Arts Council England announces new approach to investment

22 July 2016

Also this week: Lloyd Webber Foundation invests £30k in music project for young offenders

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Arts Council England announces new approach to investment

Earlier this year Arts Council England asked the arts and culture sector how they should invest funding from 2018 onwards. They have now published a report of the consultation findings which outlines the changes they will make. Read here

Lloyd Webber Foundation invests £30k in music project for young offenders

Finding Rhythms provides courses and mentoring in 13 young and adult prisons across the UK, engaging young prisoners with music to promote new behavioural patterns and reduce the risk of them reoffending. Read here

Parliamentary inquiry seeks arts in health examples

A cross-party group is gathering evidence of the arts improving people’s health and wellbeing for a new study. Read here

Theatre consortium to give ‘unprecedented’ support to parents working in performing arts

Theatres and industry bodies including London’s Old Vic, the Donmar Warehouse and Equity have joined forces to create a major new consortium aimed at boosting access to work for parents in the performing arts. Read here

Graeae Write to Play programme for disabled playwrights gets £300k funding boost

The Write to Play programmes takes on five writers each year and provides workshops, mentoring, and opportunities to stage work in front of an audience. Read here

New Diorama launches comedy development strand for artists

It is the latest in a string of artist support programmes launched this year by the north London theatre, and will "champion the next generation of sketch comedy talent". Read here


Code the collection: LED badges

The British Museum are running a free digital workshop for 11-16 year olds, offering them the chance to create their own LED badge using the new BBC micro:bit, inspired by medals and brooches from the Museum collection. More info

Free guided art tours of the underground

On 24 July, TfL is hosting free 90-minute guided art tours of the network, taking in many of the masterpieces found underground. More info

Immersive wine-inspired art exhibition in King's Cross

The Rhône Touch takes place at Central Saint Martins from July 21 to 23 and promises an unforgettable evening of boozy, cultural shenanigans. More info