Lottery funding for the arts continues to grow

3 June 2016

Also this week: new report claims creative arts re-engage prisoners in education, and London fringe venue the Union launches youth scheme.

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Lottery funding for the arts continues to grow

£380m of the money for National Lottery Good Causes went to the arts in 2015/16 – 20% of the £1.9bn raised last year. Lottery funding for the arts also grew by nearly £21m. Read here

"Trailblazing" Memorandum of Understanding between Arts Council England and De Montfort University

Arts Council England has signed its first Memorandum of Understanding with a higher education body, De Montfort University in Leicester. They hope to open up more opportunities for students to get involved in the arts and improve cultural education for young people. Read here

New report claims creative arts re-engage prisoners in education

Arts projects and performances are hugely popular among prisoners, staff and governors, and should be used to motivate wider learning, according to a new report. Read more

London fringe venue the Union launches youth scheme

The Union Theatre in London is launching a youth programme that will offer weekly performance classes. The classes, which will run at weekends, are aimed at children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18. Read here

Every primary school child in Scotland to see live theatre once a year

Every primary school pupil in Scotland will experience at least one live theatrical performance in their own school every year, under a new project launched in Edinburgh. Read more

Courtauld Institute gears up for £50m redevelopment

The Courtauld Institute of Art is to create a new learning centre for school children, families and community groups as part of the first phase of a £50m redevelopment programme. Read more


Teachers’ Evening at London School of Economics

London School of Economics will be opening their doors and welcoming London teachers for a Teachers’ Evening. Teachers will be introduced and given an insight into the collections held at the archives. Book here

Workshop: Girls In Film: Learning Curve

Join the ICA and Girls In Film for this screening and presentation from two of London’s most exciting young female filmmakers. Book here

Artsmark Development Day for Arts & Cultural Organisations

We are offering a half-day session for NPOs and cultural organisations that would like to find out more about the Artsmark process. Book here

14-18 NOW

14-18 NOW is a programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting us all with the First World War. See the events happening here