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Arts and culture help tackle social injustice -theatres, museums, galleries and libraries are the beating heart of our towns and cities. Not only do they bring prosperity, they bring communities together and make life worth living. The School of Arts and Cultures is distinctive because of thebreadth of subjects and specialismsit encompasses, its excellent relationships with regional and nationalcultural partners, and its critical mass increative practice expertise. Museums Sheffield offers three great venues in the city centre, which celebrate home-grown talent and bring outstanding international experiences to Sheffield. The Graves Gallery’s breathtaking collection of visual art spans centuries and continents.

Liverpool Mountain by internationally renowned artist Ugo Rondinone is a major new public artwork for the city region which will be launched in October 2018. AlUla has long been a place that has harboured artists, inspired by the layered cultural heritage of the region, its spectacular landscapes and varied nature, and the character of AlUla’s people to create distinctive and compelling works. Now, AlUla hosts artists and cultural producers across continents in immersion-based programmes with the aim of delivering exceptional artistic experiences for participants, visitors and the community. Highlighting examples from Lebanon, Latin America, China, Ireland, India, Sri Lanka and beyond, this exciting book explores the relationship between the arts, culture and community development. It will also serve as an on-ramp and taster for students considering postgraduate study at SOAS, since it features introductions to themes and teaching staff who offer more detailed courses at postgraduate level .

The Lonely Londoners

Leicester has a dedicated Cultural Quarter at St George’s and is host to a plethora of public artworks, statues, and monuments, with many of the city’s walls featuring large-scale murals and world class street art. Even in lockdown, we can still experience the best of London’s arts and culture this Christmas. From live music to sculpture, take part and enjoy the Mayor’s cultural projects happening in London right now.

The £1m funding has been designed with and distributed by the local authorities in Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster, with the aim to generate more cultural events, activities or projects. The School is also strongly engaged with issues ofequality and diversitynot just in terms of Athena Swan but also in terms of research and teaching specialisms of its staff and students. Colleagues are involved in broader initiatives such as the Martin Luther King celebrations, International Women’s Day, and the Centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. Staff in the School of Arts and Cultures are strongly committed to the values ofcollegiality, fairness and inclusivityand supportive of wider University and national initiatives relating to these.

  • Showcasing the art of the documentary, this vital programme of screenings,talks and premieres brings filmmakers from all over the world to Sheffield.
  • Investees have been supported by the fund to deliver social impact at scale.
  • Era-defining works by some of the most compelling artists from around the world will be permanently placed in the monumental landscape of AlUla.
  • Just a short train or ferry ride away in Wirral is the dainty village of Port Sunlight home of Sunlight Soap and the Lever Brothers.
  • We aim to support arts, cultural and heritage organisations to become more enterprising and financially resilient.

The Arts by the Sea Festival is an annual celebration of culture, with workshops, music and performance. Arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Bournemouth, ami-entends-tu.org Christchurch and Poole. Museums and attractions Whether you are a tourist or a resident, our city offers a rich selection of places to visit including The Royal Pavilion.

We take a relationship-centred approach, structuring finance to meet the needs of individual organisations. Building on the success of the Arts Impact Fund, our new fund is the largest arts and culture social investment fund in the world and is available to organisations across the UK. We’ve pulled together the facts that show the value of art and culture to individuals, communities and society as a whole. From the economy and environment to health and wellbeing, use our elevator pitch and statistics to tell the story that says art and culture matters. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.

Where to find the best of Londons culture online

You may also request your own personal information, via a Right of Access Request. This interactive documentary delves into the extraordinary life of one of Britain’s most influential dance figures. James McCune Smith was the first African American to receive a medical doctorate from a university.

Brighton & Hove Visitor Economy Strategy 2018 to 2023

We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Leicester is a vibrant, multicultural and wonderful place to visit and live, offering an exciting array of arts activities across a host of venues and local sites. Information about the Community Festivals Fund including the Department’s aims and how the funding is delivered.

Whether you’re the CEO of a large theatre, an individual artist or a music teacher, we’ve put together three lines that you can use to talk about the value of public investment with anyone. South Yorkshire’s Culture, Arts and Heritage sector creates wider economic and social benefits including supporting tourism, health, education and generating a sense of community and wellbeing. We bring together the University’s academics and professionals from Sheffield’s cultural, creative and digital industries to bring our research to life in exciting, entertaining and innovative ways.