The Culture Diary comes to a close on 31 March 2021

After five years of promoting UK arts and culture, encouraging international cultural export and exchange, and providing an information hub for the entire UK culture sector, the Culture Diary will close on 31 March 2021.

All Government programmes are kept under review. Following a recent evaluation of the Culture Diary, it has been agreed that the website will continue to support the planning and delivery of the Coventry 2021 City of Culture programme until 31 March 2022, but will otherwise cease to be updated after 31 March 2021.

There are a number of other resources supported by UK government that can provide guidance to arts and culture organisations:

  • Arts Info Point UK pilot website - an Arts Council Wales initiative giving practical information on artistic mobility
  • British Council China Now website - help for organisations looking to tour mainland China and Hong Kong or collaborate with the China arts and culture sector
  • Also, follow DCMS on Twitter for the latest government initiatives that support the arts and culture sectors

All personal data stored by the website will be handled in accordance with Data Protection regulations.

Brad Barrett, who you may know as the central contact for the Culture Diary website and social media channels, will leave DCMS on 31 March 2021 after five years working on the Culture Diary programme.

The GREAT Campaign has funded the Culture Diary since 2015. In 2017, the Culture Diary moved into central government from the Mayor of London’s office where it was conceived for the London 2012 Olympic Games cultural programme. In 2018, the Culture Diary moved from GREAT Campaign HQ at the Department for International Trade to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. In 2019, the Culture Diary began a partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust to use the website to aid scheduling and planning of their year-long programme in 2021. The Culture Diary will now be exclusively for Coventry City of Culture 2021 until its closure in spring 2022.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Emily Mansell at emily.mansell@dcms.gov.uk.

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