What Next? brings people together from around the country to debate and shape the future of arts and culture in the UK. It supports over 30 chapters across the UK as creative agents for change, both locally and nationally. Following an eight month strategic review it now has a refreshed vision and set of goals which puts inclusivity and democracy at the heart of how it moves forward.
Industry talks and workshops
The Creative Coalition is a major consultation project with Creative Industries Federation (CIF) members, fellow industries, partners and UK, devolved and local government. Its purpose will be to "reimagine our sector and create an inspirational view of what our future could look like, backed up with meaningful evidence and ideas" to be able to "paint a picture of what our future economy and society could look like, and how our creative industries are central to realising this vision".
THE first full English translation of the 400-year-old Latin medical casebook of Shakespeare’s son-in-law, the prominent physician John Hall (1575–1635), gives a new and rare insight into his career and the medical practises of the 17th
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 Department for International Trade will be at SXSW to celebrate the convergence of the interactive and music industries.
DIT is leading the UK Government’s presence at SXSW 2020 with a UK trade stand. The official SXSW venue, the British Music Embassy, will be in a dynamic new venue - Cedar Street Courtyard.
The trade stand and BME will offer the perfect opportunity to engage with buyers, hold one-on-one meetings, showcase your innovations, put on your events and receptions, and present your brand with impact at SXSW.
The Arab British Centre is seeking a film curator for the fifth edition of the SAFAR Film Festival, taking place across London venues from 17 – 21 September 2020.
The opportunity is a freelance position and is available for candidates based in the UK and overseas.
Apply before 8:00pm GMT (UK time) on 15 December 2019.
Working closely with the festival directors and producers, the responsibilities of the curator include:
The Culture Diary and Arts Council England is taking a delegation of visual arts leaders and emerging designers from across the UK to Hong Kong next month from 2–7 December. The mission takes place at Business of Design Week and is a direct result of working with a number of Culture Diary members eager to expand their creative and cultural practices internationally. The mission will work with the Department for International Trade and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office via the GREAT Britain Campaign.
The Department for International Trade, with British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Association of Independent Music (AIM), has organised the first-ever UK music trade mission to São Paolo, Brazil, the world' tenth-largest music market. This coincides with the city's SIM music convention.
Frieze London this year marks the 17th edition of the annual art fair and will truly bring the world of visual arts together in one place on 3-6 October. It welcomes more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, a record in international participation since its inception in 2003.
Entitled Towards a Creative Curriculum, a new conference – a first for both RSC Education and Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning – will explore the impact of arts and cultural learning on young people and how it can support the new Ofsted framework.
Aimed at teachers from early years to Key Stage 3, the event will take place on Friday 10 January 2020 at the Barbican Centre as part of the RSC’s London Season at the Barbican.