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Arts Council England

A Credit to Britain (Demonstrating the value of public investment in arts and culture)

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Public investment in arts and culture is important.

14p is the amount that each person in England contributes per week via the Arts Council to investment in arts and culture equal to less than 0.1% of Government spending. It benefits all of us by making our lives richer, bringing communities together and helping drive economic growth.

In this video high profile artists, innovative arts organisations, artists and arts audiences talk about why public investment in arts and culture is important.

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Grants for the arts - artist profiles Play


Profiles of individual artists who have received funding through the Arts Council's Grants for the arts programme.

Funded by the National Lottery, Grants for the arts is an open-application funding programme which supports arts activities that engage people in England or that help artists and arts organisations carry out their work.

Experiments with digital technology in the arts Play

The £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is open for application 2012 - 2014. It is a partnership between Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta.

Watch our pilot project case studies and get inspired to apply for your own project.

For further information about the digital R&D fund for arts and culture visit http://www.artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/

Building digital capacity for the arts: Rights and IP Play

Building digital capacity for the arts
Seminar 5: Rights and IP

Useful video for arts organisations and artists from across England who want to learn from and share experiences about the use, exploitation and development of rights models around new and archive material on digital platforms.

The event took place at the BBC and was chaired by Anthony Lilley, Chief Creative Officer and CEO of Magic Lantern.

Speakers included Edward Morgan, Executive Producer, BBC, Ben Green, Head of Rights Business Development, BBC, Roxanne Peters, Project Manager, Rights Management Review, V&A and Vicky Panter, Documentation Manager, V&A, Jo Higgins, Young People's Web Content Manager, South London Gallery, Carolyn Royston, Head of Digital Media, Imperial War Museums, Charlie Gauvain, Managing Director, Eye Film and Television and Ollie Brock, Digital Archive Researcher.

BBC Academy and Arts Council England have joined forces to offer training and guidance to the arts sector across England on how to maximize the creation and distribution of high quality arts content for audiences on digital platforms, including online, mobile and internet protocol television.

The Building Digital Capacity for the Arts programme, announced in September 2010, will support the development of the arts sector's media production skills by bringing together the BBC Academy's media and digital experience with the Arts Council's extensive knowledge of the arts sector.

The initial programme runs from March 2011 - August 2012 and consists of a series of practical seminars and workshops.

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