The British Council has announced recipients of the Digital Collaboration Fund, supporting UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating.
The British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team is inviting proposals from UK-based organisations, collectives and creative practitioners to inspire and promote a global dialogue around climate change, with a specific focus on engaging young people (18-29).
The commissions will be part of the cultural programme in the build-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which the UK is hosting in Glasgow in November 2021.
Arts Council England, BFI, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England will accept applications for a second round of the Culture Recovery Fund in January 2021. With over £300 million in grants to be distributed for the period April to June 2021, these will be available to organisations to transition to full reopening within that time.
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The Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund surpasses £1 billion milestone, supporting more than 75,000 jobs, with remaining £400 million on the way as plans for a further round of support announced.
£60 million in capital funding has been awarded for ongoing construction and maintenance with 75% awarded to organisations outside of London.
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.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), in partnership with King’s College London, has created a new award that celebrates the civic role of arts organisations in society. Offering one award of £100,000 and two of £25,000, the Award for Civic Arts Organisations aims to shine a spotlight on the vital role that arts organisations play in society. Its longlist is published on 4 December 2020.
BBC Arts has announced a new commissioning strand of Culture in Quarantine as part of the BBC's season celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.
D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled professional artists are being invited to apply to produce new video or audio works. The fund aims to commission ten new works, with support from digital production specialists.
British Council is offering grants of up to £50,000 for 20 creative climate change-themed commissions from international collaborations in the build up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow in November 2021.
Jerwood Arts and three other independent funders have launched the Live Work Fund, £660,000 intended to support at least 33 UK artists, creatives and producers over 12 months with awards of £20,000 to adapt their approach to making and sharing live work.
The Scottish Government’s £5 million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers will re-open for applications at 12 noon, Tuesday 10 November 2020.
The fund is designed to support creative freelancers working in the arts, creative and screen sectors who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.