How are arts organisations responding in a time of austerity? Manchester event 9 May WATCH ONLINE

16 experts from across Europe (including the UK) are to present examples of how arts organisations have responded to the current hard times and austerity with positive solutions, ideas, strategies, examples, collaborative opportunities and alliances. Accessing these presentations is easy, flexible and cheap – you can sign up to access one or more sessions online Read the full article…

Opportunity: EU Funding event for Arts, Culture and Creative Industries

There will be more than £6bn of EU Structural Funds available to the UK from 2014 to 2020.  These funds (ERDF, ESF, EAFRD) and their various strands (including Interreg) have provided millions of pounds to the arts, culture and creative industries since 2000.  But not everyone understands the opportunities these new funds provide, or the Read the full article…

DCMS Arts priorities for 2015

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has set out the details of the June Spending Review settlement and its implications for the DCMS and for Arts Council England (ACE). Confirming a funding cut to the Arts Council of 5% for 2014/15 – lower than for some other DCMS clients – she attributed this to having made “strong Read the full article…

Into the woods with Folksy Summer School

We’re joining Folksy this year on 11th August at their first ever Summer School for designers and makers, it’s in the woods around Sheffield which sounds magical. Over two days event attendees will hear from 20 speakers on topics such as branding, marketing, selling, social media, and MyCake’s Sarah Thewall will be presenting on Pricing Read the full article…