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Hull City Council has revealed £27.5m plans to renovate the 2017 UK City of Culture's maritime attractions.
The plan includes:
- The Maritime Museum
- North End Shipyard
- Arctic Corsair
- Spurn Lightship
- Dock Office Chambers
- Creation of a new maritime route from Queen Victoria Square to the River Hull.
Hull City Council expects the revamp to bring in 300,000 visitors and generate £2.9m in income. The council is set to invest £10m and has applied for a £15m National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) grant.
The European Commission will provide funding to new projects for creative and audiovisual institutions using digital and new technologies.
This funding will be available to consortiums of organisations from at least three countries participating in Creative Europe representing a diverse range of cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual.
With a pot of around 1.75 million Euros, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency estimates funding for 6–10 projects at a minimum of 150,000 Euros for a maximum 60% of total eligible cost for the project.
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has just launched a new round of Networks Funding for 2019.
Applications are now open for groups or networks across England to receive support for the development of a fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting. Organisations and groups can apply up for grants of up to £1,000 and £2,000 depending on the size of the event.
Did you know that Waddesdon Manor houses an outstanding collection of Dutch paintings?
Among Waddesdon’s treasures are French paintings by Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) and François Boucher (1703-1770), and English portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) and George Romney (1734-1802), line its walls.
Waddesdon Manor asks “Have you got a Hodgkin at home?”
As part of its preparations for Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered (25 May – 20 October 2019) - the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in nearly thirty years – Waddesdon Manor and members of Hodgkin’s family are keen to trace ‘lost’ works by the British painter who very much deserves to be returned to the spotlight.
Waddesdon is an exceptional place wth a very interesting history and here are a few fun facts that demonstrate just this.
1. When Winston Churchill came to stay, he liked to stay in the Portico Bedroom so he could go out onto the roof to smoke a cigar. Miss Alice didn’t permit smoking anywhere other than in the Smoking Room.
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.
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.