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Cultural sector experts sought for key role in selection of programme for Lancashire 2025 bid

The team at Lancashire 2025 is now looking to recruit a panel of professional curators, programmers and directors from the cultural sector, to play an important role in the development of the county’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025.

Eight experienced curators, creative programmers or major event specialists with expertise in cultural regeneration or with a special interest in one of the four themes of digital, nature, connection and living, are now being sought for a Project Selection Group. With applications for these roles required by Friday 3 September.

The group will shortlist proposals that have been submitted to Lancashire 2025 through an open call for programme ideas, which has been running since April and closes on Tuesday 31st August. They will apply their imagination and knowledge in curation, cultural regeneration and delivery of successful public events, to the selection process aimed at the creation of a winning bid programme for Lancashire.

Debbi Lander, Bid Director of Lancashire 2025 said “The success of the bid will be in large part due to the quality, ambition, appeal and deliverability of our programme - all aspects considered by curators, programmers and directors in cultural organisations and settings every day.

“To ensure the success of our bid and the transparency of the selection process we are now looking for experts inspired by our ambition to craft a new and inclusive identity as the Virtual City of Lancashire; A city in which achievements and challenges offer tangible opportunities to re-imagine the emerging cities of the future, and re-invigorate the role that culture-led regeneration can play in realising this vision for regions throughout the UK and beyond.

“We believe their combined experience and expert eyes, cast across a wide range of new ideas to deliver a step-change in living, connection, nature and digital, will take us one step closer to winning UK City of Culture for Lancashire.”

The successful candidates will be remunerated for their time, and meetings and discussions will be conducted online, opening the opportunity to individuals anywhere in the country. Application deadline is Friday 3 September 2021. Candidates must be available for the shortlisting period 24 September to 8 October.

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