Tagged: Arts Council England

'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

Pop Up Creators to showcase emerging artists at LBF

A new exhibition, funded by Arts Council England and coinciding with London Book Fair's Baltic market focus, will be showcasing diverse, emerging artists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and... Read more

In Other Words reveals books in translation shortlist

Books from Iceland, Spain, Italy, Finland and The Netherlands are in the running for this year’s In Other Words project, designed to help UK publishers acquire children’s... Read more

ACE reveals new £14m fund for independent creatives

Arts Council England (ACE) has unveiled a £14.4m fund to “cultivate individual talent”. Read more

Arts should not be an 'exclusive club', says ACE chair

Arts Council England (ACE) is calling for the arts to be "an inclusive world ... not an exclusive club", as it marks the publication of its 2016-17... Read more

Jilly Cooper believes literary fiction should not receive state funding

Author Jilly Cooper has said that literary fiction should not receive state support, arguing instead that the money would be better spent on the declining... Read more

Hull 'rip-roaring success' as city of culture

Hull’s year as UK City of Culture has been praised as an "unmitigated rip-roaring, awe-inspiring, life-enhancing success", by Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley​.... Read more

The Good Agency secures ACE grant worth half a million

Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford's new literary agency, The Good Agency, dedicated to championing under-represented voices in publishing, is receiving a grant for over half a million pounds from Arts Council... Read more

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