Twelve organisations across the North will benefit from the last round of the Arts Council’s small scale capital awards, our programme that invests in buildings and equipment to increase organisations’ resilience and enable them to offer improved experiences for both artists and audiences. Continue reading
A one-day conference, taking place at Hull Truck Theatre, Digital Utopias will inspire and spark debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts. The conference will capture topical and diverse approaches to curation, archiving, collecting and creating from a range of art forms, from the visual arts to theatre.
Arts and culture in this country thrive on a mixed funding model of which donations and sponsorship are a very important element.
Two of the Arts Council’s National portfolio organisations in Greater Manchester have recently received significant financial investment of this nature – the Hallé Orchestra through sponsorship and The Lowry from two donations. Continue reading
The Arts Council have just launched their new Research Grants Programme, which aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore in depth the impact that arts and culture can have on the cultural, social, educational and economic landscape. We want this work to enhance the existing evidence base. Continue reading
Next week, the Arts Council will publish Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture.
The publication features a series of thought-provoking pieces from a wide range of contributors about the world we live in and the role that arts and culture play in education, economy, health, and our hopes as a society. Continue reading
Nine museum development providers across the country will receive around £3 million a year through Museum development fund. The fund aims to provide a national network of professional advice to all museums, particularly smaller museums. The recipients’ priority will be to improve the sustainability and resilience of the museums sector thereby helping to maximise benefits to audiences and communities. Continue reading
Creative Industry Finance (CIF), a ground-breaking programme providing business support and access to finance to enable the growth and development of the UK’s cultural and creative industries, has been launched nationally. Continue reading
The Arts Council £45 million Strategic touring programme targets areas with a low level of art engagement and supports the goal of achieving great art and culture for everyone. It is designed to encourage collaboration between organisations, so that more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts and cultural encounters.