Oldham Cultural Forum

Oldahm Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries. Local artists and makers, voluntary and community sector workers and individuals with an interest and passion to work creatively in their local community are all welcome.

The forum is the ideal place to find out more information about opportunities, funding and events.

The next Cultural Forum meeting is: Monday 8 March 2021, 6–8pm at Gallery Oldham

Cultural Forum COVID 19 – Useful information and Links for Creatives

Artist and creative project advice surgeries – Go online in response to COVID 19!

We know that this time is difficult both personally and professionally for so many of our creative colleagues and friends and creative organisations and we wish you all the very best as you navigate the changes the events of the last few weeks brings. Oldham Arts Development aims to continue to support you the best we can and advise you to get in touch if you feel we can be of any assistance.

To book your online or telephone appointment contact Arts Development via email rachel.wood@oldham.gov.uk

We are going to keep you updated of any news or opportunities that we think might support during this period of social distancing and as you are probably aware the government has now set up a scheme to support the self-employed and you can find more details about this here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-gives-support-to-millions-of-self-employed-individuals

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Arts Council England – Covid-19 Support

The latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures the Arts Council, government and several external organisations have put in place to address the Covid 19/ Coronavirus crisis.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

Gallery Oldham

Supporting local artists and makers is a priority for Gallery Oldham. Our Community Gallery shows a wide range of exhibitions by groups and individuals from the Borough of Oldham.

Greater Manchester Artist Hub – We’re with you as you make sense of things.

If you’re an artist, theatre-maker, freelancer, creative, company, or producer based in Greater Manchester — we’d like to talk to you.  If you want to talk through your creative ideas, or get advice on issues that are causing you concern, or simply develop your network & stay connected during isolation — please sign-up below for a 30 minute chat with us. Bring your own brew.

https://www.gm-artisthub.co.uk/advisory-sessions

Oldham Library Business Resources

The libraries have a wide range of specialist resources to help to support local businesses. Visit the Ask about Business website for information on everything from business planning, marketing, workshops and help and tax queries.

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200990/find_information/731/business_services_at_the_library/