Crafting Futures is a British Council global programme supporting the future of craft; its practices and people. In 2019, British Council launched Crafting Futures in China, aiming to foster international opportunities for UK and Chinese women artisans, explore sustainability and innovation across the craft sector and drive change among younger generations.
The British Embassy in Moscow and Consulate General in Ekaterinburg are inviting bids for projects commencing in the financial year 2020/2021 that build on sustainable connections between British and Russian people across a variety of subjects including culture.
To submit your application, follow the instructions on the GOV.UK website. The deadline for project concept bids is 13:00 (MSK/UTC+3), 20 January 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK.
The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK.
Paisley Museum will undergo a £42m transformation beginning in 2020 after plans were approved by Renfrewshire Council.
The Category A-listed Victorian building is being upgraded to help it tell the stories of a town known around the world for its pattern.
The museum is expected to draw audiences of 125,000 people a year - almost four times current numbers - from Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally when it is due to reopen in 2022.
The designs have been produced by AL_A, a company headed by by Stirling Prize winner Amanda Levete.
Arts Council England (ACE) has launched Our Music Fund which helps Music Education Hubs increase their crowdfunding skills through training and support, and contributes to their campaigns to raise money for music-related projects.
Examples of crowdfunded projects through website Spacehive that are being supported by ACE include a pop-up music studio in Stratford, a local record label in Dorset, and a sensory music space for young people with special educational needs in Swindon.
Radar Sofia and Drama Pact are offering the chance for a theatremaker to spend time in Sofia meeting theatre operators for future partnerships and joint projects.
The open call is for playwrights, dramaturges, performers and theatremakers who are about to start work or are already working on a project that will benefit from a creative stay in Sofia, draw from its local area, involve Bulgarian theatre makers or could benefit the area / could be presented in Sofia in the future. The terms are:
Manchester International Festival will take over the city centre of one of the UK's most creative and inspiring places with a vast programme of the best in UK and international arts, collaboration and curation.
The lineup, which takes place 4-23 July, is a daring selection of diverse works, including world premieres and unique collaborations.
Connect for Creativity will bring artists from the Greece, Serbia, Turkey and the UK together for art and technology residencies to create new work.
The open call wants artists who:
The Mayor of London is investing an additional £20,000 into the Culture Seeds programme for community-led projects with an African focus.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the official launch of Africa In London, a summer of cultural activity including new and established events around African culture in the capital.