Capital funding of £2,835,498 awarded to organisations across the North

Ten organisations across the North will benefit from the latest 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 the public.

The successful applicants are:

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Strategic touring funding of £670,000 awarded to four North organisations

Four organisations across the North have been awarded £630,320 in the latest round of ACE Strategic Touring programme.

Wild Rumpus has been awarded £179,500 and its project will increase the amount of high quality work touring to greenfield festivals across the North of England – developing international links and focusing on accessibility and engaging new audiences as part of a partnership with Attitude is Everything.

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Arts Council England launches Cultural Education Challenge

The Arts Council has urged all those working in the arts and education industries to work together in offering a cultural education for all children and young people.

The Cultural Education Challenge was recently launched at the Barbican in London. It challenges sector leaders across the arts, education, local authorities, schools, higher education institutions and others to create new ways of working. It encourages them to share resources to create joined-up arts and cultural provisions locally, at a time when public funding remains under pressure.

Watch the Cultural Education Challenge video

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£2,773,941 awarded to local arts and cultural projects in the North

The Creative People and Places programme is designed to ensure more people create and experience great arts and culture in the places where they live. Following an initial investment of £37 million across 2013-16, the Arts Council is investing a further £10 million in projects in 2016-19, in two funding rounds and have invested over £5 million in six existing Creative People and Places projects, to help them build on their achievements and to continue to develop and deliver new arts and cultural activity in their communities.

Three of the projects are in the North:

 

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Local arts projects receive over £5 million

The Creative People and Places programme continues to invest in local arts provision across England. The Creative People and Places programme is designed to ensure more people create and experience great arts and culture in the places where they live. Following an initial investment of £37 million across 2013-16, the Arts Council are investing a further £10 million in projects in 2016-19, in two funding rounds.

The outcome of the first funding round: investing over £5 million in six existing Creative people and places projects, to help them build on their achievements and to continue to develop and deliver new arts and cultural activity in their communities.

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Organisations in the North receive Strategic Touring funding

Three organisations in the North have been successful in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Strategic touring programme with funding totalling £405,479.

The Strategic touring programme aims to give people better access to quality work across a range of venues to more people across the country, targeting places with low levels of art engagement and those that rely on touring for arts and culture. Following on from the year two analysis of the Strategic touring programme, we are particularly encouraged to see an increase in applications in this round for literature based projects (including arts in libraries), free outdoor projects, and those that benefit diverse audiences.

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Summary of party manifestos: what they mean for arts, culture and creativity

With polling three weeks away, we’ve summarised the main arts policies in party manifestos.

This week the parties launched their manifestos for the 2015 General Election. Overall there was greater prominence for the arts, culture and the creative industries than in 2010. With less than three weeks to polling day, we have summarised the headline arts policies and included links to the manifestos so you can examine them in more detail.

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