The 2017 Working Internationally Conference, organised by the UK Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM UK) and National Museum Directors' Council (NMDC), supported by British Council and Natural History Museum, will take place at the Natural History Museum in London on 2 March 2017. The conference will take the pulse of working internationally in a post-Brexit world. What issues will museums face in the months and years ahead as the UK seeks political separation from the EU? How can we maximise the opportunities and manage the challenges ahead of us?
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) reports that more than 1,600 people responded to the governments call for evidence in its first review of the museum sector in over a decade.
Launched in September 2016, the review will give a better understanding of how the museum sector can be supported by the government. The online survey took evidence from industry experts, museums, charities, funding bodies and the public. The evidence will now be analysed for the next stage of the review.
Building on its previous Film Forever strategy, the Britsh Film Institute (BFI) has crafted a five-year strategy to 2022 after a series of consultation roadshows this summer.
Its key initatives for the next five years are summed up below:
Exporting UK culture can provide a valuable source of income for arts and creative organisations, and improve "their financial resilience and sustainability" according to an Arts Council-commissioned report on the international activity of National Portfolio Organisations.
Over half of the organisations taking part had participated in international activity in 2014 and 2015, with 243 of NPOs generating £34 million. Areas by percentage of respondents were London (38%), North (30%), Midlands (12%), South West (11%) and East/South East (10%).
Two reports covering the views and recommendations of the culture sector in the wake of Brexit have bene published by Creative Industries Federation (CIF) and Arts Quarter.
Arts Council England has announced its intended spending for 2018 – 2022.
£622 million per year will be spread across the National Portfolio, Grants for Arts and Culture and strategic funds, while the National Portfolio application portal for the arts and culture sector will open on 26 October 2016.
British Council and the hub have compiled a report including all current support available for UK musicians and music organisations expanding their work and reach internationally.
Soho Estates Director Fawn James has donated £125,000 to the Theatres Trust’s London Theatres Small Grants Scheme.
Interested in touring or performing in Brazil? As interest in Brazil is boosted by Rio 2016 Olympics this summer, Brazil's Federal Law of Cultural Incentive (also known as the Rouanet Law) makes touring the South American country attractive. It encourages companies or individuals to invest in cultural activities by making sponsorship or donations tax deductible.
The Creative Industries Federation today launched 'Creative industries - routes to finance', a one-stop guide to finance for the arts and creative industries.
Both publicly-supported organisations and commercial enterprises will find practical guidance in raising finance and building resilience in these challenging times.