British Council has partnered with BFI Network/BFI Flare for a second year to offer three commissions of up to £20,000 to make an LGBTIQ+ themed short film in an international collaboration between filmmakers from the UK, African continent and Middle East. The grant will cover all stages of production, delivery of materials and team travel. The three films will be eligible to screen at BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival in March 2021.
What Next? brings people together from around the country to debate and shape the future of arts and culture in the UK. It supports over 30 chapters across the UK as creative agents for change, both locally and nationally. Following an eight month strategic review it now has a refreshed vision and set of goals which puts inclusivity and democracy at the heart of how it moves forward.
In more normal times, the activities and partnerships that we document on this blog are full of movement: of people, of collections, of productions, of exhibitions…
And yet, in an outcome that felt unimaginable even a month or so ago, physical movement in our ever-more hyper-connected world has wound down.
But we are all still, of course, hyper-connected.
Gecko is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company based in Ipswich, Suffolk and led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav.
Papatango Theatre Company is offering 20 chosen artists the chance for their monologues to be performed as part of their Isolated But Open project in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Each chosen artist will receive £100 for their winning submission.
How to apply:
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Kuwait Calling is a trailblazing collaboration between the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a cultural powerhouse in the Arabian Gulf region, and London-based 59 Productions’ team of Tony and Olivier Award-winning creatives (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, David Bowie is, War Horse), featuring dancers from Rambert, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.
Arts Council England and Julie's Bicycle have published the first environmental report to cover ACE's National Portfolio Organisations.
Sustaining Great Art and Culture 2018/19, published on 14 January 2020, includes data and initiatives from 184 new organisations that have never reported on their environmental data before.
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The Romani Culture and Arts Company has been the leading Romani organisation in Wales for 10 years and has become the strongest Romani and Traveller led organisation in the United Kingdom, with an extensive network across Wales, England and Europe.
Coventry City of Culture Trust, the Thames Festival Trust and Open Theatre will be working with the eight Special Needs schools in Coventry and their students to celebrate Coventry’s historic River Sherbourne. This project will form part of the City of Culture schools programme.
They are seeking a Coventry-based artist (or artists) or an arts organisation to deliver a programme of high-quality art workshops based around river and environmental studies with the eight schools. The work produced will be exhibited as part of Coventry City of Culture in 2020 and 2021.