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Arts Council reveals seven disability and equality principles for Covid-19 recovery

Arts Council England has outlined seven principles for organisations to use in their approach to delivery and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with a specific focus on disability and relevant Equality legislation. The principles are designed to help the industry make inclusive decisions that go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.

The principles have been created with We Shall Not Be Removed, Ramps on the Moon, Attitude is Everything, Paraorchestra and What Next?.

Arts Council's National Lottery Project Grants reopen

Following suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Arts Council England (ACE) has reopened its National Lottery Project Grants, with a budget of £59.8m to allocate until April 2021.

ACE has declared it is particularly keen to support:

UK government announces long-awaited arts, culture and heritage coronavirus rescue package

The UK government has announced a £1.57bn rescue package for Britain’s arts, culture and heritage industries, to aid recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Emergency grants and loans will be made available to thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinema will be able to access.

The package includes:

ACE publishes coronavirus emergency funding guidance

After launching its emergency response funding package last month in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Arts Council England (ACE) has published guidance on the funds open to individuals and organisations outside of the National Portfolio. Details on the £90 million fund ACE is making available for NPOs as part of the emergency response package will also be shared soon.

Further information can be found here

 

Developing Your Creative Practice funding, ACE – rolling deadlines

Arts Council England’s Developing your Creative Practice awards grants of between £2,000 to £10,000 to support the development of independent creative practitioners

Arts Council England updates Brexit guide

Arts Council England has updated its EU Exit Guide to help cultural organisations prepare for the UK exiting the EU without a withdrawal agreement on 31 October

Access to Work guide released for arts and cultural sector

Arts Council England has funded Disability Arts Online to produce a guide clarifying the Access to Work process and to provide specific advice for arts and cultural workers.
 

Beyond Resilience: Co-designing Our Creative Futures, The Culture Capital Exchange - 14 March

 This forum held at The Bluecoat, Liverpool will be a highly participative day of workshops, discussions and peer-to-peer sessions focused on organisational and personal resilience as well as resilience in the wider world.

Talent25 study to track impact of creativity on children

Arts Council England is collaborating with De Montfort University to track 100 children born in Leicester until they are 25 years old. The Talent25 programme will assess the ongoing impact of activities such as learning music, visiting museums, going to children’s festivals and watching theatre.

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https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/major-study-track-impact-creativ...

DCMS turns its focus to social prescribing

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport acknowledged in his recent speech at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry that that 'culture plays a big part in making us healthier and happier people', as well as its contributions to the economy, and announced that the DCMS 'is working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England, to support greater use of social prescribing, in particular to address loneliness and help people with their mental health.' Mr Wright went on to say that he looked forward to social prescribing 'becoming a mainstream part of NH

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