British Council is seeking a British or UK-based curator to create and co-produce the next edition of its online-only platform for supporting creativity in digital art, PlayUK. With a focus on new work, proposals should come from individuals or collectives for a programme to showcase, exchange knowledge and share new practices in the process of game-making that connects UK and Western Balkan creatives.
The UK in JAPAN 2019-20 season, a high-profile and ambitious campaign to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and deepen the partnership between the UK and Japan as forward-looking global leaders, was launched in September 2019 after its official announcement when Prime Minister Abe visited the UK in January 2019.
Cultural organisations in Dundee, led by V&A Dundee, have launched a joint fundraising campaign to offset some of the financial impact of COVID-19.
The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund is led by V&A Dundee and will also benefit Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Heritage Trust and Dundee Science Centre.
Acclaimed fashion photographer and film-maker Nick Knight presents his rose images in the Coach House Gallery, but are they all they appear to be? Sue Herdman, editor at The Arts Society magazine, asks Knight for the thinking behind them.
Turner Contemporary is inviting applications from Black and Disabled artists for two new digital commissions. An award of £3000 will be made to each selected artist for the creation and production of a new digital artwork.
There will be three commissions which will form a central part of Turner Contemporary’s public programme while the Hastings gallery is closed. The first is for Black artists, the second is for Disabled artists and the third is for artists from Thanet.
As part of the London Borough of Culture 2020, Brent has revealed details of its first Brent Biennial - a free festival of specially-commissioned art presented in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent.
The first Brent Biennial will present over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent.
Sculptures, sound art, large-scale murals, intimate installations and more will help tell the stories of Brent and people who have been made and shaped by the borough.
Four young artists from the Gulf and the UK have been selected to take part in an international digital residency.
Alexis Maxwell from Merseyside, was chosen alongside Rawan Al-Mahrouqi from Oman, Alaa Tarabzouni from Saudi Arabia and Ellie Niblock from Northern Ireland, for the ConnectME Summer Residency, run by the Arab British Centre in partnership with the British Council for artists aged 18-30.
Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus. The government announced the measures on 5 July 2020.
For more information on how it is being distributed:
Government and independent organisations have published guidance on reopening various sectors with the arts, culture and creative industries. Links to guidance resources are below and will be updated as more information becomes available:
Southbank Centre is offering 'Art by Post' which brings free poetry and visual arts activities to the people who are most isolated by the current social distancing measures. The activities are designed for older adults living with dementia and other chronic health conditions.
If you sign up to take part, you’ll receive Art by Post creative booklets which arrive through your letterbox or straight to your email inbox. Through a series of exercises, you’ll be inspired to be more artistic and feed your imagination.