On 5–8 June, the Department for International Trade took 120 delegates to Cannes, France to promote British music exports at Midem, Europe's leading business event for the international music industry. The trip was made in partnership with BPI Music, AIM UK, MPA, PPL and PRS for Music.
The main focus at the event included:
British Council have opportunities for young artists to collaborate, attend a creative networking event in Germany, and provide public art for Qatar.
new Art new Audiences (nAnA) 2018
18–35 year old artists organisations and collectives from the UK and some East African countries can apply to collaborate with international artists showcase their work together. Up to £30,000 could be allocated for each project with a maximum of five projects for 2018.
On 21 June–9 September 2018, Conrad Shawcross's MATRIX 179 exhibition comes to Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Connecticut. It will feature the huge and striking Monolith (Optic) in front of the museum.
The installation will include more sculptures, models, drawings and a slow-moving light machine. Conrad will also give a talk on the opening day at 6pm.
Artists can now apply to showcase at two of South Korea’s most important industry events, MU:CON and Zandari Festival, as part of the Sound City Korea initiative.
APPLY NOW: https://form.jotformeu.com/61935061241348
Supported by Arts Council England, this is the fourth year that Sound City will take artists to MU:CON and Zandari, providing a gateway into the exciting Korean music market.
The Culture Diary, with the GREAT Britain Campaign, the Department for International Trade and HMG partners, curated the UK Innovation Hub stand, and supported the Futures Stage and Knowledge Hub with exhibitors, panels and showcases at the International Business Festival on 27–28 June.
The Serpentine has opened its first Serpentine Pavilion outside of the UK at the WF Central development in Beijing and will be in place from 30 May until 31 October 2018.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) will be at the Museums + Heritage Show on 16–17 May at Olympia West, London, offering meetings and networking opportunities with international buyers in the museums sector.
Visit the event website here to register and make bookings for 1-2-1 meetings with commercial officers and international buyers.
The "voice of the UK creative industries", the Creative Industries Federation (CIF), has announced its three strategic priorities for 2018–19. They are creative careers and skills; entrepreneurship and growth; EU and international.
Within these three strands, the CIF is investing their efforts into a number of commitments.
Creative Careers and Skills
With the potential for your work to be seen by millions of people from around the world, the Department for International Trade is giving the chance for a "dedicated, inventive, multi-displinary creative team" to craft the UK Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai.
The theme of the expo is 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future' with the UK focus being 'Global Britain – Innovating for a Shared Future'. The self-build pavilion will be supported by a programme of business and cultural events around these themes.