The British Council has announced recipients of the Digital Collaboration Fund, supporting UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating.
The UK/Italy Season - the British Council’s first digital-led Season of Culture - took place 17 September - 30 November 2020. Supported by the British Embassy in Rome, it comprised over 50 virtual events spanning dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.
Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors. The programme is supported by funding from the GREAT Britain Campaign via the Culture Diary and Arts Council England.
The programme launches with an online festival of international exchange and collaboration taking place 11-14 November 2020. Register to join the online sessions here.
Wales Arts International, the international agency of the Arts Council of Wales, are inviting tenders to write a roadmap for a research project which will develop a model for measuring the impact of international cultural activity on the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
More details and application details here. Read a summary and key information below.
Cultural organisations in Dundee, led by V&A Dundee, have launched a joint fundraising campaign to offset some of the financial impact of COVID-19.
The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund is led by V&A Dundee and will also benefit Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Heritage Trust and Dundee Science Centre.
New Adventures has announced Adventures in Film, a new digital project which will see three female choreographers work with TEA films to create bold and innovative dance films based on the New Adventures love of storytelling.
Once created, the three films will premiere in autumn 2020 as stand-alone cinematic shorts across the New Adventures channels.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has been given a special funding package from the Scottish Government to help the festival survive its cancellation this year.
A £1 million interest-free loan has been granted to the Fringe Society, which is the charity that oversees the annual performance festival. It will also receive £249,000 in grants from the City of Edinburgh Council (£100,000) and the Scottish government’s relief fund for businesses deemed vital to the country’s economy (£149,000). The £1 million loan will be repaid by the Fringe Society over six years.
Hacking Hearts was a fast-paced project that saw postgraduate students from across disciplines at Central Saint Martins hack the research of inaugural Scientists in Residence over the course of a week.
World champion beatbox artist Reeps One closed the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (Davos) on 24 January 2020 in Switzerland.
An excellent example of a UK artist with global and cross-sector reach, the Culture Diary worked with world champion beatboxer, musician and artist Reeps One on his showcase at the GREAT Festival of Innovation 2018 in Hong Kong.