Jerwood Arts has published a new employers toolkit on socio-economic diversity and inclusion in the arts.
A combined effort with the Bridge Group, the toolkit gathers practical ideas and case studies to support long-term change in the arts sector. It includes top 5 tips, which are:
The Centre for Economics and Business Research has prepared a study for Arts Council England on the arts and culture industry in the North of England.
In 2016, the arts and culture industry in the North of England:
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:
Music Venue Trust (MVT) has published two free guides to support individuals and organisations in creating and running their own music venue in a bid to increase the number of venues opening in the UK.
The Centre for Cultural Value will now have a home at the University of Leeds.
Announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in August 2018, the centre will explore the impact of arts and culture on society. The Centre is jointly funded by the AHRC, Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation with investment for £2.5 million over five years.
Building on existing research, the Centre aims to address the following main questions:
VisitBritain is launching Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB), an online platform to connect tourism suppliers with distributors globally.
Suppliers like accommodation providers, attractions, and tour planners will be able to show their product, availability, pricing and bookings for distirbutors (such as online agents).
Watch the infomercial for the new platform below. The platform is set to launch later in the year but you can register your interest here.
Arts Council England (ACE) wants your input into their draft 2020-2030 strategy now published and out for consultation from 1 July–23 September 2019.
Read Deputy CEO (Arts and Culture) Simon Mellor's blog on the consultation for more background and insight.
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 Trampery is working with the British Fashion Council (BFC) to provide creative workspace for new designer womenswear businesses at their Hackney Wick Fish Island Village location.
The BFC's annual NEWGEN programme provides finance, support and showcasing opportunities to emerging talent and helps to build future high-end fashion businesses.