Arts Education Exchange launched a Spacehive crowdfunding campaign to raise £37,569 to transform a disused building, with a bold new design envisioned by architects, Studio Octopi. Supported by Turner Contemporary, Dreamland and Tracey Emin the funding will allow this community organisation to refurbish the building and install a professional recording studio and video editing suite.
Access and diversity in the arts
PRS Foundation revealed its five-year independent evaluation of the Momentum Music Fund at the Brighton Great Escape Festival in May 2018, including that it has supported 273 artists and has generated over £13 million for the British music industry.
Momentum provides career-boosting grants of £5,000–£15,000 to acts at a pivotal time in their creative and business development. Artists based anywhere in the whole of the UK, working in any style of contemporary popular music can apply for Momentum funding to support activities such as recording, touring and marketing.
QuestLab Network is a new artist development initiative funded by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme. QuestLab Network will create a new network of dance artists, developers, technologists and commercial organisations, leading to the development and delivery of performance and engagement projects around the country.
She’d seen him before;
pink shirt, dark hair, grey suit… jaw.
Oh yes, she’d seen him before.
He couldn’t quite place her face.
What happens when two totally different Londoners find themselves face to face on the worst day of their lives?
Paul is a gay party boy working in property, Wendy is a single, 50 year-old working in the charity sector. They belong to two different London’s but have one thing in common; they’re both alone in the city.
Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett has been immortalised by Turner Prize-winner Gillian Wearing OBE, the first statue of a woman, and by a woman, in Parliament Square.
The "voice of the UK creative industries", the Creative Industries Federation (CIF), has announced its three strategic priorities for 2018–19. They are creative careers and skills; entrepreneurship and growth; EU and international.
Within these three strands, the CIF is investing their efforts into a number of commitments.
Creative Careers and Skills
Museums and art galleries can now apply for grants of up to £300,000 from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund 2018-20.
Eligible organisations will be able to use the money on capital projects aimed at improving the display and accessibility of their collections.
The deadline for applications is 31 August 2018.
The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has published a report into developing health and wellbeing work in museums aimed at both the museum and health sector, and includes good practice guidance. Download and read it below.
A new campaign, Inspiring the Future of Theatre in partnership with UK Theatre, the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), and Education and Employers, will introduce the range of career options available in theatre to young people nationwide. The campaign is looking for industry ambassadors, across all roles, who will be matched with schools across the UK, taking part in events to lay the groundwork for young people to later make informed and ambitious career decisions.
A giant, 23ft replica of the moon is coming to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as part of an extensive programme of events across the city over the final bank holiday weekend in May.
Created by renowned British artist Luke Jerram, the stunning “Museum of the Moon” uses detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface and includes a sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.