The Council's Artist Development Team (Cultural Team and the Harris combined) recognises the impact of the Coronavirus on the local cultural sector.
This page outlines support that is available and the actions we are taking to help the sector during these unprecedented times.
The Council's cultural team is offering bookable sessions with a member of the team to help where they can, such as:
To book a slot, please complete our online form and a member of the team will contact you to arrange a time.
The Government has announced a scheme to support the self-employed affected by the Coronavirus, delivered through HMRC and detailed on the Government website.
Further details of support for businesses affected can be found on our Support from government for businesses affected by Coronavirus page.
All artists booked by the Council for events and activities that have now had to be cancelled have been contacted to agree a way forward and support those individuals and organisations where possible.
Seeding funding for Preston Mela and Making a Mark, both part of the Council's summer events programme, has been released early to assist in their transition.
In line with Government guidance, all events on Council land have been postponed.
All organisers have been contacted and are being supported to reschedule their events to later in the year or next year.
We are looking for an experienced individual to subtitle 21 x 10 minute videos for us to use on our website and social media.
This series of videos has been produced by the community and covers a range of topics including:
These videos will be used as part of our online offer over the coming months.
To increase our level of accessibility we would like each video to be subtitled.
To carry out this role you will need to have:
If you have these skills, please send the following to Harrismarketing@preston.gov.uk no later than the 18 September 2020, before 5pm:
You will also need a unique taxpayer reference number (UTR) which should be 10 digits long.
We would like to launch part of this series in early October.
In this role, you will have access to our subtitling software HappyScribe.
For more details about the role, please get in touch with Rebecca at Harrismarketing@preston.gov.uk.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note, we reserve the right to close the opportunity early, should we receive a suitable number of applications, so would encourage you to submit your application early.
We aim to let you know whether your application has been successful by Friday 25 September.
In order to support the sector through this time the Harris has developed a number of opportunities aimed at supporting the city's cultural sector.
The opportunities (below) are now closed but keep an eye on the Harris website for future updates.
View the list below on previous commission opportunities.