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RawFfest 2016

Original, quirky and daring, RawFfest showcases the best of youth arts today. It is planned and programmed by young people for young people. The first festival will take place from 18th – 21st August in Newport. More details on our lovely new website here: http://www.rawffest.wales/

Notes from the Chair

Interesting times indeed. Whichever way you voted in the EU referendum it is clear that we have entered into new and uncertain times. Institutions and structures which had seemed like the permanent backdrop for our work: very much there, important, but not particularly visible (and a little like the governing documents of many charities), […]

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Feedback from Creative Industries Federation on Brexit

The Creative Industries Federation were quick in bringing the sector together to make an early start on considering the implications of Brexit for the cultural and creative industries. Attended by over 150 delegates, including the ADUK Vice Chair Tony Witton and London Regional Coordinator Matthew Couper, the meeting was a useful forum for colleagues […]

Full story…Feedback from Creative Industries Federation on Brexit

RawFfest/ GŵylGrai National Youth Festival for Wales

We are delighted to report that the RawFfest website has been launched and is available at www.rawffest.wales or www.gwylgrai.cymru. The process took quite a while because young people were involved in the whole process but we are all really pleased with it. Have a look and see what you think, and please get involved with […]

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DCMS culture plan

The DCMS has an annual budget of £1.5b. A new single departmental plan for the Department of Culture, Media & Sport has been published that sets out how government will deliver its priorities by 2020. The vision is ‘Driving growth; enriching lives and promoting Britain to the world’ and there are six key areas: • […]

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Please sign the EBacc parliamentary petition

The Bacc for the Future campaign team have instigated an official Parliamentary petition asking the Department for Education (DfE) to include expressive arts in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – it has been signed by over 75,500 people and needs to accumulate 100,000 signatures by 9th May in order to ensure that the EBacc will be […]

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ADUK Professional Fellowship Programme

The ADUK Professional Fellowship Programme is now open for submissi0ns reflecting your CPD development in 2015/16. The scheme will be open until May 2016 and we strongly advise all members to take part, as one of the benefits of your membership.

Did you know that if you attend an ADUK conference, seminar or regional event […]

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Arts Development UK AGM papers and nominations for Trustees and Regional & Welsh Coordinators

The AGM of Arts Development UK is this year taking place during the ADUK Annual Conference on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 at The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF at 19.30. All members are warmly invited to attend.

2015/16 has been both a challenging and rewarding year for us. We have again extended […]

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ADUK Response to the DCMS White Paper

ADUK have responded to the DCMS White Paper consultation on the proposals for a new, far-reaching cultural strategy, the first in 50 years, reflecting the world today. Jane Wilson. Chair of ADUK writes:

“Arts Development UK is a membership organisation, representing over 350 arts development professionals based mainly in England and Wales. Our members work […]

Full story…ADUK Response to the DCMS White Paper

Cultural Commissioning Programme

The Cultural Commissioning Programme works with the arts and cultural sector, commissioners and policy makers to strengthen commissioning of arts and culture, to deliver better outcomes for people and communities. The programme is managed by the NCVO with financial support from ACE, and has recently updated their website with a range of new resources for […]

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