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8 September 2017

This week our touring exhibition of Grayson Perry's tapestries titled The Vanity of Small Differences opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic of Srpska in Bosnia; we have a job opportunity for a Music Programme Co-ordinator; you can watch Venice Biennale: Britain's New Voices, which follows a group of emerging and diverse artists, including the late Khadije Saye, as they launch the first ever Diaspora Pavilion; and we have an opportunity for BAME artists or producers to attend IETM Brussels.


Saptan Stories - How will it end?

Over the last six weeks, we have been working with Oscar-winning Aardman Animations on an innovative, one of a kind, crowd-sourced digital storytelling project for our UK/India 2017 season. Each week, online audiences have been writing and voting for the next line of the story, which is then interpreted and illustrated by seven standout artists from the UK and India.

Now in its final week, it is your final chance to get involved - how would you like to see the story end? Take part by submitting the ending to the story, voting on the winning storyline or simply admiring the breadth of artistic responses by Gemma Corell, Adrita Das, Tom Mead, Saloni Sinha, Janine Shroff, Gavin Strange and Priyesh Trivedi.

> Discover the story so far



Backstage to the Future

Backstage to the Future - our flagship youth technical skills training programme - is launching in the Caribbean! Taking place during the 30th anniversary of the Green Moon Festival on San Andres Island, it brings together young people from Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, and Jamaica to give them get hands-on experience of a diverse range of backstage jobs in music and live events. You can follow the action on Twitter.

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Bold: Graphic Design From India

Indian Design Platform returns for its third edition this September with an exhibition of work by some of India’s leading contemporary graphic designers. Part of the London Design Festival, the show Bold: Graphic Design From India at London's Rich Mix will display examples of branding, typography, posters, films and digital media, revealing the vibrancy and diversity of work underway in India’s visual communications scene.

Read more on It's Nice That

Cultural Protection Fund Large Grants

The Cultural Protection Fund has launched a new round of Large Grants funding for projects up to £2 million. If you have an idea about a project and would like some advice before you apply, sign up for one of our free online information sessions held on 21 September and 10 October.

Find out more and fill in an expression of interest form online


Imagine 2037

Dystopias, rituals, flooding and drones. For Imagine 2037, we commissioned eight artists, who are migrants living all over the world, to write about an imaginary performance taking place on a hilltop in the centre of Edinburgh 20 years from now in the year 2037.

Read about the performances

London Made at Seoul Biennale

London Made is a film installation currently on show at the first Seoul Biennale in Korea, 2 September - 5 November 2017. Exploring the work that takes place behind the scenes at the Barbican, the film looks at the challenges facing London's spaces of production.

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Inside the British jazz invasion

From Moses Boyd’s Exodus to Faye MacCalman, journalist, broadcaster and writer Kevin Le Gendre delves into the wave of new energy and talent that has unfurled onto the British jazz scene over the past few years in this blog post.

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