Through its funding for the MEDIA and Culture Sub-Programmes, among others, Creative Europe (CE) has made a lasting impact on the UK according to a report put together with the help of Creative Europe Desk UK. Benefits include growing business and organisations, establishing lasting partnerships around the world, and providing opportunities for disdavantaged groups.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has revealed the first Civil Society Strategy in 15 years. The strategy intends to build stronger communities through bringing together businesses, charities and the public sector.
Through the 'five foundations of social value' – people, places, the social sector, the private sector and the public sector – the government's strategy includes actions to help communities thrive, and therefore contributing to 'individuals and organisations....creating social value, independent of state control'.
Creative Europe has awarded €2.1 million across 40 projects led by or featuring UK creative, cultural and heritage organisations in European collaborations for 2018. This includes €2 million to British Council's Europe Beyond Access fund.
ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations.
The 2018-19 ICOM UK–British Council Travel Grant Scheme enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and share skills, expertise and experience. The Travel Grant Scheme supports museums who are starting to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships.
British Council have opportunities for young artists to collaborate, attend a creative networking event in Germany, and provide public art for Qatar.
new Art new Audiences (nAnA) 2018
18–35 year old artists organisations and collectives from the UK and some East African countries can apply to collaborate with international artists showcase their work together. Up to £30,000 could be allocated for each project with a maximum of five projects for 2018.
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.
The Culture Diary, with the GREAT Britain Campaign, the Department for International Trade and HMG partners, curated the UK Innovation Hub stand, and supported the Futures Stage and Knowledge Hub with exhibitors, panels and showcases at the International Business Festival on 27–28 June.Highlights include:
The Serpentine has opened its first Serpentine Pavilion outside of the UK at the WF Central development in Beijing and will be in place from 30 May until 31 October 2018.
Contact today announced the second part of its radical, diverse and entertaining programme taking place across Manchester as work on its Oxford Road building redevelopment begins. In the City Part Two showcases the best of Contact, its produced work, partner artists and the award-winning Contact Young Company. The season has been programmed in conjunction with Re:Con, Contact’s team of young programmers and producers.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) will be at the Museums + Heritage Show on 16–17 May at Olympia West, London, offering meetings and networking opportunities with international buyers in the museums sector.
Visit the event website here to register and make bookings for 1-2-1 meetings with commercial officers and international buyers.