Below you will find the latest news for Culture First.

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May 11 2010

The IDeA has published a new guide to help people in the culture and sport sector understand the process of strategic commissioning and how to engage in the process to produce better outcomes for communities.


May 11 2010

The National Culture Forum has launched the recruitment drive for Year 3 of its influential Leading Learning Programme.  The Programme aims to equip senior Cultural Services managers and those they commission to take on the greatest challenges and most senior roles in local government with confidence.

Culture First is offering bursaries of up to £1,500 for emerging leaders in the Eastern region.


Apr 08 2010

The recent budget has seen NI10 - Visits to museums and galleries, removed from the National Indicator set along with 17 other indicators including NI2 (% of people who feel they belong to their neighbourhood) and NI3 (civic participation in the local area). The rationale is to reduce the burdens and increase flexibility for local areas. 

Feb 17 2010

We want to hear from you and are looking for examples of efficiency and innovation around the following themes; health and well-being, community cohesion and worklessness.