Arts Council publish new diversity report

Also this week: Panic! programme concludes, AND awarded £35k funding, and Google offer global arts showcase

11 December 2015

New Arts Council report published as new investment also announced

Arts Council England have publish a new report on diversity in the arts and culture sector, and are also launching four new strategic funds for diversity totalling £8.6 million. Read more

Don’t Panic!

Last week saw the culmination of our Panic! programme - a season of debates, discussions, screenings and gigs which highlighted issues surrounding social mobility in the arts. 25 young people also took part in an employability programme alongside the events and you can read blog posts by two of them here and here, along with a roundup of all that went on here.

AND awarded £35k funding from RBS

This week we were delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing £35,000 of funding from the RBS Skills and Opportunities fund. This money will now go towards our new ‘Create Jobs: Ambassadors’ programme which will provide 250 young Londoners with the opportunity to enter into creative employment. Read more

Google partners with RSC and NT to offer global digital arts showcase

The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre are among 60 international arts organisations partnering with online giant Google for a new "first-of-its-kind" digital exhibition. The digital showcase allows audiences to view more than 150 interactive stories, from drama and dance to music and opera. Read more

Getting Ready – Dance announced

Youth London have announced their new Getting Ready Dance Programme that will see 10 youth organisations from 10 different boroughs work together to deliver culture education to young people across the capital. A New Direction will work in partnership with Youth London to deliver the programme as part of the Cultural Education Challenge. Read more

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory launches school workshops

West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is to launch a series of school workshops based around drama, singing and musical theatre. The workshops will be led by practitioners connected with the production, including former cast members, and aim to enhance young people’s experience of seeing the musical. Read more


Things Will Never Be The Same Again (and other stories)

Plays for children, invented by children in the Tricycle’s Story Lab. We guarantee that you will never have seen anything quite like this before… Reduced tickets can be purchased with the code ‘Storylab’ for Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th, and free tickets are available on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th. Book here

Careers in the Creative Industries

Creative Skillset are hosting a series of events for educators, training providers and career development professionals exploring how the future creative landscape is shaping up and what skills school leavers need to succeed. Book here

Art and Design for Advocacy Lab

IDEA's Art & Design for Advocacy Lab brings together young people, youth workers, activists and educators to experiment together and develop comics, zines, cartoons and infographics that get their messages out into the world. Book here