Artsmark crosses milestone

27 January 2017

Also this week: peers pressure government to commit to arts sector post-Brexit

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One million children across England have benefitted from access to arts and culture through Artsmark

Since re-launching in October 2015, Artsmark has now reached one million pupils (182,219 of these in London) through over 2,500 schools registered across England. Read more

Campaign issues cultural ‘call to arms’ to boost arts learning in England

A report by campaign group the Cultural Learning Alliance, describing itself as a “call to arms” says there has been a decline in the number of children in England taking arts subjects, a reduction in arts teaching hours and fewer arts teachers employed in schools. Read more

Peers pressure government to commit to arts sector post-Brexit

Members of the House of Lords have called on the government to show more commitment to supporting the creative industries when the UK leaves the European Union. Read more

London grassroots music venue numbers stablise after decade of decline

The number of grassroots music venues in London is stable for the first time since 2007, a new report claims. Read more

Bazalgette leads government review into role of creative industries in UK future

Outgoing Arts Council England chair Peter Bazalgette will conduct a review into how the UK's creative industries can contribute to the country's future, as part of a new government industrial strategy. Read more

ACE awards £3.2m to arts consortiums in new Cultural Destinations fund

Arts partnerships with tourism destinations will encourage public and private sector support for “world-class cultural and tourism products”. Read more

Sadiq Khan has pledged £70 million to fund the new Museum of London

Sadiq Khan has pledged £70 million towards a funding target of £250 million, and the City of London Corporation has also confirmed a £110 million funding for the project. Read more

Graeae and Deafinitely benefit from share of £2m touring fund

Theatre companies Graeae and Deafinitely have been awarded a share of more than £2 million as part of the latest round of funding from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme. Read more


Creativity Works: Fashion - Content Production & Online Marketing

Creativity Works Fashion is a 4 week intensive programme getting to grips with how fashion designers and brands market and PR themselves through content on online platforms. Find out more

Vending Machine Art Gallery

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is once again playing host to The Vending Machine Art Gallery, an exhibition and affordable art project which sees art being made more accessible and crucially, affordable. Find out more

VAULT Festival

“London’s answer to Edinburgh’s Fringe” returns to Waterloo with hundreds of new shows including top notch comedy to thrilling drama, from table-top stomping music to an eye-popping film selection. Find out more

Space to Breathe

Join Somerset House for a weekend of installations, performances, talks and workshops highlighting the impact of air pollution on our health. Find out more