New partnership: BBC & Arts Councils

Posted on: 10th April 2017 at 00:00
Posted by: PANDA
Location: UK
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New creative partnership to get more people participating in the arts

'Major cultural organisations from across the UK are coming together in a way never seen before to inspire new audiences and enhance the UK’s position as a global creative force.

Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, announced the launch of Culture UK - a new partnership between the BBC, Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland.

The aim is to excite the nation about the arts, opening up funding to a range of arts organisations to make content which can be shown on the BBC, developing UK-wide cultural festivals that can reach new audiences, creating opportunities to showcase emerging and diverse talent, and making the most of technology to inspire new experiences in the arts.

Projects announced today include work featuring Danny Boyle directing hip hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment, National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris, Crystal Pite, Wayne McGregor, Hofesh Shechter, together with creative companies such as Leeds’ Slung Low, the Young Vic, Manchester’s Eggs Collective, Tamasha, Derry Playhouse, Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Rep, Galloway Forest Sanctuary Lab, Bristol Old Vic and balletLORENT in Newcastle.

Tony Hall says: “We’ve come together because we want the UK to be the most culturally engaged and creative country in the world, where everybody, wherever they come from, can take part. There are real challenges that make working together more necessary and more urgent than ever. Culture is one of the things that unites us all and expresses our identity. We ignore that at our peril.”'

Taken from BBC website - link provided for full report.

The selection process is currently unclear though would appear to be referral only. Hopefully this will change for planned future commissioning.