Tagged: Arts Council England

Arts Council launches research into BME representation in children's literature

Arts Council England has launched research into the level of inclusion and representation of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in children’s literature. ... Read more

Emma Press awarded £15k ACE grant

Birmingham-based independent publisher The Emma Press has been awarded nearly £15,000 from Arts Council England to help it grow as an inclusive children’s publisher.... Read more

ACE takes on Libraries Taskforce

Arts Council England (ACE) has taken on the work of the Libraries Taskforce until March 2020, as part of its remit as the development agency... Read more

SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

The Society of Authors (SoA) has responded to Arts Council England’s consultation on its future strategy, saying it would like ACE to do more to increase diversity... Read more

Dead Ink gets £66k ACE grant

Liverpool indie Dead Ink has received £66,880 from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants in support of its Publishing Step-Change project. Read more

ACE to fund foreign language scouting trip to Bologna

A new project will take eight editors from UK publishing to the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair to scout for foreign-language books. Read more

North of England publishers on obstacles to regional diversity in the book industry

Independent publishers based in the north of England explore the problems faced by such presses in a market dominated by London-based corporate publishers in a... Read more

'Alarming' study reveals only 4% of children's books feature a BAME character

Only 4% of all the children’s books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) character, according to “alarming”... Read more

SCL rebrands as Libraries Connected

The Society of Chief Librarians is rebranding as a new charity called Libraries Connected. Read more

Pop art hits west London

An ambitious cultural exchange backed by Arts Council England saw illustrators from the Market Focus countries and the UK collaborate on a book brief, the fruits of which... Read more

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