Lancashire 2025
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Bid Programme Call Out

A chance to submit your idea

Lancashire 2025 has launched its Bid Programme Call seeking new ideas for physical locations in Lancashire that include a digital element. The call is open to anyone from anywhere in Lancashire, the UK, or the rest of the world. We want proposals for high-profile events, creative projects, and cultural experiences that reimagine the way we live based on our four topics of cultural regeneration; living, connection, nature, and digital.

Lancashire 2025 wants to build a groundbreaking, high-quality cultural programme to stage the UK City of Culture, in the Virtual city of Lancashire - a cultural city of ‘creative’ citizens at a county scale, joining the geographical area and the digital spaces - and we want to hear from anyone who has an idea for the bid.

Successful applicants will be included as part of the indicative programme in the Lancashire 2025 Bid for UK City of Culture and, if Lancashire is chosen to be the UK City of Culture for 2025, will:

  • be awarded up to £25,000 grant money to research and develop their proposal
  • receive support from to realise their idea
  • be offered ongoing advice.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 August 2021.

For more information please find below:

bid programme application form - online form*
bid programme application form Word Doc

bid programme application form PDF

bid programme call PDF

bid programme guidelines PDF

If require information in large print or would like to receive additional support with completing your application please email

*please note you are not able to save the form and come back to it

Lancashire 2025 is committed to equality of opportunity and access for all and welcomes and encourages applications from everyone, irrespective of their age, gender, class, marital status, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religious belief or sexual orientation.


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