The team behind the UK Pavilion at World Expo Dubai is inviting anyone in the world to contribute to a crowd-sourced musical piece that showcases the sounds of humanity for use as part of the huge world-class installation of the Pavilion.
BBC Arts is extending Culture In Quarantine once again during the autumn to work with parts of the UK arts scene that have been particularly hard hit by the global pandemic.
Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore says: "The BBC is the biggest creator of arts content in Britain and our contribution to the cultural economy in the UK is something that I’m passionate about.
Southbank Centre is running a three-month series of multi-arts events entitled Inside Out, all broadcast from Royal Festival Hall and other venues from 17 September to 30 December.
The autumn season of over 40 multi-arts events bringing music, literature, and comedy back to the Royal Festival Hall for the first time since closure on 17 March, including:
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.
Help Musicians has launched the second round of its financial hardship support to help professional musicians ineligible for government emergency safety nets or unable to survive on what they receive.
Phase 2 has a total of £2.55m, made up of £2m from the charity’s reserves, plus generous donations of £500k from music licensing company PPL and £50k from the Lightbody Foundation.
Creative Scotland has launched new support for grassroots music venues across Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund.
The £2.2m fund, which was announced by Scottish Government Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2020, is to provide grassroots live music venues that were financially sustainable before COVID-19 with the funds to prevent permanent closure and help with sustainability.
Eligible venues will:
Attitude is Everything has announced a new three-year programme that aims to boost employment opportunities for Deaf and disabled people in the commercial music sector.
Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Beyond The Music will look to explore issues and employment gaps and identify solutions: supporting Deaf and disabled people to gain the necessary skills, experience, support and contacts they require to work or volunteer in the music industry, while providing training, resources and guidance to help music businesses build a truly inclusive work environment.
Grassroots music venues across England are the first recipients of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, as announced by the Culture Secretary on 22 August 2020.
Recipients of the fund include The Troubadour in London, where Adele and Ed Sheeran performed in the early days of their career, as well as The Jacaranda in Liverpool, where The Beatles played early rehearsals and one of their first gigs.
London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) know to cross boundaries with their warm, rich and vibrant sounds have released their first virtual concert ever - Soul Inspire Sessions!
If you haven't experienced live this award-wining choir who gives unforgettable performances, subscribe to their You Tube channel and watch LCGC live at home.
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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.