Book review: The Arts Dividend

30 Nov 2016

Jessica Tanghetti finds Darren Henley’s book about why investment in culture pays full of soul and passion but lacking a call to action. 

Book review: The Art of Relevance

25 Aug 2016

Mark Robinson finds Nina Simon’s book essential reading for anyone trying to reach those disengaged from the arts. 

Book review: Arts Integration in Education

24 Jun 2016

Paul Collard finds the book about teaching artists as agents of change comprehensive and useful.

Book Review: A Wider Horizon

06 Aug 2015

How and why do rural touring companies thrive? Sue Robinson reviews the latest contribution from Francois Matarasso, a writer who has been helping her to answer similar questions for 20 years.

Book review: Artwash

04 Jun 2015

Anna B. Sexton reads Mel Evans’ Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts, and says it’s time to change the way we think.

Book Review: The Interpretation Matters Handbook

27 May 2015

Should textual information in galleries be made easier to understand? Jennifer Locke reviews Dany Louise’s contribution to the debate around ‘artspeak’.

Book review: Cultural Capital: the Rise and Fall of Creative Britain

14 Jan 2015

Chris Bailey reviews Robert Hewison’s account of how New Labour’s golden age for the arts turned to lead.

Book review: Your Life in Theatre

05 Nov 2014

For those who are lost, in need of stimulation, guidance or inspiration, Jo Fletcher-Cross recommends Chris Grady’s ‘Your Life In Theatre’.

Book review: Journal of the Plague Year

22 May 2014

Are you up to the challenge? Vicky Prior says there’s much to learn from Max Stafford-Clark’s journal from the years following the cuts.

Book review: 'Reaching Out: Music education with 'hard to reach' children and young people'

08 May 2014

The authors write “with passion and authority”, making this book relevant to a wider readership than the title suggests, finds Julia Ient.

Book review: Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes

06 Mar 2014

Cara Courage says ‘Art Cities of the Future’ only scratches the surface of new arts locations, but is still a comprehensive compendium to the new wave.

Book Review: Biennials and Beyond – Exhibitions that made Art History, 1962-2002

30 Jan 2014

Rosie Cooper says ‘Biennials and Beyond’ is a vital book that has landed in a world full of curators.

Book Review: The Audience Experience

05 Dec 2013

'The Audience Experience' is for the academic or researcher but also provides an expanded tool box of approaches to audience insight for arts professionals willing to dig, says Ivan Wadeson.

Book Review: Crowdsourcing for Dummies

17 Jul 2013

Crowdsourcing for Dummies reveals new ways of involving the public in the arts, says Nicole McNeilly.

Book Review: Project Art Works Anthology 1997-2012

03 Jul 2013

Maggie Hampton finds immensely vibrant and powerful art in Project Art Works Anthology.

Gambling on Culture

27 Jun 2013

Liz Hill urges policy makers to read 'Gambling on Culture' before gambling with culture.

Book Review: Business is Beautiful: The hard art of standing apart

26 Jun 2013

Hannah Hallam finds that the arts sector is already ‘standing apart’ according to this guide to alternative measures of success in business.

Book review: Take the money and run?

06 Jun 2013

Bethany Rex finds Platform’s guide to the ethics of business sponsorship in the arts provides a good starting point for debate.

Listen Out: International perspectives on music education

11 Apr 2013

Caroline Fentiman finds there is a lot that can be learnt from successful musical education practice from around the world.

Resetting the Stage: Public theatre between the market and democracy

11 Apr 2013

Christopher Maughan values this reflection on the dichotomy between commercial and public theatre.

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