The Midlands, home to over 10 million people, is a major focus for the Government through the Midlands Engine - a coalition of councils, local enterprise partnerships, universities and businesses working with Government to build on innovation, investment and international trade, increase business skills, and continue to make the Midlands a great place to live.
After gathering and analysing a wide range of evidence, The Arts Council has identified a series of proposed outcomes that they believe they should aim to achieve by 2030.
As a first stage of consultation, they are asking a wide range of stakeholders if they agree that these outcomes are the right things for Arts Council England to focus on over the next decade, and, if so, how they might be collaboratively worked on in order to achieve them.
VisitBritain today welcomes a new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to offer a united travel service for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market, to drive growth in international business events to the UK.
The partnership, officially launched today at IBTM World in Barcelona, gives international event planners the freedom to book multi-stop journeys from mainland Europe to British destinations on the Eurostar and Virgin Trains networks through a ‘one-stop-shop’ booking experience.
A new museum in East London, a unique partnership between the V&A and the Smithsonian Institution, will provide a purpose-built home for 250,000 objects and an additional 917 archives.
The V&A East project will create two interconnected sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a brand-new museum at Stratford Waterfront, and a new collection and research centre at Here East.
The Black Country Living Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary and plans for its future expansion.
Research reviewing 35 million job adverts substantiates that employers requiring creativity in jobs is likely to grow in the future workforce.
The adverts, published from 2013 to 2017, were reviewed to work out which skills will be needed to meet the jobs of the future.
The research, issued by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, suggests that between now and 2030, the demand for creativity will increase, perhaps partly explained by advances in technology and automation.
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.
Creative Industries Minister Margot James has confirmed an extra £1 million of funding for the creative industries, to a total of £5 million, to promote the "best of British" abroad. The funding boost will support UK businesses attending the Shanghai International Advertising Festival, a new China-UK film exchange to help increase co-productions between the countries, and support an increased British presence at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals have formed and will finance the PLACE (Platforms for Creative Excellence) programme, intended to increase the reach of the renowned annual festivals' work. They have committed £15 million across the next five years. PLACE will be supported and administered by Creative Scotland.
Projects announced to recieve money from the first three years of funding (£5.8 million) are:
Hidden amongst the treasures within Waddesdon's collection are a selection of bizarre, fantastical and mythical creatures, that until now have not received much attention.
While research is still ongoing about the provenance of many of Waddesdon’s ‘beasts’, some histories are better known. Curator Dr Mia Jackson has put together a selection of images and fascinating information about some of these creatures within the Waddesdon collection, to bring them to light for the first time.