Britain is home to 20% of creative workers in EU

Also this week: engagement grows through Creative People and Places Programme, and Into Film offer young people the chance to send their films to space

18 December 2015

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Britain is ‘third most creative country in EU’

Britain can claim 1 million more creative workers than France, and has more than a fifth of the creative staff in the EU, research shows. However the UK lags behind Sweden, which has won the accolade as the European economy with the highest proportion of creative workers. Read more

One Dance UK to become new voice for dance

A new one-stop-shop for support services for the dance sector has been named ‘One Dance UK’. The new organisation aims to provide “a single more powerful voice for dance” and lead strategic initiatives that will benefit the entire dance sector. Read more

Central awarded £195,000 grant for student bursaries

Students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama are to benefit from a grant of more than £195,000, given to the school by the Leverhulme Trust. It will be allocated over three years to students on its applied theatre courses. Read more

Engagement grows through Creative People and Places programme

A report commissioned by the CPP network as part of a national evaluation managed by A New Direction has pointed to positive signs of change, with people from locations that offer fewer opportunities for engagement in the arts being involved in a range of different ways. Read more

Into Film: Into Space

Charity Into Film are offering six young filmmakers the chance to have their short films sent into space, to be watched by British astronaut Tim Peake whilst on the International Space Station (ISS) - the first opportunity of this kind ever! Read more

Full STEAM ahead

Can we solve the tech skills crisis by looking to the arts? Chloe Green investigates for Information Age. Read more

Nine promising young music artists named as first year selection for talent development programme

Future Bubblers is a three-year talent discovery, mentoring and development programme conceived by BBC 6 Music DJ, Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Music company and funded by Arts Council England. Read more


New conference to encourage fresh thinking on work with young people with learning disabilities

A two day conference in Birmingham - entitled 'Is that all there is?' - is set to spark fresh thinking on artistic, cultural and creative work with young people with learning disabilities. Read more and book

Architecture In Schools: Primary 2016

Open-City, London’s architecture charity, will be once again running again their Architecture in Schools: Primary programme during the summer term for KS2. The programme includes creative workshops and class visits to visit inspiring London buildings. Find out more

CHEAP CUTS Documentary Film Festival

Taking place in April 2016, this new and emerging festival is dedicated to showcasing the best of British and international short documentary talent. Submissions are now open until January 2016. More info