Siobhan Davies Dance (London) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) are pleased to announce the expansion of their four-year partnership, CONTINUOUS, to form the CONTINUOUS Network which will incorporate institutions around the country. This major collaboration has been awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant for £341,144 and £90,000 in support from the John Ellerman Foundation.
Manchester International Festival will take over the city centre of one of the UK's most creative and inspiring places with a vast programme of the best in UK and international arts, collaboration and curation.
The lineup, which takes place 4-23 July, is a daring selection of diverse works, including world premieres and unique collaborations.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) and Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) have commissioned a playable piece of augmented reality public art for Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first Shakespeare Jubilee.
The piece, I See The Future by Anagram, displays a vision of Stratford-upon-Avon dreamed up by its residents through two pairs of giant binoculars. Supported by Arts Council England and Watershed's Creative Producers International programme, the art will be installed for a weekend 6–8 September 2019.
The Centre for Cultural Value will now have a home at the University of Leeds.
Announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in August 2018, the centre will explore the impact of arts and culture on society. The Centre is jointly funded by the AHRC, Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation with investment for £2.5 million over five years.
Building on existing research, the Centre aims to address the following main questions:
British Council has announced the artists-in-residence for the first-ever at Ise Jingu, the spiritual home of the Japanese people.
The artists are:
Connect for Creativity will bring artists from the Greece, Serbia, Turkey and the UK together for art and technology residencies to create new work.
The open call wants artists who:
Up to £3,000 is available for UK musicians and professionals wanting to develop and perform work in Russia for British Council's UK-Russia Year of Music 2019 programme.
The funding is open to "individual musicians and professionals (e.g. composers, conductors, performers, librettists, sound artists, event producers) who have an existing interest in or contact with Russia, and who have a strong project idea that funding would help them to fulfil."
Contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage (
British Council's new Art new Audiences open call is looking to fund 10 projects that will lead to the creation of work to reach fresh audiences in both the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Major projects can bid for up to £30,000 while £5–10,000 will be available for experimental project proposals.
Successful projects will: