What does 2020 hold for you? We at the Culture Diary, embedded within the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, are gearing up for a year of cultural activity and huge UK campaigns including:
The Design Museum will open the first-ever major museum exhibition of Prada design and innovation in September 2020.
Prada: Front and Back will "offer unprecedented insight into Prada’s creative approach, inspirations and landmark collaborations". It will reflect the idea of "front and back" through looking at the surface of the fashion house's work while also highlighting the "creative and industrial infrastructure" behind it all.
It will tell Miuccia Prada’s story through it's products and success in both design and business, evolving the very idea of style and culture.
The London College of Fashion (University of Arts London), leading the Business of Fashion Textiles and Technology (BFTT) Creative Research & Development Partnership, needs input from fashion industry companies for a survey that will inform a future R&D programme and funding.
They are seeking owners and founders of businesses and intermediaries – from materials to museums, agriculture to advertising, policy to 3D printing and more – working in all aspects of the fashion 'ecosystem' for their survey.
The Trampery is working with the British Fashion Council (BFC) to provide creative workspace for new designer womenswear businesses at their Hackney Wick Fish Island Village location.
The BFC's annual NEWGEN programme provides finance, support and showcasing opportunities to emerging talent and helps to build future high-end fashion businesses.
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.
British Council is looking to build connections between the UK creative sector and young artists in Sub-Saharan Africa.
British Council is actively seeking expressions of interest for Art Connects Us from UK-based organisations, curators and programmers in these fields:
- visual arts
Expressions of interest will be accepted until 10 March 2019.
The Creative Land Trust has been launched, supported by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. It aims to secure long-term and affordable space for artists and creative people in London.
This innovative new organisation seeks to secure land and building space while keepong affordable rent rates by:
1. Purchase of freehold properties or long leases
2. Receipt of properties gifted or transferred by public or private partners
3. Purchase of buildings with a studio provider
Six boroughs in London will receive over £11 million in funds to support artists and small creative businesses as the city’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ).
The CEZs are expected to create 3,500 new jobs, 1,000 new training, job and education opportunities for residents, and over 40,000 square metres of new affordable workspace.
The boroughs named as CEZs are:
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.