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Funding Central

Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The site provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.

Supporting growth in the arts economy

Arts Council England has published Supporting growth in the arts economy, a think piece by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy that will inform policy around the arts and the creative economy.

Youth Music Project and Events search

Find out what music projects and events are happening in your area by using the Youth Music search box. Use the advanced search to search by postcode, region, age range, or music type.

Organisers of music projects or events can also upload details to the website.

Arts Council England Digital Days presentations now available online

As part of its wider digital strategy, Arts Council England presented the Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture in a number of cities, over this month. The digital days, which were held in Birmingham, London, Bristol and Manchester, included case studies and more information about the fund.

w: www.artscouncil.org.uk/about-us/conferences-training/digital-research-fu...


Over the hill? Campaign to raise awareness regarding the issues of growing old in the countryside

Over the hill? is a three year campaign, funded by the Nationwide Foundation and managed by the Rural Media Company. It has produced a new DVD and resource pack which features eight different rural projects for the elderly. It also includes a report of the campaign’s findings to date. This DVD is available free of charge to anyone who works with, forms policy or makes decisions on behalf of older people.

Working in the Arts with Young People at Risk, Artswork

The kit contains four sets of practical guidelines: ‘Using the Arts with Young People at Risk’; ‘Access All Areas: Disability and Youth Arts’; ‘Using the Arts with Juvenile and Young Offenders’ and ‘Using the Arts with Young Asylum Seekers and Refugees’. This kit also contains a complimentary copy of the ‘Youth Arts Directory’ created in 2005/6 and which contains details of hundreds of youth arts organisations across the country.

The case for the arts in working with vulnerable people

A new report Create-ability: the changing meaning of art and artistry written by Gerard Lemos and commissioned by the City Bridge Trust draws on the experience of arts projects to argue that making art can help vulnerable people – including homeless people, people with mental health problems, offenders, older people, and people with learning disabilities – to manage their emotions better and so live a better, more fulfilling life.

Attitudes to Mental Illness

This report presents the findings of a survey of attitudes towards mental illness among adults in England undertaken in 2011. Questions on this topic have been asked since 1994.

Reinvesting in Arts Education - Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools

The US President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has released a report: Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.  The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.

w: www.pcah.gov/

Ageing Well programme

London local authority members can now access free support to help them promote the independence and wellbeing of older people. The Department for Work and Pensions’ ‘Ageing Well’ programme, delivered by Local Government Improvement and Development, offers members more than 20 free seminars, peer mentors, residential leadership academies and external support to help them champion older people’s issues and address the challenges of an ageing society.


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