Mayor backs plans for financing affordable creative workspaces

4 November 2016

Also this week: Equity sets out recommendations for government Brexit negotiations, and music Education Hubs extend reach despite funding cuts.

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Mayor backs plans for financing affordable creative workspaces

A consortium of entrepreneurs and philanthropists is joining Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to explore plans for a Creative Land Trust that will develop affordable creative workspaces to tackle the problem of rising rents in the capital. Read more

Equity sets out recommendations for government Brexit negotiations

Equity has highlighted how movement of talent in and out of the UK is “essential” for the performing arts post-Brexit. The union makes the claim in an official response to a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market. Read more

Music Education Hubs extend reach despite funding cuts

The hubs survived increasing local authority cuts but the failure to engage boys and young people with special educational needs persists, a new report finds. Read more

Graeae launches £10k crowdfunding bid to train disabled creatives for arts career

Theatre company Graeae has launched a £10,000 crowdfunding campaign to support a scheme aimed at giving d/Deaf and disabled creatives training and work experience in the arts. Read more

National Gallery takes on Trafalgar Square Yodas with new 'living art'

Months after its director lamented the noisy street performers outside its doors in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery has announced it is to stage its own “living paintings”. Read more

TV has hit a record high for black and transgender representation, GLAAD report finds

GLAAD's annual "Where We Are on TV" report has uncovered record high representation of both black and transgender characters on television during the 2016-17 broadcast season. Read more


David Bowie art exhibition

Artworks and other items, around 400 in number, once owned by the late David Bowie will be sold by Sotheby’s in three auctions later this month. Until then there is an unprecedented 10 days of free public display happening from 1st - 10th November. More info

Art and Music INSET

Back by popular demand, artist Alex McIntyre and musician Tara Franks will kick off our 2016/17 teacher INSETs on November 10th with fresh ideas and activities to fill your teaching toolkit. More info