Calling all music groups of different shapes, sizes and specialisms. Brass Bands England's industry-leading BandSafe programme is designed to support safeguarding in any musical setting - not just bands.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has joined with Tomorrow’s Warriors to help redress the balance in representation at grassroots level in the UK jazz scene by reaching out to young musicians from diverse backgrounds. The new project, Jazz Hang, will launch in January 2021.
Jerwood Arts and three other independent funders have launched the Live Work Fund, £660,000 intended to support at least 33 UK artists, creatives and producers over 12 months with awards of £20,000 to adapt their approach to making and sharing live work.
Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme for UK City of Culture 2021, beginning in May 2021.
Rooted in the rich history of the city and celebrating the stories of the people who have made it their home, the programme also addresses the issues that communities are faced with today while imagining what the future holds.
An additional £151 million has been given to arts and culture organisations across England, adding to the £257 million earlier in October, coming from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Read a full list of recipients here.
Communities of shielding care home residents across the UK will unite in isolation on Remembrance Sunday (8th November), to pay tribute to Dame Vera Lynn by taking part in a mass sing-a-long hosted by registered charity Shapeshifter Productions.
The event will be hosted virtually and has been organised in partnership with Decca Records.
More than 1,300 arts and cultural organisations will receive a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, as announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden on 12 October 2020.
Organisations that applied for grants under £1 million in the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund were informed of their awards on 12 October 2020 by Arts Council England which is distributing funding on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Wigmore Hall is inviting composers to apply for a "lockdown commission". Wigmore Hall will select 12 composers, who will each be awarded a paid commission to write a new work which reflects their lockdown experience.
For some, lockdown has been a time of anxiety and despair, of isolation and crisis, of discrimination and inequality. For others it has been a time of renewal and reflection, resolve and occasionally joy. By commissioning 12 new works, we want to reflect all of these and many other situations.