New Arts Council England Funding Programmes and Darren Henley Speech

Thank you to our colleagues at Museum Development North West for this summary of Arts Council England’s new funding programmes (not specific to museums) plus a link to the first speech from Darren Henley, ACE’s new Chief Executive.

Museum Development North West

From ACE:

Ambition for excellence
Our new Ambition for excellence fund launches today. We’ll be investing £35.2 million in helping organisations produce high quality and spectacular events and works of art, particularly outside London. The fund will develop talent and leadership in organisations as well as supporting individual creative projects.

Creative writing in schools
The Creative writing in schools fund has been launched today which will place professional writers in schools. Developed specifically for deprived areas and with low levels of arts engagement in the North and South West of England, the programme will inspire children through high quality workshops and residencies.

Large Capital programme
Our Large Capital grant programme has returned for 2015-18. Continuing our work of improving arts infrastructure with National Lottery funds, we’re planning on investing £88 million the length and breadth of England.

Creative people and places opportunity
There’s now an opportunity for existing Creative people and…

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