Archived News


Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a £25m one-off fund to support museums, performing and visual arts organisations across the UK.


The Audience Agency have launched a free Digital Audience Survey to help users understand more about their online audiences as so many creative activities move online in response to ovid-19.


'Getting in and Getting On: Class, participation and job quality in the UK's Creative Industries' is a report created after the DCMS Select Committee inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 found that the pandemic poses 'the biggest threat to the UK's cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation'. This policy review was started to consider how we can rebuild Creative Industries in a way that benefits more people and places across the UK.


JKP released the first guidelines for producing dyslexia-friendly texts and workplaces in the publishing industry. 


The Monster Manual has been created by and includes over 80 tools to make workshops and events more participatory and interactive. 


A downloadable teaching resource with creative activities to support pupils’ understanding of the primary science curriculum, accompanied by how-to films. Includes exercises for all primary year groups including Early Years Foundation Stage.


Existing creative learning resources which could be particularly useful for re-opening schools adjusting to new spaces, split class groups and reduced equipment use.


Learning Shared Podcast aims to shine a light on creative, inspiring ideas and effective practice that supports the holistic development of children and young people - especially those with any form of additional learning needs. Barry Carpenter conceived The Recovery Curriculum that many schools are following.



Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance & Lewisham College are delighted to announce their partnership with brand new performing arts courses in the borough.

Student applications still open for this academic year 2020/2021


Explore ArtsAdmin's lists of venues, funding bodies, networks and more – tailored to artists working in live art and contemporary performance.


Theatre Centre's upcoming Future Makers season is a fantastic opportunity to suggest for young people you work with. A free online programme that builds creative skills and nurtures artistic ideas.

Dates: 24th October - 12th December 


Thanks to 314 freelancers and consultants who generously and openly took the time to respond to the survey in March and April this year, Museum Freelance have many insights to share about freelancers and freelancing in the sector.


Graeae have created a package of support for the Deaf and disabled freelance workforce. 


Raise: Arts, Culture & Heritage are launching a research project to understand the impact of Covid-19 on arts and cultural fundraising. Now we need to hear from you!


A new forum is being established to advise the London Borough of Lewisham on how the borough can use culture to amplify black and other diverse voices and celebrate how Lewisham is strengthened by its diversity.


The Arts Council's new Let's Create strategy aims by 2030 for England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish, and where everyone has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.


The Arts Council are working with Government and the sector to establish three phases to support you through the Covid-19 crisis – they are response, stabilisation and reset.


The National Lottery Project Grant fund has re-opened with a budget of £59.8 million available until April 2021 and new guidance has been created for applicants.


One of the new features of LEAN's new website will be the opportunity for our members to have a public profile. Get in touch with to be one of the first members featured when we launch! 


After a successful run of monthly online Arts Freelancer Breakfast Clubs, we're taking a break for summer. But what should the event look like when it returns in September? We need your valuable input!