Previously only available for music acts in England, the Momentum Music Fund – which provides grants of between £5k and £15k – will now be available in Scotland, following a new partnership between PRS and Creative Scotland.
New research by artists’ membership body a-n, aimed at both artists and visual arts organisations, hopes to produce a benchmark for exhibition payment and is the next step in a-n’s Paying Artists Campaign.
The new report by the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing features case studies showing how the sector is responding creatively to health and wellbeing issues such as an ageing population and health inequalities, and offers a guide to good practice in the development of health and wellbeing work in museums.
Audiences at the gallery fell by more than a third last year and 24 members of staff – 7% of the workforce – left in a voluntary process. The gallery said the move was part of plans to “streamline core costs” and ensure the gallery is “as efficient as possible”.
A new initiative, led by SOLT, UK Theatre and volunteering body Inspiring the Future, will see up to 1,000 industry ambassadors go into schools across the UK to inform young people about careers in theatre.
European Union proposals to ban the sale of certain lighting fixtures regularly used in theatre productions could cost London alone up to £35m, and the 1,300 active theatres across the UK a combined £180m.
The local council’s planning committee has given the green light to plans to convert Rutland Mills, adjacent to the Hepworth gallery, into a mixed-use creative quarter focusing on music, film, TV, design and new media.
Anyone aged 16-25 who registers online can access the reduced price tickets, which the gallery hopes will increase the number of young visitors. A “digital native” trustee will be appointed to represent the interests of young people on its board.