New £10m fund to get young people more involved in heritage and arts

Also this week: new report says process is vital to excellence in community arts.

7 October 2016

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New £10m fund to get young people more involved in heritage and arts

The new pilot programme from the Heritage Lottery Fund called Kick the Dust is designed to fund projects that will get young people aged between 11 and 25 more involved in heritage and the arts. Read more

Process is vital to excellence in community arts, says report

The Creative People and Places scheme should prompt new thinking about the role of communities in delivering arts programmes in areas of least engagement, according to a new study. Read more

Arts Council announces annual £47m boost to funding coffers

Arts Council England has revealed it will spend an extra £47 million every year on its main funding streams until 2022. Read more

Arts organisations more involved in delivering Arts Award

More arts organisations are participating in the award scheme, which research shows is nurturing soft skills and fostering an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ in the young people who take it. Read more

Higher education links stimulate innovation and creativity, report finds

AHRC research has found that universities can help improve productivity in the creative economy by enabling knowledge exchange with creative organisations. Read more

Property firm invites activists to set up art space in squatted office

Camelot, which provides security for empty buildings, makes offer to squatters occupying its former HQ in London. Read more


Small Change

Our new Small Change programme has been developed to help cultural sector organisations take action and work together with others to support a step change in cultural education in London. Book here

Family Arts Festival

The fourth national Family Arts Festival will take place throughout October 2016 with thousands of events for all the family taking place up and down the country. Find out more

Caitlin Moran's Moranifesto

Caitlin Moran speaks directly to young women and girls about how they can change the world. Book here