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Over the next three weeks we're celebrating a #CreativeChristmas! Join in with our weekly festive activities. This week: Festive Consequences! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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What do Harry Potter and the Teletubbies have in common?

In the latest education-themed article for our Create journal, Anne Wood (one of the most influential figures in children's television, and part of the team behind Rosie & Jim and In the Night Garden) tells us why the arts are so important for young children's development.

Read it here!

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12/05/2016 at 12:59. Facebook
New on our blog: “My life changed the day I walked into the library”- Brian Ashley, our Libraries Director, blogs about how our new fund is going to help libraries to be life-changing. [ Bit.ly Link ]

“My life changed the day I walked into the library” | Arts Council England

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On Thursday 17 November the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture was awarded to Helen Marten at an awards ceremony at The Hepworth Wakefield.

The £30,000 prize recognises a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage in their career, who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture. The award was presented to the artist by Christopher Bailey,...
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RAMM Don’t be Afraid of the Dark 7 - part of Museums at Night 2016

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12/01/2016 at 15:34. Facebook
"For anyone who works in, visits or donates to an arts and culture organisation....the data from the Private Investment in Culture Survey published today by the Arts Council is both hugely interesting and hugely valuable." Michelle Wright considers how we prepare for future fundraising post-Referendum in our blog: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How do we prepare for future fundraising post-Referendum? | Arts Council England

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11/30/2016 at 12:05. Facebook
On raving and the sublime: “It’s a reassuring feeling to see someone very different from you that likes something as much as you do”. We discuss the art and community of rave in our blog with music artist, Will Dickie.

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Watch 'Billy' Shakespeare go back to the future in our latest Create Journal commission with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Film by The Brothers Mcleod.

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NEW FUNDING: We've invested £1.95 million through our Ambition for Excellence programme to develop creative talent, build strong partnerships and showcase the arts on an international stage: [ Bit.ly Link ]
On Thursday 17 November the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture was awarded to Helen Marten at an awards ceremony at The Hepworth Wakefield.

The £30,000 prize recognises a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage in their career, who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture. The award was presented to the artist by Christopher Bailey,...
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From April to October we invested £37.8 million in 2,148 arts and culture projects, through our open fund Grants for the Arts: [ Artscouncil.org.uk Link ] (Photo: City of Colours)
NEW FROM OUR CREATE JOURNAL: Turnaround Arts are using art and culture to change the fortunes of failing schools across the US.

Jennie Moctezuma explains how they've been bringing schools and families together...

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NEW FUNDING: We've invested over £1 million through our Strategic Touring Programme to raise the profile of international work and reach less engaged and more diverse communities. [ Buff.ly Link ]
Over the past three years the South West's National Portfolio Organisation Pavilion Dance South West have developed programmes that celebrate and nurture dance by, with and for older people whether they are trained dancers or dancing for the first time.

The South West has a greater proportion of over 65s than any other English region and PDSW are working with artists and companies to show...
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NEW ON OUR BLOG:

As we publish the final report on our In Harmony programme, Executive Headteacher Andy Gamble looks back on how two schools have been transformed by music.

"Learning an instrument and playing in an ensemble takes time and dedication... It’s the same with academic subjects – the two go hand in hand."

How music can change things | Arts Council England

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Today we #rethinkremembrance with the amazing project 'We Are Here' from earlier this year, which brought WW1 soldiers to life across the UK: [ Artscouncil.org.uk Link ]

We Are Here | Arts Council England

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NEW BLOG POST: Paul Glinkowski, our Senior Manager for Creative Media, has blogged for NESTA about the Digital Arts and Culture Accelerator.

From pivots to light bulbs: Insights from the Digital Arts and Culture Accelerator | Nesta

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JUST PUBLISHED: Create, our digital journal, interviewed E. D. Hirsch, Jr. - one of the most influential figures in education and the author of several works on schools.

Find out why he thinks we need art and culture in the curriculum: [ Bit.ly Link ]
RAMM Don’t be Afraid of the Dark 7 - part of Museums at Night 2016

Image © Matt Austin