Community arts for health partnerships in African settings – 23 May 2017

A free Royal Society for Public Health webinar looking at two arts-for-health partnerships, focused on diabetes (South Africa) and social inclusion (Uganda).

13:00-14:00, 23 May 2017

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Unlimited awards announced for 2017

The awards are part of Unlimited's broader programme of awards, commissions and mentoring to make the work of disabled artists central to the cultural sector. The awards were whittled down from 269 applications and include "main commissions" for the British Paraorchestra and Fittings Multimedia Arts.

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Read the full list of awards here

Submissions for open exhibition, Sharp wild garden, Brixton – deadline 12 June 2017

Artists are invited to visit the Sharp wild garden in Brixton any time between now and 12 June, and produce work in any medium influenced by the wide variety of plants, flowers, herbs and trees for an exhibition running until 29 July 2017.

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Proposals for Artangel Everywhere – deadline 30 April 2017

Artangel Everywhere explores a broader understanding of place. Creative proposals are invited for projects that embrace the idea of a connected community and can be experienced by people around the world.

The selected proposal will undergo an extensive R&D stage before moving into production. Artangel will build a team that could include technologists, engineers, and designers to support the idea, making connections between complementary fields of expertise as a key aspect of the production process.

Wellcome Image award-winner announced

This year's overall winner of the Wellcome Image award is illustrator Spooky Pooka. His image "Stickman" is part of a series illustrating "The Vicissitudes of Crohn’s", a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the digestive system. "Stickman" is one of 22 winning images.

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London Assembly seeks resolution of conflict between regeneration and culture

The Assembly's Regeneration Committee’s report, “Creative tensions: Optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration”, responds to the impact of gentrification on the arts and culture, making a number of recommendations to the London Mayor, from collecting better data on artists' workspaces to protection measures for grassroots venues. The committee chair,  Navin Shah, says in his introduction to the report that "Regeneration should be much more than economic development and physical improvements to infrastructure and the public realm".

Creative Industries Federation responds cautiously to Budget

The CIF remains concerned that the government's emphasis on science and tehcnology is shutting out the creative industries. Its Cheif Executive, John Kampfner, said that “New investment in digital infrastructure is welcome, but we remain worried that the role the creative industries play in innovation is being overlooked by the emphasis on innovation in science and tech".

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Artists invited to submit questions to shadow Brexit minister

The Cultural Campaigning Network has organised a roundtable session with Keir Starmer MP to put forward the case for culture within any Brexit negotiations. Members of a-n members have been invited to submit their questions to Artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young, who will be attending the roundtable on Friday 10 March.

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The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands, Birmingham – until 26 March 2017

Curated by young people from Walsall Youth Justice Service, Beyond the Door is an exhibition of artwork, writing and music from prisons, secure hospitals, and by people on community sentences in the West Midlands.

13 Jan – 26 Mar 2017
mac Birmingham

Core Artists explore the British Museum – exhibition until 31 March 2017

A group of ceramicists from Core Arts has been exploring the British Museum collection for a year, through visits to the Ceramics departments, study room, various temporary and permanent exhibitions and special curator talks.


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