The Midlands, home to over 10 million people, is a major focus for the Government through the Midlands Engine - a coalition of councils, local enterprise partnerships, universities and businesses working with Government to build on innovation, investment and international trade, increase business skills, and continue to make the Midlands a great place to live.
Access and diversity in the arts
The Offies are always looking for new assessors, from across a range of backgrounds – age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability. Regarding the latter, it must be noted that a number of OffWestEnd venues are not wheelchair accessible.
Music charity Attitude Is Everything has issued an industry-wide call for businesses and organisations who have positively impacted the experiences of deaf and disabled music audiences.
They have unveiled plans for their Outstanding Attitude Awards, which will take place at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday, March 12 2019.
Sheffield-based social enterprise Key Fund has been chosen to distribute £3 million to creative and cultural organisations across the North of England.
The Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund was launched as part of 2018's Great Exhibition of the North legacy. The fund will provide grants or loans up to £150,000 for organisations that provide "meaningful social impact" on their communities.
2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor!
To celebrate, we want to give 15,000 hours of space to artists through our FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others.
The Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals have formed and will finance the PLACE (Platforms for Creative Excellence) programme, intended to increase the reach of the renowned annual festivals' work. They have committed £15 million across the next five years. PLACE will be supported and administered by Creative Scotland.
Projects announced to recieve money from the first three years of funding (£5.8 million) are:
London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, juggling, puppetry, live art, mime and physical theatre.
The UK-based international The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art and marking its 30th edition this year, will put on an all-female exhibition called Not 30% on 4–7 October 2018 at Old Central St Martins. Soho House's Head of Collections, Kate Bryan, has curated a lineup showcasing 30 female artists.
Arts Council England conducted their first ever year-in-review live from Nottingham's Broadway Cinema and Arts Centre on 25 September 2018.
The video details how they'e supported arts and culture in the 12 months since last September, talk about the coming year and answer public questions.
You can also watch the introductory message by the Chair of the Arts Council, Nick Serota, here.
Image: Arts Council England
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Are you ready to plan your Giants journey?
There are just two weeks until Giant visitors will walk the streets of Liverpool and Wirral (Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October) – in what will be the final in the trilogy of Giant spectaculars.