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Community engagement teams have been visiting every neighbourhood in Hull to make sure no one misses out on this year’s programme of culture. Martin Green explains how they hope to build interest in the arts.
Chelsea Theatre’s Community Development Manager Michelle Abbey discusses her career engaging audiences and promoting diversity.
The intervention by soundLINCS will enable the Lincolnshire-based MUSIC:LINK to continue operating into its 30th year.
Collaborations between university researchers and artists need careful managing. Michael Eades shares his three key tips for mediating successful partnerships.
Working in local authority arts development was where Martin Cox learned to listen, understand and value people as much as he valued artistic outcomes. He shares his views on audience development.
What does excellence mean to the communities experiencing the arts through the Creative People and Places programme? Mark Robinson and Jamie Buttrick report on their research.
Short films showcasing the work of museums in Cornwall have had a real impact on the local community and attracted the attention of key influencers and decision-makers. Chloe Hughes explains.
How do you teach young people about collective power? A recent arts project involving three schools in Tottenham aimed to do just that. Marcus Stanton reveals how.
As she prepares to retire, Sound Sense’s Kathryn Deane reflects on those that have – often unknowingly – inspired her work.
Delivering schemes that close the gap in arts engagement to reach under-represented groups will be the Government’s priority for culture.
The programme is successfully engaging people in areas of low arts participation, although this has not yet led to an increase in Grants for the Arts awards, researchers have found.
To make useful art, don’t dumb down, dumb up, says Alistair Hudson.
Arts organisations are being invited to get involved in an inquiry, launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, into how arts organisations contribute to their communities.
An interactive light and sound installation recently connected neighbours in a former coal mining area. Debbi Lander explains how.
The invitation to bring a disused library in Southwark back to life as a pop-up space for artists and community groups came with many challenges as well as opportunities, Rebecca Manson Jones reveals.
Growing slowly and organically has helped Kidderminster Arts Festival respond to the needs of local artists and the community, says Loz Samuels.
Studio 3 Arts’s Liza Vallance reveals who inspires her work at the forefront of socially engaged, co-created artistic practice.
Jane Rich reveals how Cambridge Community Arts creates unexpected joy through its creative courses that leave mental health at the door.
A new publication aims to build the skills of artists delivering activities in Scottish prisons.
Spending time in the great outdoors is proven to boost wellbeing, but how can the arts encourage people to do it? Nicky Goulder describes one project that is doing just that.