During the current crisis, creative professionals are finding solutions to aid communities in their moment of need.
The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation (PEF) has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2020 to British visual artist Grayson Perry, making Perry the first British visual artist to win the prestigious prize since 1968. It includes €150,000 in prize money.
British Council has announced that Sonia Boyce OBE RA will represent the UK at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2021. The exhibition will run from May – November 2021 and will feature a major solo exhibition of new work from the artist.
Sonia Boyce is known for her highly innovative and experimental approach to art-making, using performance and audio-visual elements in her work. Since the 1990s,
Kuwait Calling is a trailblazing collaboration between the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a cultural powerhouse in the Arabian Gulf region, and London-based 59 Productions’ team of Tony and Olivier Award-winning creatives (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, David Bowie is, War Horse), featuring dancers from Rambert, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.
Read our February 2020 newsletter, headlined by our new Culture Diary showreel video which showcases the work we have been doing since 2016 to help the sector with their international working.
This is in addition to our usual selection of industry news, and welcomes to our latest registered organisations.
We are delighted to share with you our latest video designed to show you, in vivid colour, what the Culture Diary does to support the culture and creative industry sectors.
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.
British Council has launched two digital arts-focused open call opportunities for 2020. Details and how to apply for them are below.
AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative is an initiative developed by the British Council in partnership with MUTEK (Canada/Argentina) and Somerset House Studios (UK). Since 2018, the programme has connected an active network in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and the UK.
10 years of community strength and success!
2009 – 2019
The Romani Culture and Arts Company has been the leading Romani organisation in Wales for 10 years and has become the strongest Romani and Traveller led organisation in the United Kingdom, with an extensive network across Wales, England and Europe.
Wales has launched its first International Strategy, promoting the country as an outward-looking nation ready to work and trade with the rest of the world with a heavy focus on creative industries, among others.