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MLA North West News Call for Expressions of Interest: Host Organisations required for two-year Creative Business Incubation
14 July 2006
Placements Based: Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan) Setting Up Scheme

The Setting Up Scheme, developed by Arts Council England, North West and run by the Design Initiative, is an intensive business incubation project offering a unique creative collaboration between a designer and a public or private Host organisation – museum, gallery, other arts venue or Higher Education institution – with each benefiting from the other.
MLA North West News From smoothie making to slug searching ...
13 July 2006
...Family Learning Week has it all!
It's not too late to organise an activity for Family Learning Week - to help you Campaign for Learning have produced a planning guide that you can download, order online or through their call centre on 0870 350 2345. If you are stuck for what to do why not visit the themes or partners section on their website for some inspiration.
MLA North West News Libraries Fulfilling the Potential of Young People
12 July 2006
Major regional ‘Fulfilling Their Potential’ project for NW public libraries underway with appointment of project manager.
MLA North West News The Office of Public Sector Information and The National Archives are to merge
12 July 2006
The National Archives and the Office of Public Sector Information are to merge in October 2006. Under the name of The National Archives, the combined organisation will lead on information policy and support effective delivery of records and information management across government and the wider public sector - a role which is increasingly important in a digital age.
MLA North West News Regional Workshop held for Local Authority Cultural Managers
10 July 2006
Regional DCMS agencies discuss with the sector how they can work together more effectively, through Regional Commentaries and Local Area Agreements.
MLA North West News The Big Draw 2006
03 July 2006
Preparations are in hand for the 7th Big Draw this October and the Campaign for Drawing invites you to play your part by holding drop-in drawing events, workshops, exhibitions or talks on any October dates. Our free online database at is now open for registration. All who register receive a CD packed with drawing strategies, practical advice, funding guidance and publicity materials as well as a booklet illustrating last year’s Drawing Inspiration Award winners.
MLA North West News Inspiring North West Culture Awards 2006 Winners Announced
07 June 2006
The Inspiring North West Culture Awards 2006 celebrate inspirational individuals and projects from across the region’s museums, libraries and archives sector. The winning individuals and projects were announced at a prestigious event at the Palace Hotel in Manchester.
MLA North West News A new initiative in cultural leadership
24 May 2006
The Clore Leadership Prgramme have announced the launch of their intensive two-week residential short courses, which are being produced in association with a number of leading universities and business schools across England.
MLA North West News Archives, people and communities
16 May 2006
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have produced a specific guidance note for archive organisations and community groups wishing to develop archive projects.
MLA North West News Regional Adviser: Culture, Children and Young People
10 May 2006
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Garden to the post of Regional Adviser: Culture, Children and Young People. This exciting new post is funded by MLA North West, Arts Council England North West and the Museums Hub for the North West. It demonstrates a clear commitment by the organisations to work in partnership to develop a combined ‘cultural offer’ for children, young people and families.
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