Arts Council England updates on Brexit
ACE has commissioned two surveys of culture sector organisations as well as a study of EU funding for culture in England.
· The impact of Brexit on the arts and culture sector: 2018
· The arts and culture sector and exit from the European Union
· Assessing the European Union’s contribution to the arts, museums & creative industries in England
ACE has used this evidence to support its work with government to help ensure we get the best deal for culture.
Its surveys suggest the most important areas of focus are:
· Ensuring the continuation of the £40m a year the sector receives each year in EU funding
· Changes to ease of movement affecting international touring and booking international artists to perform in the UK
· An increase in costs and barriers for moving objects and instruments in international tours or museum lending due to changes in customs agreements
· The continuation of legal frameworks important to the creative sector, such as copyright, Artists Resale Right, employment and taxation legislation.
ACE will be publishing further guidance for artists and organisations in England to help minimise disruption.
Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre launched
A consortium of university and industry partners led by Nesta will be deliverying a new policy and evidence centre (PEC) as part of the UK's Creative Industries Clusters Programme. The PEC is being designed to support policy decisions relating to the creative industries. Industry partners include the Creative Industries Federation, the British Film Institute, Creative England and Tech Nation.
The consortium also includes:
· University of Manchester
· University of Glasgow
· Cardiff University
· University of Essex
· Work Foundation
· Newcastle University
· Ulster University
· University of Edinburgh
· The London School of Economics and Political Science
· University of Birmingham
The PEc's first piece of research is Creativity and the Future of Skills - which uses 35 million job adverts from 2013 to 2017 to demonstrate the importance of creativity to jobs.
Read more about the Creative Clusters here
Read more about the PEC here
NHS long-term plan launched
The NHS long-term plan has been launched by NHS England, endorsed by government. The plan demands a repeal of parts of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, which the Prime Minister has also acknowledged has proved damaging to the health service. The King's Fund has said that "NHS leaders should be applauded for focusing on improving services outside hospitals and moving towards more joined-up, preventative and personalised care for patients", but that "A number of decisions – notably on hospital waiting times – have been postponed, indicating that trade-offs and difficult choices lie ahead". The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is preparing an analysis of the implications for the sector.
Questions remain about whether the goals it sets out are commensurate with current funding levels.
The full plan is attached here.
Read the King's Fund's response here
Aesop and Canterbury Christ Church University launch new course for arts and health professionals
A new training course for busy Arts and Health Professionals who wish to develop and run successful arts in health programmes has been launched by Aesop and Canterbury Christ Church University.
Practitioner Certificate Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) for Therapists - Training Course
The Metanoia Institute is offering a new Practitioner Certificate through a course that looks at applications and ways of working with writing and creativity, and how these might contribute to therapists’ existing practice, or in their own creative and reflective process and self-care. Begins Friday 15th March
Still Curious Project Coordinator(Christchurch)
The successful candidate will deliver the Heritage Lottery funded, Still Curious, a 2 year project that will increase access to the local heritage in Christchurch, for over 1200 people with dementia and their carers. Deadline: Monday 21stJanuary
Sessional Co-Worker Callout
Dramatherapist Mark Trenchard is looking for a co-worker to help run creative stress management group workshops using the Arts as the main focus. The work aims to support support those who struggle to cope with the modern day stressors of the workplace.
Apply to become an Automation Fellow
South West Creative Technology Network is recruiting for 24 Automation Fellows. This is a flexible, part-time paid (£15k) opportunity for people from industry and academia, as well as those in the early stages of their careers who are interested in the future of Automation. Deadline: 9am 31st Jan 2019
New Music for Healthy Lives Research and Practice Network
The Music for Healthy Lives Research and Practice Network has been created to develop further evidence to support existing knowledge in this area, to promote and connect music practitioners to healthcare providers; and to increase cooperation and collaboration between members of the network.