The Culture Select Committee is running a public consultation on the economic, cultural and social benefits of live music.
The inquiry will look into ticket touting and the decline in grassroots music venues as well as the impact of live music on community wellbeing.
The Government has launched a public consultation on its proposals to support children and young people’s mental health.
The consultation on the Green Paper is open until 2 March 2018.
Public Health England has launched a single access hub with data analysis tools and resources for people working to support public health and reduce health inequalities.
The resources cover a wide range of public health areas, including specific health conditions – such as cancer, mental health, cardiovascular disease but also lifestyle risk factors – such as smoking, alcohol and obesity. There are tools to support analysis of the wider determinants of health – such as environment, housing and deprivation along with health protection, and differences between population groups, including adults, older people, and children.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has opened a consultation on its funding strategy and priorities over the next five years.
The consultation, which is open until 22 March 2018, will set new strategic priorities for the organisation and will test ideas about how to involve the public more in its decision making.
The Wellcome Trust has announced a number of changes to its public engagement activity and consequent changes to its funding regime.
The changes, which will be phased in over the coming months will introduce a higher minimum application amount of £25,000 and quarterly deadlines for applications.
Arts Development UK, the national association for people working in arts development and local authorities has announced that it is to close. The result of reduced income from over-stretched local authorities, the organisation is likely to close next month.
In an announcement to its membership, AD:UK Chair Jane Wilson said the decision had been difficult but unavoidable. The organisation has been in discussion with the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) and the Artsworks Alliance to support its members in England and in Wales and expressed its hope that members would find other networks to support their work.
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