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.
Manchester International Festival 2019 continues its diverse and expansive programme with the premiere of grime superstar Skepta's DYSTOPIA987 installation on 17–18 July 2019.
Sixteen years after the breakthrough grime album Boy In Da Corner by Dizzee Rascal was released, Stormzy headlined Glastonbury Festival 2019 bringing this resolutely British sound to a global audience.
Manchester International Festival will take over the city centre of one of the UK's most creative and inspiring places with a vast programme of the best in UK and international arts, collaboration and curation.
The lineup, which takes place 4-23 July, is a daring selection of diverse works, including world premieres and unique collaborations.
Opened on 22 June–29 September 2019, the first-ever Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK's largest dedicated sculpture festival.
The Yorkshire Sculpture International takes place across four major galleries - the Hepworth Wakefield, the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The next installment will play a major part in the cultural programme of Leeds 2023.
Art Fund membership has grown by 8.5% in the past 12 months to 151,000 members, which has doubled in the last decade.
Art Fund has also launched a new funding scheme to help toward the conservation of museum and gallery collections in the UK with applications opening on 28 July 2019. This new fund joins several others opened in 2019:
The Royal Exchange, with the aid of the Oglesby Charitable Trust, has developed a new pop-up theatre for Manchester residents to make and share theatre, as well as see Royal Exchange Performances in their own areas.
The Den, created by Haworth Tompkins, will visit areas of Manchester as part of the Royal Exchange's long-running community programme, Local Exchange. The theatre will be constructed and operated by residents in each community becoming its ushers, door staff, technical team and audience.
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:
With Waltham Forest 6 months through their year of programming for London Borough of Culture, and Brent poised to take the baton in 2020, the Mayor of London has opened applications to the next submissions for 2021 and 2023.
Winning entries for the London Borough of Culture will receive a revenue grant of up to £1.35 million and be awarded the title of Borough of Culture for one year.
There are also three Cultural Impact awards of around £200,000 each for strategic individual projects that will take place in 2021 and 2023.