We believe that together, we can achieve more than the sum of our parts. Our network values kindness and collaboration as fundamentals of creating lasting change in our town. If you’d like to get involved and be part of this journey with us then fill out the membership form below to sign up!
Creative West End is a community-led partnership, made up of local people and organisations that believe creativity and the arts can play an important role in the future of our community. This Network is open to all who support the aims and values of the group. We are actively inviting residents, artists and arts organisations to come together as a force for creative change.
Our model is simple - to work with and engage with our community through creative projects, a locally run market and other events to find out what matters to people, and work with our network to develop ideas in these areas. Thanks to Creative Civic Change funding and additional support from West End Morecambe Big Local partnership we have some money available to support some of these community led ideas.
Upcoming Network Events:
Together we’ll explore the future of the Creative West End markets. How we can make them happen safely and creatively in mind of Covid. How often we should run them, how we can showcase projects, how we can engage with the wider community and encourage local business owners to get involved and much more!
We know that together we have the answers and we're looking forward to hearing your ideas.
Thurs 22nd July | 7-9pm | Alexandra Square, Morecambe (Bring your own picnic)
August 2021: Summer Break!
There won't be an official network event but we'd encourage network members to meet up independently and arrange your own activities. You can apply to the Inspiration and Learning fund for financial support to help make things happen!
Form is at the bottom of the page.
Thurs 16th Sept | 7-9pm
Thurs 21st Oct | 7-9pm
Thurs 18th Nov | 7-9pm
December 2021: A Festive Social
Thurs 16th Dec | 7-9pm
PAST Network Events
Thurs 17th June | 2021
Thurs 18th March | 2021
Inspiration & Learning with Heather Peak Morison
Sat 5th Sept | 2020
Network Launch 01
Sat 6th June | 2020
Open Space: Exploring Creative Projects
Thurs 3rd June | 2021
Inspiration & Learning with Wood Street walls CIC
Thurs 7th Jan | 2021
Network Event 03
Sat 1st Aug | 2020
Inspiration & Learning with Shane Davis | SHOW IT OFF!
Thurs 15th April | 2021
Postcard Project Pitching
Sat 14th Nov | 2020
Network Event 02
Sat 4th July | 2020
INSPIRATION & LEARNING FUND
We have allocated £5000 to an Inspiration and Learning Fund per year of the Creative Civic Change Programme for network members to draw down based on network needs. For example, you might wish to arrange a visit with fellow network members and draw down funds to help make this happen. This might be a trip to a relevant town or project, booking of a workshop or a visit to the cinema or other cultural experience. All we would ask is that you share the experience with the rest of the network via blog or an update at a network event.
You might like to invite a guest to our Inspiration and Learnings sessions.
We are open to what network members feel would be a useful way to spend this money and very much look forward to hearing from you!
All submissions will be reviewed and need approving by our partnership steering group that meet on the first Thursday of every month.