The sixth edition of the Shubbak Festival: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture runs from 20th June – 17th July, 2021. Born out of the rupture across Arab countries ten years ago, Shubbak 2021 returns with an ambitious programme that connects audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.
The Association for Independent Museums has launched a new fund to tackle inequality.
The AIM Hallmarks Grants support accredited museums or museums working towards accreditation in England, with grants of up to £10,000 available to support projects addressing AIM’s new Tackling Inequality Hallmark.
AIM will fund projects that support its new Tackling Inequality Hallmark - read more about this on AIM's website.
Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme for UK City of Culture 2021, beginning in May 2021.
Rooted in the rich history of the city and celebrating the stories of the people who have made it their home, the programme also addresses the issues that communities are faced with today while imagining what the future holds.
Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors. The programme is supported by funding from the GREAT Britain Campaign via the Culture Diary and Arts Council England.
The programme launches with an online festival of international exchange and collaboration taking place 11-14 November 2020. Register to join the online sessions here.
An additional £151 million has been given to arts and culture organisations across England, adding to the £257 million earlier in October, coming from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Read a full list of recipients here.
More than 1,300 arts and cultural organisations will receive a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, as announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden on 12 October 2020.
Organisations that applied for grants under £1 million in the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund were informed of their awards on 12 October 2020 by Arts Council England which is distributing funding on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Thursday 1 October 2020 marks one year to go until Expo 2020 Dubai opens, and you can now visit the UK Pavilion virtually. Take an online walk through the full visitor experience including the wallking route for visitors in person, and the interior spaces such as the Choral Space, where the incredible soundscape will be piped in.
Festival UK* 2022 is calling for scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to come together and collaborate on creative ideas.
Festival UK* 2022 wants creative teams made up of organisations and individuals from across the STEAM sectors to apply to take part in a paid R&D project to create compelling, ambitious and jaw-dropping public engagement acts on a global-scale.
The UK in JAPAN 2019-20 season, a high-profile and ambitious campaign to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and deepen the partnership between the UK and Japan as forward-looking global leaders, was launched in September 2019 after its official announcement when Prime Minister Abe visited the UK in January 2019.
Acclaimed fashion photographer and film-maker Nick Knight presents his rose images in the Coach House Gallery, but are they all they appear to be? Sue Herdman, editor at The Arts Society magazine, asks Knight for the thinking behind them.