LeftCoast Express programme is open for applications

LeftCoast Express is a self-directed learning programme for artists, creative producers, curators and programmers living in Blackpool and Wyre aimed at developing their leadership skills in the arts.

There is a simple application process and funding is available for successful individuals to apply for up to ?1500 over a six month period.

The purpose is to give individuals the opportunity to identify gaps in their knowledge or experience and increase their skills and understanding of the sector.? It aims to build capacity amongst arts professionals in Blackpool and Wyre and help them to develop their organisations, set up and run new projects and support others in the process.

LeftCoast is passionate about strengthening arts and cultural provision to help it become more sustainable and to be a key player in Blackpool and Wyre. It is not directly about developing individual art forms (eg becoming a better ceramicist) but is about developing personal skills and knowledge that allow you to more effectively contribute to wider debates about the role of arts and culture and establish new ventures that benefit more people.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 May 2015.

Click here to download the guidance notes.
Click here to download the application form.