Innovative Sheffield Project will give free event tickets to thousands
Arts Council England is launching the Digital Culture Network, using partnerships, providing opportunities, training and sharing best practice for culture organisations to make the most of digital tools and evolving technology.
Nine expert Tech Champions have been chosen, one for each regional office, who will cover expertise in a range of digital knowledge including SEO, content, CRM, analytics, e-commerce, social media and web design.
The Creative Land Trust has been launched, supported by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. It aims to secure long-term and affordable space for artists and creative people in London.
This innovative new organisation seeks to secure land and building space while keepong affordable rent rates by:
1. Purchase of freehold properties or long leases
2. Receipt of properties gifted or transferred by public or private partners
3. Purchase of buildings with a studio provider
Thousands of publicly-owned artworks will be digitised and catalogued online by Art UK in a two-year project, announced officially on 21 February 2019.
The charity has already documented Britain’s 200,000+ publicly-owned oil paintings. Art UK's aim is to make sure that access to the nation’s public art collection is as wide as possible. As a lot of public art is not on display, this is a way of getting it to the biggest possible audience.
Funding awarded to MIF by Jerwood Arts will provide mentoring fellowships for six Manchester-based creatives.
Six Greater Manchester-based artists have been selected for an opportunity to learn from some of the best artists and practitioners in the world in a scheme launched by Manchester International Festival. The chosen artists, who are within the first ten years of their creative practice, reflect the rich diversity of the festival programme with work spanning poetry, film, music, theatre, technology and visual art.
Six boroughs in London will receive over £11 million in funds to support artists and small creative businesses as the city’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ).
The CEZs are expected to create 3,500 new jobs, 1,000 new training, job and education opportunities for residents, and over 40,000 square metres of new affordable workspace.
The boroughs named as CEZs are:
The Office for Disability Issues has issued a call for Disability Sector Champions.
Sectors requiring Disability Champions are:
Successful Disability Champions in their sector will use their influence as leaders to help drive improvements in accessibility and quality of services and facilities.
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.