2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor!
To celebrate, we want to give 15,000 hours of space to artists through our FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others.
The Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals have formed and will finance the PLACE (Platforms for Creative Excellence) programme, intended to increase the reach of the renowned annual festivals' work. They have committed £15 million across the next five years. PLACE will be supported and administered by Creative Scotland.
Projects announced to recieve money from the first three years of funding (£5.8 million) are:
Six museums in the North East, Yorkshire and the North West of England have been selected to take part in Meeting Point, an Arts Council England funded programme that partners museums and artists, resulting in the creation of new artworks, each inspired by an individual venue and its collections.
The programme, which is led by contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage, aims to attract new audiences to the participating venues by placing contemporary artwork in unexpected spaces, and also helps museum staff to gain skills in commissioning and working with artists.
An interactive sculpture providing an immersive experience of Disobedient AI and experimental knitwear featuring sensor-embedded yarns are some of the academic-artist collaborations on display as part of a new exhibition, King’s Artists – new thinking, new making, at King’s College London this October.
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Are you ready to plan your Giants journey?
There are just two weeks until Giant visitors will walk the streets of Liverpool and Wirral (Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October) – in what will be the final in the trilogy of Giant spectaculars.
British Council is offering funding for UK and Vietnam practitioners, initiatives and organisations to support film and music projects exploring Vietnam's cultural heritage.
Opened in September 2018, the FAMLAB (Film, Archive and Music Lab) fund will be used for collaborative and sustainable creative projects that can deliver long-term benefits for contemporary arts and demonstrate innovate ways of interacting with audiences including:
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'.