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Campaigners hoping to bring Hulme Hippodrome back into use say they won't give up their fight

8th August 2016

Read more in Manchester Evening News
Campaigners hoping to bring Hulme Hippodrome back into use say they won’t give up their fight
Published 4 August 2016


Culture White Paper recommended Great Places scheme launches

5th August 2016

One of the key actions from the recent culture white paper was the Great Places initiative, putting culture and heritage at the heart of communities (and local plans). Yesterday the Great Places Scheme was launched. Arts Council England (ACE) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have each put £7.5m of Lottery funds into a three-year pilot of the new scheme, which is expected to be rolled out to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland later in 2016-17.

Communities are asked to submit an Expression of interest until 6 October and the deadline for applications is 12 January 2017. The 12 successful places are expected to be announced by the end of March 2017.

Find out more about Great Places and also from project parrtner Arts Council England


New HLF Fund Resilient Heritage launched

5th August 2016

The HLF has launched a new funding scheme called “Resilient Heritage” which awards funds from £3,000 to £250,000. This programme is available to organisations in the UK who want to build their capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage.

Grants can fund activities to help you acquire new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership and business to put your organisation in a better position for the future. Organisations in the early stages of planning their activities may also apply.

Whether you’re facing challenges around income and fundraising, or preparing to take on new forms of investment, such as social investment, Resilient Heritage can support these processes.

Find out more about Resilient Heritage

This is part of the HLF’s recently launched Future-proofing heritage investment programme


Cultural sector tops the economic growth league

5th August 2016

New analysis of official statistics reveals good progress made by the cultural sector in comparison with other creative sectors under the DCMS. The contribution of the cultural sector to the UK economy grew by £3.5bn in 2014/15 to reach £27.5m gross value added (GVA). The 15% growth rate was the highest of all the sectors within the DCMS portfolio.

The figures have been released in a new DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates report that takes a new approach to evaluating the contribution to the UK economy made by seven sectors within the DCMS portfolio.

Source: Arts Professional


Derelict theatre in Aberdeen transformed into new business offices

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in UK Construction Media
Derelict theatre in Aberdeen transformed into new business offices
Publshed 28 April 2016


Ringwood Regal supporters put forward plans

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in Blackmorevale
Ringwood Regal supporters put forward plans
Published 30 July 2016


Theatre one option for Guisborough Town Hall

3rd August 2016

Read more in The Norther Echo
Theatre one option for Guisborough Town Hall
Published 28 June 2016


London's Old Red Lion Theatre for sale

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in British Theatre Guide
London’s Old Red Lion Theatre for sale
Published 10 July 2016


Michael Grandage Company expands into general management

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in The Stage
Michael Grandage Company expands into general management
Published 27 July 2016


Approval for Leeds Grand Theatre roof work

3rd August 2016

Readthe full story with Insider Media
Approval for Leeds Grand Theatre roof work
Published 22 July 2016


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