Greener Visual Arts

I’ve just come across the Green Visual Arts guide on the GLA website. Interesting for any visual arts gallery to look at if looking after our environment is a priority. This can be found here.

How culture contributes to life in the Capital

London Councils have just published their ‘Playing Their Part: culture and sport’s contribution to local life in the capital’ factsheets. These are free to download and provide good success stories, useful figures and interesting details of how Londoners and London benefit from a vibrant cultural and sporting offer.

Cultural Sector Data Generator

Have you ever wondered how many people work in your sector? How that breaks down by region, gender, age or ethnicity? Well you can now with this useful Data Generator website created by Creative Choices. The stats tells us more about who’s working in the creative and cultural sectors and can be useful for adding into your presentations, reports and funding bids. It’s free for the time being so make sure you sign up!

Taking Part developments

I went to an interesting workshop at the DCMS yesterday, all about the Taking Part survey – new developments and fancy new ways of using the data, some findings from research which has been carried out on its data, and a discussion about where we’d like the survey to go in the future. I’ll be blogging about it in a bit more depth next week, and highlighting some of the most interesting findings and how you can apply them to your organisation, but if you can’t wait then have a gander at the DCMS’s own Taking Part resource pages here.

Youth Workers Resource Pack

I came across Southwark Arts Forum’s Youth Workers Resource Pack today – full of useful links and contacts for anyone looking to engage young people. With the move to Big Society on the horizon this will definitely be something on the to fund list.

Take a look here it’s free to download


navcaboodletry saying that after a couple of drinks – is a social networking site for the third sector.

So if you’re a serial social networking addict – sign up – there’s lots of different forums and conversations going on.

UK Film Council Statistical Yearbook 2010

News comes today that this has been a record year for cinema, with takings of £944 million. However, the number of independent, home-grown films has been on the decrease, thanks to a tough economic climate.

Check out the whole Yearbook here, or go straight to the ‘Audiences’ section here for some reallty interesting facts.