18 Our Programmes Projects WHAT WE DO Other Projects include Arts Council Enterprise and Innovation - programme to build resilience into Lancashire cultural organisations BLAZE - a youth-led 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Cloudspotting Festival - a three day Festival of music and the arts in a stunning Gisburn Forrest location Blackburn is Open - project to revitalising Blackburn Town Centre improve perceptions through creative output Preston Guild Vintage Festival with Hemingway Design Creative Employment Programme ACECreative Cultural Skills Crafts Council Hothouse SoundBytes Design Council Design Leadership Growth We lead the Lancashire Cultural Consortium Burnley Blackburn Blackpool Council Curious Minds and LCC Employment Services. The programme provides ACE subsidy for apprentices and interns across the county targeting hard to reach and NEET young people and moving them into employment and training April 2014 to December 2016. Creative Lancashire is partners with UCLan for Hothouse a prestigious programme of support from the Crafts Council for emerging makers. Hothouse provides 40 emerging makers each year with a six month programme of business and creative development complemented with 11 support. SoundBytes brings together leading figures in music industry management and professionals with those aspiring to develop their own careers in the industry. The annual SoundBytes Un-Convention Conference has grown since its launch in 2010 into one of the regions top events for music industry practitioners - attended by over 200 delegates. We work closely with strategic partners including Musicians Union PRS BBC UKTI and ACE to deliver the package of events workshops seminars and surgeries to develop sustainable careers in music. Facilitate and support projects with Design Council to provide structured practical support to increase the capability of businesses to use and manage design effectively and profitably. Research has shown that the programme generates around 20 of return for every 1 invested.