2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor!
To celebrate, we want to give 15,000 hours of space to artists through our FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others.
Arts Council England conducted their first ever year-in-review live from Nottingham's Broadway Cinema and Arts Centre on 25 September 2018.
The video details how they'e supported arts and culture in the 12 months since last September, talk about the coming year and answer public questions.
You can also watch the introductory message by the Chair of the Arts Council, Nick Serota, here.
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After delivering the City of Culture for Hull in 2017, Absolutely Cultured has now been awarded £1.25 million by Arts Council England to delivery an ambitious programme of cultural events until 2021.
The programme aims to cater for the city’s growing local audience and visitors, and continue to build upon the legacy of Hull 2017.
The government is looking for an organisation to manage a £3 million social investment fund that supports culture and creativity across the Northern Powerhouse as part of the next stage of the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.
£3 million is available to fund managers wanting to invest in projects that use arts and culture to benefit local communities.
Michael Ellis, Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister, said:
"Culture is a powerful tool that can be used to help people reach their full potential and build stronger communities.
QuestLab Network is a new artist development initiative funded by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme. QuestLab Network will create a new network of dance artists, developers, technologists and commercial organisations, leading to the development and delivery of performance and engagement projects around the country.
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The "voice of the UK creative industries", the Creative Industries Federation (CIF), has announced its three strategic priorities for 2018–19. They are creative careers and skills; entrepreneurship and growth; EU and international.
Within these three strands, the CIF is investing their efforts into a number of commitments.
Creative Careers and Skills
Arts Council England and Core Cities UK have launched an enquiry into the future of culture in cities, including how policy makers, funders and culture organisations can build resources to enable culture to flourish. The intention is to use the insight and evidence gathered to produce a report in autumn 2018 and you can submit evidence as a local authority or culture organisation before 30 May 2018.
The enquiry will look at: