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Lancashire 2025 UK City of Culture Bid

Bid Programme Call – open for applications

Lancashire is bidding to become UK City of Culture 2025. It will be the first time that a county has envisaged itself as a virtual city and the team at Lancashire 2025 needs you, the citizens of Lancashire, to help build a programme that will win this prestigious competition. Winning will bring about major change and lasting benefits for all of Lancashire.


Can you reimagine the way we live?

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.

Further details available here

Bid Programme application pack

Lancashire 2025 map

bid programme application form (Word Doc)

bid programme application form (PDF)

bid programme call (PDF)

bid programme guidelines (PDF)


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



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Lancashire 2025 will be for everyone no matter what age, gender, race, sexuality, religion or education. Making sure everyone has a chance to get involved is at the heart of the Lancashire 2025 vision and there are many ways to become involved and contribute to Lancashire’s success.


Lancashire2025: Bid Programme Call

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