The Creative Industries Council has revealed its 50 Ones To Watch in a new report published at the Createch 2019 conference, part of London Tech Week, on Tuesday 11 June 2019. Included in the 50 are Culture Diary members Marshamallow Laser Feast, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Shakespeare Company
The report features four main growth opportunities where creative skills interact with artificial intelligence, mixed reality and other forms of technology:
The 17th annual London Design Festival takes place 14–22 September 2019 at V&A where curated collections of displays and installations and the Global Design Forum will showcase innovative, breathtaking British design. Various locations in the city will also play host to signature projects.
Design Districts, Landmark Projects, Festival Commissions and other special projects are the key attractions throught the city and this year's are:
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has just launched a new round of Networks Funding for 2019.
Applications are now open for groups or networks across England to receive support for the development of a fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting. Organisations and groups can apply up for grants of up to £1,000 and £2,000 depending on the size of the event.
As part of Hong Kong Arts Month in March 2019, French-Italian fashion brand Moncler got fashion and style online magazine Hypebeast together with street culture icon and streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara and art critic Hans Ulrich Obrist for a talk on 'Imagination in the Digital Age'.
You can watch the fascinating discussion below or by clicking here.
The Department for International Trade is partnering with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Music Publishers Association (MPA) for the annual LA Sync Licensing Mission, held in the heart of Hollywood, on 10~14 June 2019, and is seeking industry organisations and individuals to join them.
The event supports the growth of UK music exports and includes panels, practical sessions, keynote speeches and an exclusive networking reception hosted by the British Consul General, Michael Howells.
The Department of International Trade (DIT) will be taking an interactive/immersive mission in March 2019 to South by Southwest (SXSW), the leading industry and public event for music, film, interactive and tech.
The ten-day show, based in Austin, Texas, is set to attract around 300,000 visitors between 8-17 March 2019.
From entrepreneurs and investors to cutting edge digital disruptors, it will give organisations the chance to demonstrate their creativity, expertise, technology and innovation while making contacts to foster business development and professional growth.
Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), spoke about the "calling card" of creativity at the Creative Industries Federation International Summit on 9 October 2018.
Among the praise he gave were statistics on UK recording artists acounting for 8 of the top 10 artist albums in 2017, UK film earning a sixth of total film revenue worldwide and being the largest publisher of physical books in the world.
We welcome approval of The Factory, the flagship cultural venue being built in Manchester, which will be a uniquely flexible space for a variety of arts activity and a permanent home for Manchester International Festival (MIF).
We are also delighted to announce that John McGrath, CEO and Artistic Director of MIF, will be speaking at Theatres Trust’s annual conference on 16th October. John will provide an overview of the biennial event, which next takes place in July 2019, and give delegates an introduction to The Factory.
Theatres Trust Director Jon Morgan said: