With the help of the UK Government, creators of Wallace & Gromit, Aardman, are joining with creative leaders in virtual reality and video game fields to craft "next generation entertainment experiences" as part of the Audience of the Future Challenge programme.
British Council is offering a two-week residency in Japan to five chosen UK-based artists as part of the UK in Japan 2019-20 season. The residency will take place over two weeks from 5-18 October 2019.
Download application details here. Deadline for applications is 7 May at 4pm. Follow all instructions to be considered for the residency. Summary of the residency is included below.
British Council has opened its Edinburgh International Festival Artist Development Programme for 2019, and is looking for minority ethnic and / or disabled artists who want to take work to the world-renowned festival. The programme takes place 20–22 August 2019.
Successful artists will receive a ticket budget to see a diverse range of shows, attend events and expand professional networks. They will also gain special access to British Council's Edinburgh Showcase, with its hand-picked selection of international artists.
Arts Council England has published findings from 37 workshops across the company last autumn asking organisations from around the UK how it should approach its next ten-year strategy. Its new ten-year strategy is expected to be published autumn 2019.
Portobello Wall Public Art Project
The Portobello Wall Public Art Project is an annual public art commission for a stretch of brick wall linking two of the most vibrant and well known market areas in London: Portobello Road and Golborne Road. Since the introduction of this project in 2009, successful installations have created a visual link between these two unique markets, and attract over 1.3 million visitors each year.
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.
National Museums Liverpool (NML) has issued an open call for planners to help them transform its waterfront estate.
The brief for applicants explains: "We wish to create an outstanding visitor destination that connects Liverpool's stunning waterfront with the city, the River Mersey and the significant buildings that together all create such a strong visual identity.
A partnership between British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland has led to £138,000 of funding going to 16 organisations after an open call for projects linked to European partners.
Successful bids for the funding receive between £6–10,000, and each project includes at least one European organisation, while helping to promote Scottish work around the world.
Winning organisations are:
Five areas will share £20 million, the first government investment of its kind, from the Cultural Development Fund to increase access to arts, heritage and the creative industries, while boosting the local economy by attracting more visitors to each area and supporting the growth of new businesses.
Grimsby, Thames Estuary, Plymouth, Wakefield and Worcester will receive the funding to invest in culture, supporting economic growth and creating more than 1,300 new jobs across the country, as part of the Creative Industries Sector Deal.