UK culture gets £20m investment | attractionsmanagement.com news
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
NEWS
UK culture gets £20m investment
POSTED 21 Jan 2019 . BY Andy Knaggs
The CDF will support tailored local plans that use culture to create jobs
– Jeremy Wright MP
Local culture, heritage and creative industries in five parts of the UK are set to benefit from a share of £20m (US$25.77m, €22.65m), with funding awarded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The money is being distributed through the Cultural Development Fund (CDF), announced last year in the Creative Industries Sector Deal. It aims to increase access to the arts, heritage and the creative industries while also boosting local economies by attracting more visitors and supporting the growth of new businesses.

Grimsby, Thames Estuary, Plymouth, Wakefield and Worcester will all receive millions of pounds to strengthen the local arts sector, increase cultural access, and provide greater opportunity for people to forge creative careers. The total funding is expected to create more than 1,300 new jobs, benefit 2,000 people through skills training and support more than 700 businesses. Through match-funding, an additional £17.5m (US$22.55m, €19.82m) will be invested across the five locations.

Among the specific attractions to benefit are the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Wakefield), international events and public art in Grimsby town centre, immersive and digital technologies within the cultural programme to mark the 400th anniversary of the pioneering voyage of the Mayflower (Plymouth), development of a creative cluster in the Thames Estuary, and a festivals programme for Worcester.

The CDF was launched off the back of the success of Hull as a UK City of Culture in 2017, which provided evidence of how targeted investment in culture can deliver a significant local economic boost.

“The CDF will support tailored local plans that use culture to create jobs, boost tourism and ultimately regenerate communities," said Jeremy Wright Culture Secretary for the UK, said: This is an incredible opportunity that will not only help people build careers in the arts and culture locally, but also boost wider investment and diversify the creative economy.”
RELATED STORIES
Funding grants announced for 35 English museums and galleries


Thirty-five museums and galleries in England are to benefit from a funding boost after the award of a total of £4m (US$5.16m, €4.49m) by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the independent charity, the Wolfson Foundation.
Long-term plan sought for Black Cultural Archives as UK government funding announced


A £200,000 ($252,605, €221,270) cash injection from the UK Government to Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton, London, is intended to buy time for the charity to secure a long-term sustainable financial footing.
English museums and galleries get £4m boost through government grants


The UK government has announced plans to distribute £4m (US$4.9m, €4.6m) in funding to galleries and culture centres across Britain.
MORE NEWS
OPEN Architecture design soulful "Chapel of Sound" in China
Chinese architecture practice OPEN have unveiled renderings of the Chapel of Sound – a cavernous amphitheatre currently under construction north of Beijing, outside the city of Chengde.
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay
Six flags chief Jim Reid-Anderson has revealed that changes in government are stalling the operator's Chinese projects, while there are "no assurances" as to the outcome of the operator's on- hold Dubai development.
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average
Only 5 per cent of staff members are not white at Arts Council England (ACE) major partner museums (MPMs) while 16 per cent of the working age population are from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in England, a new report from the organisation has found.
Snapchat creates virtual art gallery for Black History Month
Communications app Snapchat has created an online virtual gallery in celebration of Black History Month, showcasing the work of black millennial artists.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Group Travel Trade Manager
The Royal Mint
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: Llantrisant, Pontyclun, UK
Commercial Operations Director
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Salary: £60,000 circa per annum
Job location: Portsmouth, UK
Theme Park Resort Duty Managers
Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: Rother Valley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK
Commercial Sales Manager
Mary Rose Trust
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: Portsmouth, UK
Trainee Manager Programme
Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: South Yorkshire, UK
Restaurant and Bar Team Leader
Alton Towers Theme Park
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILE
Alterface

To continuously fuel innovation, we rely on a team of highly talented experts and a network of [more...]
+ More profiles  
VIDEO GALLERY

ParadropVR by Frontgrid
Offering a truly immersive VR experience. Find out more...
More videos:
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Red Raion - VR/5D Films Showreel 2016 – Red Raion
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
ATTRACTIONS DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
ATTRACTIONS DIARY

25-27 Mar 2019

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Exhibition (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
01 Apr 2019

English Tourism Week Conference 2019

128 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

06 Feb 2019 issue 123


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
UK culture gets £20m investment
POSTED 21 Jan 2019 . BY Andy Knaggs
The CDF will support tailored local plans that use culture to create jobs
– Jeremy Wright MP
Local culture, heritage and creative industries in five parts of the UK are set to benefit from a share of £20m (US$25.77m, €22.65m), with funding awarded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The money is being distributed through the Cultural Development Fund (CDF), announced last year in the Creative Industries Sector Deal. It aims to increase access to the arts, heritage and the creative industries while also boosting local economies by attracting more visitors and supporting the growth of new businesses.

Grimsby, Thames Estuary, Plymouth, Wakefield and Worcester will all receive millions of pounds to strengthen the local arts sector, increase cultural access, and provide greater opportunity for people to forge creative careers. The total funding is expected to create more than 1,300 new jobs, benefit 2,000 people through skills training and support more than 700 businesses. Through match-funding, an additional £17.5m (US$22.55m, €19.82m) will be invested across the five locations.

Among the specific attractions to benefit are the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Wakefield), international events and public art in Grimsby town centre, immersive and digital technologies within the cultural programme to mark the 400th anniversary of the pioneering voyage of the Mayflower (Plymouth), development of a creative cluster in the Thames Estuary, and a festivals programme for Worcester.

The CDF was launched off the back of the success of Hull as a UK City of Culture in 2017, which provided evidence of how targeted investment in culture can deliver a significant local economic boost.

“The CDF will support tailored local plans that use culture to create jobs, boost tourism and ultimately regenerate communities," said Jeremy Wright Culture Secretary for the UK, said: This is an incredible opportunity that will not only help people build careers in the arts and culture locally, but also boost wider investment and diversify the creative economy.”
RELATED STORIES
Funding grants announced for 35 English museums and galleries


Thirty-five museums and galleries in England are to benefit from a funding boost after the award of a total of £4m (US$5.16m, €4.49m) by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the independent charity, the Wolfson Foundation.
Long-term plan sought for Black Cultural Archives as UK government funding announced


A £200,000 ($252,605, €221,270) cash injection from the UK Government to Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton, London, is intended to buy time for the charity to secure a long-term sustainable financial footing.
English museums and galleries get £4m boost through government grants


The UK government has announced plans to distribute £4m (US$4.9m, €4.6m) in funding to galleries and culture centres across Britain.
MORE NEWS
OPEN Architecture design soulful "Chapel of Sound" in China
Chinese architecture practice OPEN have unveiled renderings of the Chapel of Sound – a cavernous amphitheatre currently under construction north of Beijing, outside the city of Chengde.
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay
Six flags chief Jim Reid-Anderson has revealed that changes in government are stalling the operator's Chinese projects, while there are "no assurances" as to the outcome of the operator's on- hold Dubai development.
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average
Only 5 per cent of staff members are not white at Arts Council England (ACE) major partner museums (MPMs) while 16 per cent of the working age population are from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in England, a new report from the organisation has found.
Snapchat creates virtual art gallery for Black History Month
Communications app Snapchat has created an online virtual gallery in celebration of Black History Month, showcasing the work of black millennial artists.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Group Travel Trade Manager
The Royal Mint
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: Llantrisant, Pontyclun, UK
Commercial Operations Director
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Salary: £60,000 circa per annum
Job location: Portsmouth, UK
Theme Park Resort Duty Managers
Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: Rother Valley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK
Commercial Sales Manager
Mary Rose Trust
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: Portsmouth, UK
Trainee Manager Programme
Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: South Yorkshire, UK
Restaurant and Bar Team Leader
Alton Towers Theme Park
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
+ More jobs  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS