Events May – June 2019

I am so excited to announce the next round of events for our Funding Accelerator program. Note the dates in your diary, further information to follow in the next week or so …

14th May       9am – 7pm         Imagination, Lancaster          

Bid Accelerator Day: a full day of support and distraction-free writing time. You MUST have submitted a completed bid proposal outline before the event.

23rd May       9:30am – 3pm     @the Grange, Blackpool   

Bid Writing 101: for those new(ish) to bid writing, a chance to write a ‘pretend’ bid from start to finish and get feedback

24th May       9:30am – 3pm      Museum & Art Gallery, Blackburn       

Bid Writing 101: for those new(ish) to bid writing, a chance to write a ‘pretend’ bid from start to finish and get feedback

14th June      9am – 7pm        Imagination, Lancaster           

Bid Accelerator Day: a full day of support and distraction-free writing time. You MUST have submitted a completed bid proposal outline before the event.

24th/25th June        Forrest Hills/Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster 

Two-day Bid Writing Retreat: This is a two day intensive bid writing activity. You must have a bid to work on and have submitted a bid proposal form for it beforehand. All refreshments, food, and accommodation provided. Please contact our Design Manager, Sharon on s.a.summer@lancaster.ac.uk for further information.

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The Success of Co-design

Guest post from Val Todd, Head of Research and Scholarship at Blackburn College

After spending a couple of months working on developing a project to support a group of under-represented women, I went back to the women to discuss how the initial ideas had developed, before I submitted the final funding bid. The women were very enthusiastic about the project, and all seemed to be going well, until I asked the fateful question – just to check, if you could do anything at all, what would it be? Continue reading The Success of Co-design