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:
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has reelased a new series of free and simple online PDF guides to support Trustees and Boards of UK museums and heritage sites with practical advice and tips on good governance.
The guides include:
Take your first steps into international touring and grow your audiences abroad with The Art of Export. Download a pdf copy here.
This guide offers essential advice and experiences from industry leaders. It also has a go-to list of services available from government departments and agencies to help you make the most of international opportunities.
More than £150 million is being jointly invested by government and industry to help the UK's world-leading cultural and creative businesses thrive. This Sector Deal, agreed between government and the Creative Industries Council (CIC) was announced on 28 March by Secretary of State for Digital. Culture, Media & Sport, Matt Hancock.