£800k for national loans to local museums

£800k for national loans to local museums

Local and regional museums will be able to borrow treasures from the national collections thanks to a three year grant scheme with £810,000 by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Art Fund.

TAITMAIL    Council cash crisis? Flog the art

TAITMAIL Council cash crisis? Flog the art

By Patrick Kelly

It may surprise you to know that the TaxPayers’ Alliance, that secretive lobby group that promotes low taxes and free market fetishism, has long had a fixation about art, particularly that art owned by the public.

Visual artists and composers share £600k Hamlyn cash

Visual artists and composers share £600k Hamlyn cash

Five composers and five visual artists have won £60,000 reach in the 25th awarding of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Awards for Artists scheme.

REVIEW   Reverspective: the inside-out-world of Patrick Hughes

REVIEW Reverspective: the inside-out-world of Patrick Hughes

This is a self-portrait of the surrealist artist Patrick Hughes. It looks like a conventional convex life mask, but it isn’t: it’s concave, a paradigm of Hughes’s “reverspective” world.

AI PROFILE    Helen Wallace and the nature of music

AI PROFILE Helen Wallace and the nature of music

What Kings Place’s 2020 season Nature UnwrappedSounds of Life is emphatically not about is climate change. It is so much more.

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE The twittering of governance

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE The twittering of governance

A year ago the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) was set up by the Clore Leadership Programme, with partners such as UK Theatre, Cause 4 and Association of Independent Museums, writes Simon Tait.

Scottish Portrait Gallery sacks BP

Scottish Portrait Gallery sacks BP

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), particularly the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), is ending the relationship with BP, it was announced today.

Casely-Hayford to run V&A East

Casely-Hayford to run V&A East

The cultural historian Gus Casely-Hayford is to be the first director of V&A East when it opens in the Queen Elizabeth Olympics Park, Stratford East, in 2023.

Ellerman Foundation names new chief

Ellerman Foundation names new chief

Sufina Ahmad moves from City of London.

Aberdeen reopens gallery after £35m makeover

Aberdeen reopens gallery after £35m makeover

Aberdeen’s art gallery has reopened after a £35 million makeover.

THE WORD   The operatic canon in crisis?

THE WORD The operatic canon in crisis?

Following an international research project and a meeting of stakeholders at the Royal Opera House earlier this month, the picture remains complex, writes Cormac Newark.

‘Iconic’ Grace Jones to curate Meltdown

‘Iconic’ Grace Jones to curate Meltdown

This year’s guest curator for the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival is to be Grace Jones.

NPG goes on the road in 3 year closure

NPG goes on the road in 3 year closure

The National Portrait Gallery will send its collection on long-term tour while it is closed for a £35.5m development.

ACE’s £12.3m for small enterprises

ACE’s £12.3m for small enterprises

Arts Council England has announced the 46 organisations, from the Onion Collective in West Somerset to the Gecko Theatre in Ipswich, that will share £12.3m in the latest round of Small Capital Grants.

Steve McQueen’s portrait – of London

Steve McQueen’s portrait – of London

Turner Prize and Oscar winning artist Steve McQueen today launched 613 billboards of class photographs, such as the main image, as a comprehensive portrait of London.

Eclipse Theatre’s new leadership

Eclipse Theatre’s new leadership

Eclipse Theatre, the Sheffield-based black-led national touring company, has announced a new leadership, taking over from Dawn Butler who left earlier this year after a decade in charge.

Worthing’s theatres leave council control

Worthing’s theatres leave council control

Worthing’s theatres, museum and art gallery have today transferred from the local authority to an independent charity.

Arts get manifestos in early

Arts get manifestos in early

Arts organisations are hoping to influence the general election contenders by publishing their own manifestos early in the campaign.

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Fireworks on Blackheath, South London, tower over the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, Nov 4, 2017 (a three image combo), by Roger Jackson

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

World’s largest study of the arts’ impact on health

World’s largest study of the arts’ impact on health

The world’s largest study into the impact on mental and physical health that artistic interventions can have has been launched by King’s College London, with £2m funding from the Wellcome Trust.

Brexit may cost Birmingham millions in music income

Brexit may cost Birmingham millions in music income

Brexit could devastate the West Midlands’ vibrant music tourism, according got a report published today (Oct 29).

Independent museums worth £28m a year

Independent museums worth £28m a year

The United Kingdom’s unsubsidised museum sector is earning the Exchequer more than £28m a year, drawing over 24m visitors.

App opens Edinburgh gallery to disabled art lovers

App opens Edinburgh gallery to disabled art lovers

The gallery and studio Edinburgh Printmakers is welcoming a new audience, the disabled, thanks to new technology.

TAITMAIL   Peace and understanding

TAITMAIL Peace and understanding

There’s a startling symmetry about Martin Jenkinson’s image of the Orgreave confrontation during the Miners’ Strike in 1984 – our Picture of the Month last year – and last week’s picture of red-clad Druids in a more peaceful coming together from the Extinction Rebellion demonstration last week. The first face-off didn’t work, the miners lost: the second one might, and the difference is art.

UK arts organisations win £3.2m in EU funds

Increased success for UK, despite Brexit fears

UK based arts organisations are still winning bids for EU funds, despite fears ovetr the impact of Brexit.

New figures from Creative Europe UK, which manages the UK end of the Creative Europe funding stream, shows that 35 creative, cultural and heritage organisations have won €3.2 million to work on collaborative projects with European partner organisations. 

This means that of 79 Cooperation Projects, 30 involve UK organisations, making the UK one of the most partnered countries in the major strand of Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme. Creative Europe UK says that also represents a 30% increase since 2016. 

Christoph Jankowski, Head of Culture of Creative Europe Desk UK, said that the success of Uk organisations shows that they are still highly sought after by European partners. He added, “It also confirms that our post-referendum messages of reassurance about the continued eligibility of the UK in the programme are being heard.”

11 of the selected Large Cooperation Projects involve UK organisations: 10 as partners and one as a lead. 

Cambridge-based theatre organisation New International Encounter is leading on a project with with partners from Spain, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Austria. I Will Be Everything, awarded €812,046, is a theatre and participation project that asks children to imagine their future selves and future world.

Welsh National OperaOpera North and Royal Opera House are three of the partners in Opera Vision, led by Opera Europa and awarded €1,993,000, which offers a free online curated season of European Opera in partnership with 30 theatres from 19 countries.

Smaller projects include the PRS Foundation, awarded €200,000 for Keychange,  a talent development initiative to empower networks of female artists and innovators to showcase and collaborate at music industry festivals

The next call for Cooperation Projects is expected in autumn 2017. 

Full list of UK organisations in 2017 Cooperation Projects

UK lead organisations

  • Quarantine 
  • ArtReach 
  • Crying Out Loud 
  • D&AD 
  • Performing Right Society Foundation (PRS Foundation) 
  • New International Encounter 
  • Abandon Normal Devices

UK partner organisations

  • Royal College of Art
  • Creative Skillset
  • Performing Arts Network & Development Agency - PANDA
  • Liverpool Sound City
  • Opera North
  • Royal Opera House
  • Welsh National Opera
  • Writing West Midlands 
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • OpenUp Music
  • University of Manchester
  • Lighthouse Arts & Training
  • Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Not Just a Label
  • Teeside University
  • Creative Kernow
  • Yorkshire Dance Centre Trust
  • Ironworks 
  • Kirklees Theatre Trust
  • Gravity & Levity
  • Writers' Centre Norwich
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Independent Arts Council
  • University of Sussex
  • Festival of Fools 
  • org
  • Leeds Beckett University

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