Weekly Roundup (11-15 Feb 2013)

15 February 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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Boris Johnson announced new fund

The Mayor of London announced this week a major fund that aims to boost schools standards and 'turbocharge' London teachers.

Family Friendly Museum Award

This week, The Telegraph launched the Family Friendly Museum Award 2013 in conjunction with Kids in Museums. Read more and cast your vote here.

What the experts say?

Different subject specialists read Michael Gove's national curriculum plans and respond. Read their views here.

'New fund strikes the right chord with music industry talent'

The first post by Alan Davey, Chief Executive at Arts Council England, explores the challenges and concerns of the music sector. Read here

National Libraries Day

Last Saturday, we celebrated the National Libraries Day and here are some things you may not know about them.

Shakespeare week

The first ever Shakespeare week has been announced. It will take place in March 2014 and will help primary school children learn about the playwright and his cultural legacy.

Digital R&D Fund for arts and culture

The Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture was a pilot project to support arts and cultural organisations across England who want to work with digital technologies to expand their audience reach and engagement and explore new business models. Read some case studies about it here.

Music Education bodies join together

A new body to represent people working in music education will be launched next month.

Project Phakama's Spotlight

Ten 18-24 year olds involved in Project Phakama's Spotlight programme visited The Backstage Centre last weekend for a master-class in backstage skills from industry professionals. Read here

Young Londoners Participation Network - Arts Participation with Young People

An event that will explore the vibrant world of Arts Participation. Speakers will include practitioners working with young people on theatre, dance, music and arts based projects. Details here

Youth Entrepreneur's Conference - Do you have a business idea?

Calling young people with a business idea or a new business keen to start-up their own business. Details here