Battersea Power Station invests in the arts

Battersea Power Station Development Company has announced an initial investment of £6.8m to “build a sense of community and ownership” through year one of a new cultural programme. The programme includes the Village Hall, a multi-use arts venue developed in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre.

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XX exhibition and events, Bethlem Gallery – 1 July-26 August 2017

"XX" will include work by over 30 artists spanning the two decades of the gallery's existence. There will be an accompanying programme of events including performance, art workshops and live music.

Opening event: 1 July 3-5pm

"Join us on the opening event with Ismail Ali, Project ALCHEMY, who will be activating our limited edition anniversary mugs with his combined laboratory and theatre - 'Is it Art or is it Science? Who cares when it tastes this good!'"

Building Resilience: Fundraising and Revenue Diversification – deadline 31 July 2017

The programme provides participating organisations with 18 months of group training and individual support, designed to accelerate their revenue-generating capacity, with an emphasis on fundraising. The programme is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

“Imagine Luton” festival – 24 and 25 June 2017

A new, free celebratory outdoor arts festival for Luton town centre with theatre, dance and circus performances bringing the streets to life.

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Royal United Hospitals wins Creative Bath Award for Art

Art at the Heart of the RUH has won a Creative Bath Award for Art. Acknowledging the difficulty of sustaining charitable income in this sector, the team hopes that the award will “help us gain greater financial support to enable us to continue to enhance the environment for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors at the hospital”. The programme reaches on average 200,000 people per year through exhibitions, workshops, performances and design.

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National Campaign for the Arts pushes government on education

In a statement released after the general election, chair of the NCA, Samuel West, has expressed “huge concern” at the absence of arts in education n the conservative manifesto, and has called on the new government to “find more room in the Primary curriculum for the arts, ensure all schools are properly funded to allow for trips to theatres, museums and galleries and think again about the downgrading of arts subjects through their exclusion from the EBacc”.

New cultural leadership board for London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced his new Cultural Leadership Board1. Inspirational leaders from London’s world-class creative organisations have been appointed as cultural ambassadors to guide Sadiq’s vision for culture in the capital.

Peer calls for Creative Enterprise Zones to counter rising rents

Lord Clement-Jones, the Liberal Democrat Lords spokesperson for the culture, media and sport, told a Creative Industries Federation pre-election event that rental costs are squeezing artists out of UK cities, and called on the sector to “get passionate” about protecting artists’ spaces across the country.

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Streetwise Opera Artist Training Day, London – 23 June 2017

Friday 23 June 2017, 10:00-16:00

Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF

Streetwise Opera is offering a training opportunity for artists, facilitators and composers who are interested in developing their participatory arts workshop-leading skills.

Oxytocin: Birthing the World, London – 3 June 2017

A Royal College of Art symposium and programme of performances about women, carers, mother art and maternal health and wellbeing.

3 June 2017 10:00-18:00

Royal College of Art, Hester Road, London SW11 4AN

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