Arts Council England

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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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

Arts Council England updates on Brexit

ACE has commissioned two surveys of culture sector organisations as well as a study of EU funding for culture in England.

Call for devolution of lottery spending controls

The movement for cultural democracy has called for a restructuring of the distribution of money raised through the national lottery to better reflect where the money is spent by players. 

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People Power Practice, Peterborough – 17 January 2019

Creative People and Places are hosting a one-day symposium for cultural leaders wanting to develop a more inclusive approach.

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Arts Council England research report on health, wellbeing and criminal justice published

ACE has produced a new comprehensive report to support the process of developing its ten-year strategy. The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance has also published guidance for responding to the strategy.

Read the report here, via a blog from ACE Health & Wellbeing lead, John McMahon

Access the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance guidance here

Secretary of State for Health focuses on creativity and culture

In a speech at the King’s Fund on 6 November, Matt Hancock focused heavily on the role of creativity and culture in social prescribing and across the health spectrum.

Acknowledging the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, he said:

Arts Council England consultation, London events – 6-14 November 2018

ACE is currently running a series of consultation events across the country for its new 10-year strategy, including in London between 6 and 14 November. The framework features health and wellbeing more prominently than in previous ACE strategies - as well as the concept of 'community-led' practice. It also seeks to shift its language from 'arts' to 'creativity' and 'culture'.

Arts leaders risk burnout

A recent report on cultural leadership has called for more diverse leadership, and indicated that arts leaders' creativity and capacity to problem-solve is being impacted by the precarity of the sector. Independent consultant Sue Hoyle and researchers at Kings College London (KCL) discuss the challenge of supporting a workforce during periods of change. The report will inform ACE's forthcoming 10-year strategy.

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The full report is also attached here

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