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Cambridge arts organisations ready to Evolve with Catalyst funding from Arts Council England

Cambridge Junction and Wysing Arts Centre are among 140 organisations across England to receive funding to support more successful and sustainable fundraising activities. The news comes...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Bookings launch for Open Cambridge Heritage Festival

Bookings are now open for the city’s hugely popular heritage weekend, Open Cambridge, which runs from 9-11 September. Now in its ninth year, the annual city-wide festival,...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Cambridge Film Festival announces dates

The 36th Cambridge Film Festival will take place between 20-27 October.  Festival Director, Tony Jones, explains what makes the Cambridge Film Festival so special: "It’s a...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Children’s arts participation continues to decline

A gender gap in children and young people participating in dance, music and drama activities is highlighted in the latest Taking Part figures. The downward trend in the proportion of...

Posted by MyCambridge on 30th August 2016.

Arts Council pledges to reduce Lottery stockpile

At least £65m is likely to be channelled into the arts in England, after ACE commits to releasing its excess Lottery reserves. Arts Lottery funding forged ahead again last year,...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Great Place Scheme to put culture at the heart of local plans

£15m will be awarded to 12 pilot places in England with schemes for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the pipeline. Twelve communities in England will be encouraged to put...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Creative industries fuel UK’s local economies

New research from Nesta and Creative England has mapped 47 creative clusters across the UK. Findings reveal a 28% growth in creative employment in these clusters over seven years. Motorway...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Culture Secretary uses maiden speech to launch Cultural Citizens Programme

Delivering schemes that close the gap in arts engagement to reach under-represented groups will be the Government’s priority for culture. On Wednesday the Culture Secretary Karen...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Arts Council England celebrates 70th birthday

On the 9 August, the Arts Council was 70 years old - that's seven decades of investing in great art and culture across England. Chief Executive Darren Henley reflects on...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.

Arts and Minds to broaden their offer

Arts and Minds is constantly looking to broaden our offer to people in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and beyond to ensure that we have services to suit a variety of needs. We have added...

Posted by CAN network on 30th August 2016.