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Culture Diary Launches today: a new free tool for organisers of UK cultural events at home and abroad

Following its success supporting nearly 4,500 cultural events planned in the capital during the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Culture Diary has now gone from a London tool to a global tool, bought together through a unique collaboration between Arts Council England, British Council, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, GREAT Britain campaign, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Mayor of London, Visit Britain and UK Trade & Investment. 

From 28th April 2014, UK organisations working in the cultural sector can:

- Upload information about public and private events including details of international tours
- Upload reviews
- Avoid clashes when planning events
- Find mutually beneficial partnerships
- Improve communication with other UK arts organisations, and government and arts development agencies
- Be promoted internationally by GREAT partners including across partner websites and social media channels
- Discover ways to expand projects abroad with the help of GREAT partners’ network.

The tool now has the extended capability to host details of UK touring events overseas as well as upcoming national campaigns such as First World War Centenary and Shakespeare 400 which will provide much-valued input for British cultural diplomacy, trade, education and tourism promotion around the world.

Who is the Culture Diary for?

The Culture Diary aims to support British cultural organisations to plan and programme their events in the UK and overseas.

The Culture Diary is an industry facing business-to-business tool and the website will serve to increase awareness of UK and international cultural events for the purpose of strategic planning and international diplomacy with cultural organisations and agencies in the UK and abroad. 

What are the benefits?

- Saves you time planning your cultural events
- Help to avoid clashes for your press events / private views / photocalls / opening nights, etc
- Search and download events by region, country, art form, date and more
- Highlight your activities for cultural diplomacy, trade, education and tourism promotion
- Create more collaborations and new partnership opportunities
- Become part of a wider network of cultural organisations across the UK.

Be part of it!

If you are a cultural professional involved in planning events, then this is for you. Register today and get your events in the Culture Diary.


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