The Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport Committee (DCMS Committee) has published a report on the life-changing benefits of participation in culture and sport to individuals and communities.
Changing Lives finds evidence that:
British Council's new Art new Audiences open call is looking to fund 10 projects that will lead to the creation of work to reach fresh audiences in both the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Major projects can bid for up to £30,000 while £5–10,000 will be available for experimental project proposals.
Successful projects will:
A new report published by Arts Council England and the Creative Industries Federation shows how public investment in arts and culture can open social, reputational and economic value throughout the creative industries.
Public Investment, Public Gain goes on to explain how investment has cultivated new ideas, technologies and innovation, increased talent pool and job growth, and leveraged investment to build upon UK business.
Did you know that Waddesdon Manor houses an outstanding collection of Dutch paintings?
Among Waddesdon’s treasures are French paintings by Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) and François Boucher (1703-1770), and English portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) and George Romney (1734-1802), line its walls.
CAN is seeking to recruit a new Creative Producer - Children & Young People
The role of Creative Producer - Children & Young People is a new position at Community Arts North West (CAN), and a key post reflecting the significant focus that we put on our growing portfolio of work with children and young people.
Waddesdon Manor asks “Have you got a Hodgkin at home?”
As part of its preparations for Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered (25 May – 20 October 2019) - the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in nearly thirty years – Waddesdon Manor and members of Hodgkin’s family are keen to trace ‘lost’ works by the British painter who very much deserves to be returned to the spotlight.
VisitBritain's annual travel trade event for the tourism industry now in its fifth year, opens 8–10 May 2019.
VisitBritain is gearing up to host its annual flagship travel trade event to sell destination Britain to the world.
ExploreGB takes place in Harrogate, Yorkshire where more than 250 international travel buyers from 31 countries will do business with more than 320 tourism suppliers.
On 3–5 May, Liverpool's Sound City takes place, once again delivering a cutting edge lineup of contemporary music, as well as a day packed with panel talks and lively discussion. Plus, we will be there too.
Come and see Brad and Cheryl at the Culture Diary on Friday 3 May. Speak to us about registering for and using the Culture Diary, and we'll tell you how we can help you spread your creative and cultural activity far and wide.
British Council has revealed its lineup of 30 artists for the Edinburgh Showcase, a programme of performing arts that takes place every two years at the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals,
Opening 19–24 August 2019, British Council's Edinburgh Showcase gives theatre and dance companies their biggest chance to show work to international promoters, potentially opening up export opportunities.
This year's showcases is filled with women writers and performers, and promises a range of issues including gender, disability, identity and race. The full lineup is: