Adam Reynolds memorial bursary – deadline 1 October 2018

The 2019 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) is open for applications. ARMB is Shape Arts' flagship art award for disabled artists and includes a £10k bursary and three-month residency with Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

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Facing Death Creatively conference – 9 November 2018

This one-day conference at St Christopher's Hospice is themed around art and art therapies in the age of austerity. The keynote speaker will be Chrissie Tiller, one of the UK’s leading participatory arts critical theorists.

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2018

The Impact Awards are open to charities working to improve people's health and wellbeing. They include funding, training, publicity and development. 

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Participatory artist's residency, Southwark and Lambeth – deadline 8 October 2018

Gasworks is seeking an artist to work with the local migrant community in Lambeth and Southwark, and to deliver 10 interactive events across an 8-month residency. The final output could be a publication, film, exhibition or performance.

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Pringle Awards for art and poetry – deadline 17 September 2018

Mental health charity Mind is seeking nominations or submissions for the Bill Pringle award for visual art and the Bill Pringle award for poetry, based around the theme of ‘hope’. A £50 prize is offered for each. 

The visual art award accepts submissions and nominations of 2-dimensional work (paintings, photographs etc.) but not sculpture or other 3-dimensional forms.

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London Mayor pushes to keep artists in London

Sadiq Khan has called on developers and London boroughs to support the capital’s creative practitioners. The number of spaces available to artists shows signs of stabilising, but this is in the context of a long-term shortage of affordable workspaces, and rising rents in the capital. London’s creative sector contributes £47bn to the UK economy every year and the Mayor has called for developers and boroughs to make it possible for creative practitioners to live and work in London.

New Centre for Cultural Value to be established

The Centre is being created to advance understanding of the value of arts and culture in the UK and abroad.

It will synthesise existing research and bring together organisations and sectors with an interest in using evidence about cultural value in their work.

The Centre will be funded jointly by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Arts Council England (ACE), with a major investment of around £2.5 million over five years.

House of Lords report expresses concern for cultural sector post-Brexit

The report Brexit: Movement of People in the Cultural Sector, is based on evidence from a number of national cultural organisations including Arts Council England and the Musicians Union. The joint submission by the National Museums Directors’ Council and the Museums Association speaks of “severe concerns” and suggests that more restrictive migration systems for EU citizens “could threaten the international status of the UK’s world-class institutions”.

The key findings highlighted in the report are:

Further cuts to local authorities' culture budgets

The amount allocated to culture this year by local authorities across England is down 2.2% from last year (£8.8m), following the downward trend over the last five years that amounts to an approximate fall of £48m over the past five years.

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Inclusion and Participation Manager, Kent Music – deadline 17 September 2018

Kent music is looking for a dynamic, experienced music educator with considerable experience in the implementation of inclusion strategies, including Youth Voice and working with disadvantaged communities. This is a two-year fixed-term position.

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