From issue 276 Author(s): Frances Richens
A lack of focus on the needs of the public has been criticised in an independent review.
From issue 276 Author(s): Frances Richens
Government announces extra funds and ends fears that local authorities will be asked to terminate music services.
From issue 276 Author(s): Liz Hill
New proposals for GCSEs and A levels specify the subject content of arts subject qualifications from 2016.
From issue 276
Online streaming services have been hailed as the saviour of the music industry. But the truth is artists are making a pittance from it – and it’s hitting jazz and classical musicians especially hard, says Scott Timberg.
From issue 255 Author(s): Michelle Wright
A funding system that protects the status quo is preventing arts organisations from developing innovative new business models that are less dependent on the public purse, argues Michelle Wright.
From issue 255 Author(s): Hannah Mitchell
The height of summer is the best time for venues offering a Christmas show to start gearing up for success. Hannah Mitchell explains why. 
From issue 276 Author(s): Liz Hill
While NPOs attract regular attenders, independent theatre is more successful at broadening the theatre audience base, suggests new report.
From issue 276
Beyond London, UK cities do not get their fair share of arts funding and the policies and practices of the media are exacerbating this division, argues David Anderson, Director of National Museums Wales.
From issue 276
Carol Reid looks over the findings from Youth Music’s annual stakeholder survey, which reveal how public sector spending cuts are having widespread and primarily damaging effects.
From issue 276 Author(s): Frances Richens
Just a third of art and design teachers say their subjects are highly valued by senior management – fewer in state schools than independent schools.
From issue 276 Author(s): Liz Hill
Arts organisations call for better evaluation tools as research reveals that the cultural sector is under-selling its role in promoting wellbeing and stronger communities.
From issue 276 Author(s): Liz Hill
Arts Council England is preparing to make its funding data more accessible as the National Audit Office reports on Government grant services and a Public Administration Select Committee turns its attention to the accountability of quangos and public bodies. 
From issue 276
When pubs and corner shops become art galleries, wine bars and coffee houses, local residents can become alienated from their own communities, reveals a new report.
From issue 276
Culture Secretary SAJID JAVID will remain in post following the recent Government reshuffle, while ED VAIZEY, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, has been promoted to become...
From issue 276
The new Chief Executive of Oxford Playhouse will be LOUISE CHANTAL. Currently an independent theatre producer, she was formerly a Producer for the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad, and has...
From issue 276
Following ACE’s latest funding settlement, in which Jazz Services lost its National Portfolio status, Ivan Hewett examines how national attitudes to jazz around the world impact how it is funded.
From issue 276 Author(s): Deborah Bull
Universities and the cultural sector can work in partnership to drive innovation, widen participation and engage a broader public, writes Deborah Bull.
From issue 276 Author(s): Ali Hossaini
Ali Hossaini believes that arts venues need to prepare for ‘digital placemaking’ by extending their use of in-house WiFi.
From issue 276 Author(s): Christine Hamilton
For readers in the rest of the UK, Christine Hamilton reflects on how the Scottish arts world has responded to the independence referendum.
From issue 276 Author(s): Paul Reid
As he opens Black Cultural Archives' new Heritage Centre, Director Paul Reid reflects upon those who have inspired him throughout his life and career.
From issue 276 Author(s): Liz Hill
New entertainment licensing exemptions will apply to local authorities, hospitals, schools, nurseries and tented circuses. 
From issue 276 Author(s): Liz Hill
A new website dedicated to creating more international opportunities for Deaf and disabled artists is aiming to draw the attention of arts professionals, venue programmers and arts curators to the...
From issue 276
Following the In Battalions festival, Lyn Gardner says that now is the time to start working together, to make sure the arts are firmly on the political agenda by the next election.
From issue 276
Pippa Koszerek reports on the recent Mapping Art Practice symposium that explored the different challenges faced by artists based in and outside of London.
From issue 276 Author(s): John Mathers
John Mathers warns that without brand ‘management’, the creative and cultural sectors could see themselves going the way of the Brazilian football team.

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