The UK in JAPAN 2019-20 season, a high-profile and ambitious campaign to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and deepen the partnership between the UK and Japan as forward-looking global leaders, was launched in September 2019 after its official announcement when Prime Minister Abe visited the UK in January 2019.
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Cultural organisations in Dundee, led by V&A Dundee, have launched a joint fundraising campaign to offset some of the financial impact of COVID-19.
The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund is led by V&A Dundee and will also benefit Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Heritage Trust and Dundee Science Centre.
Details on the current round of funding from the Culture Recovery Fund, how it is to be distributed and how to apply.
As part of the Culture Recovery Fund, grants of up to £3 million will protect important cultural assets and ensure arts and heritage continues to play a key role in levelling up the country.
Shakespeare’s Birthplace in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon will reopen its doors to visitors on Saturday, 1 August, 2020, after being closed for more than four months due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Shakespeare’s Birthplace has been awarded Visit Britain’s new ‘We’re Good to Go’ safety accreditation for COVID-19 safe attractions, with new measures in place across the Birthplace, garden and shop, and the introduction of an online advanced ticketing system.
Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus. The government announced the measures on 5 July 2020.
For more information on how it is being distributed:
The Culture Diary intends to update this page with opening dates of cultural venues in the UK as they are announced. Contact us at email@example.com with details of your plans to reopen or hold new events.
Note that new guidance has been published on GOV.UK for performing arts organisations on safely working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government and independent organisations have published guidance on reopening various sectors with the arts, culture and creative industries. Links to guidance resources are below and will be updated as more information becomes available:
Southbank Centre is offering 'Art by Post' which brings free poetry and visual arts activities to the people who are most isolated by the current social distancing measures. The activities are designed for older adults living with dementia and other chronic health conditions.
If you sign up to take part, you’ll receive Art by Post creative booklets which arrive through your letterbox or straight to your email inbox. Through a series of exercises, you’ll be inspired to be more artistic and feed your imagination.
The Turner Prize jury for 2020 will select 10 winners to receive bursaries in place of the annual award.
Tate Britain will award £10,000 each to ten different artists selected by the jury due to the coronavirus pandemic making the exhibition unfeasible to mount. The artists will be announced at the end of June.