was centred around Ambition and Quality and addressed the question: 'Breaking Down the Barriers to Success - How do we drive up ambition and quality across the Cumbrian culture sector?'

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Friday Conversations are weekly zoom calls held from 0930 to 1030. They enable Cumbrian artists, creatives and cultural organisations to connect, share ideas and help each other grow. Contact us if you’d like to contribute.

Coming up on Friday Zoom Conversations…

20/05/22 – Claire Logan-Stephens on Matisse at Rheged; Daniel Tyler-McTighe on the latest developments at Barrowfull
27/05/22 – POETRY SPECIAL ! Kim Moore on the Kendal Poetry Festival + a bounce around the county’s thriving poetry scene
03/06/22 – NO CALL – Jubilee Bank Holiday
10/06/22 – RSPB site manager Lee Schofield with his brilliant new book Wild Fell about Haweswater
17/06/22 – Jill Clough on writing novels in Cumbria, the processes, how to get them published !

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Great Place Lakes & Dales; Pete Carr | Somewhere Nowhere; Rob Fraser

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Green Croft Arts; Kit Haigh | Art Gene; Hannah Brackston, Maddi Nicholson, Stuart Bastik | Studio Morland; Callum Latimer | Ronan Sherry | Sophie Martin | Fliss Watts | Jess Levine | Mark Griffiths | Emma J Lock | Folded Zine; Bethan Thorsby, Yves Leather | BlueJam Arts | Marisa Crane | Jo Clayton | Jane Firth | Catriona Archibald | Linden Print Studio; Vega Brennan | Margaret Shaw | Polly Marix Evans | Lynn Evans | Grizedale Forest: Gerry Judah Bengal Series/Birgit Oigus; Tony West/Amelia Harvey | Maggi Toner-Edgar | Ammie Thorne | Signal Film & Media | Prism Arts | Julie Jackson | Somewhere Nowhere; Rob Fraser | Ragged Edge Productions; Stefan Escreet, Dave Charnley | Simon Whalley | Richard Foster: Steve Messam – Paper Bridge | StagedRight Productions