Jude Kelly CBE will leave Southbank Centre in May after 12 years as Creative Director to focus on the global development of Women of the World festival.
Access and diversity in the arts
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is asking for evidence and case studies that can help prove the positive impact of arts, cultural activities and sport on health, community and education. The Committee invites evidence from the public, organisations and others with relevant expertise, on the questions to think about below, by 22 February 2018.
The Committee will focus on five major themes: social mobility, health, crime reduction, education, community engagement and diversity.
In autumn 2017, our creative producer Rachel Yates started a new project at Chickenshed called The Space Between Us. The project was created to bring together a group of participants and collaborators all over the age of 50 with a group of young people to share and celebrate their differences, commonalities and all the space in between.
Below Rachel reflects on the first phase of the project, and one participant shares his experience.
Telegraph Hill Festival was founded in the mid-1990s as a voluntary, not-for-profit, arts Festival celebrating the local community.
How it works
The Festival operates on a simple model: everyone involved is a volunteer. From the organisers to the box-office teams, bar staff to artists and performers, all are unpaid volunteers drawn from the community.
Usurp Art in collaboration with Day For Night presents a season of award-winning, art-house & new wave films from India to mark 70 years of independence/partition.
Full programme, trailers & tickets here: www.usurp.org.uk
17 - 26 November 2017
Usurp Art Gallery & Studios, 140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB
Booking is essential as tickets are limited. Only £6!
Snacks & drinks available on the night.
National Theatre Wales has launched six strands of support and development for artists and new work with the aim of contributing to a thriving creative arts sector across Wales.
The six strands are:
Emerging Producers & Directors – supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, those with little professional experience will be given support and a chance to develop their skills
Professional Development Labs – for artists share ideas, practice and process in the same space.
Sotheby’s has announced two winners of the recently-launched Sotheby’s Prize. In its first year, the $250,000 prize will be shared equally between two exhibitions that explore underrepresented areas of art history:
Contact is delighted to announce it has successfully secured a £600,000 funding grant from global charitable foundation Wellcome, as part of a £6.5million capital redevelopment. Contact is the nationally renowned Manchester based theatre that develops radical new theatre with young people.
Bangor University's School of Music will host the first International Conference on Women's Work in Music conference on 4–7 September 2017.
Set to bring academics, researchers and music professionals from around the world, the conference will celebrate female musician's achievements and explore women's work in music internationally.
Charitable organisation The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has released phase one of a report on how arts organisations can fulfill their civic role.
The report hopes to help build awareness, potential and best practice of the civic role of arts organisations nationwide. It asks for consultation and feedback from the arts community. It also provides case studies of "inspiring practice" from Battersea Arts Centre, Duckie, Entelechy Arts, LIFT, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), National Theatre Wales, Roundhouse and more.