The Arts & Disability Awards Ireland is inviting funding applications for disability arts projects throughout Ireland. All art forms are eligible, with a maximum grant of £5,000 per artist. Contact the Arts & Disability Forum t: 028 9023 9450, e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts & Business has launched the 2001 FT/Arts & Business Awards, which will recognise multi-faceted and successful arts/business partnerships. A new top prize, the Champion of the Year award, has been created to celebrate twenty-five years of Arts & Business. Creative projects can be nominated in six award categories which range from brand-building sponsorships to community-based collaboration, staff development exercises and work with young people. Nominations will be accepted until July 8, and winners announced in November 2001. Contact Cristina Fuentes La Roche t: 020 7378 8143, e: email@example.com
Unilever has announced that it is to sponsor ?The Cultural Guide? on Bloomberg TV, a channel which targets stockbrokers, London?s City institutions and private investors. Running for two months from June 4,The Cultural Guide will highlight forthcoming cultural events around the world and will be broadcast at peak times, five times a day through Bloomberg Professional, the multimedia platforms of the Internet, cable and satellite television.
A new resource site for website builders has been launched at w: http://www.zyworld.com containing graphics, photo galleries, tools and a free image gallery sponsored by a leading image company. The section on web knowledge includes help generating web traffic, articles, links to e-zines and a bookshop.
A consortium of six Yorkshire-based organisations, known as the Media Industries Partnership, is to become the new channel through which the national Film Council will route all funds for the region. A new scheme open to Yorkshire organisations for digital media events, festivals and seminars will be announced later this year.
The Digita directory, which provides a comprehensive networking guide to creative digital-media business activity, is starting to expand its listings coverage beyond the current Birmingham & Black Country area. New-media freelances, collectives, artists and companies based in the wider West Midlands are invited to be listed, free of charge w: http://www.dabra.com/digita.html
Arts organisations running events and activities in Central London are being invited to become partners of the Camden Leisure Card Scheme. Members of the scheme will have their events publicised free of charge to 20,000 card holders, in exchange for offering discounts or other incentives. For further details w: camden.gov.uk/leisurecard}
North West Arts Board (NWAB) has announced that it has money remaining for new audiences action research projects. Awards up to £15,000 can be made for projects that address NWAB?s development priorities relating to cultural diversity, disability and regeneration. Application deadline is July 6. Contact Mike Noon t: 0161 827 9205, e: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lake District Art Gallery and Museum Trust has changed its name to Lakeland Arts Trust. The Trust is to open its new venue, Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House, on July 4. w:http://www.blackwell.org.uk
London Arts has announced two new schemes. Go! has been established to encourage the development of artistic contacts, collaborations and cultural exchanges outside the UK; and London Bursaries will provide financial help for artists seeking professional development training, including attendance at workshops, seminars and conferences. t: 020 7608 6100, e: email@example.com
Replay Productions and RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has announced a strategic partnership between the two organisations starting in 2002. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Independent Theatre Council (ITC) is conducting research into the career experiences of Black and Asian arts administrators and managers. A questionnaire has been prepared, and researcher Anjan Saha is keen to hear from Black and Asian arts administrators with experience of working in the performing or visual arts who are willing to participate in the research. t: 020 7403 1727, e: email@example.com
The Future Factory, a leading presenter of contemporary interdisciplinary arts, is threatened with closure following a 50% budget cut by Nottingham Trent University. The University, which is facing a financial shortfall in the coming year, has adopted a ?re-profiling? package and invited staff at Future Factory to express an interest in redundancy as their area is ?at risk?. Artistic Director Professor Robert Ayers is seeking letters of support from the arts community as he prepares a case for saving the organisation. Write to Future Factory, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 4BU or t: 0115 848 6047