Access and diversity in the arts
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:
- countryside and heritage
- food and drink
- product design
- website accessibility
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.
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: