Dancing with the long cane

Photo of man dancing with a white cane followed by audience
23 Mar 2017

An outdoor performance project featuring blind and visually impaired dancers and musicians has pulled passers-by into a world of ‘sonic vision’. Isabel Jones shares the effects on performers and audiences.

Job ladder – Franck Bordese

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23 Mar 2017

The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

Creative industries to be “at the heart” of new industrial strategy

Photo of Greg Clark
10 Jan 2017

Business Secretary Greg Clark has promised that the creative industries will have a big part to play in the Government’s new strategy.

New Year honours celebrate arts professionals

Photo of Caroline Miller
06 Jan 2017

Indhu Rubasingham, Jatinder Verma and Caroline Miller are among the arts figures honoured in 2017.

English arts centres thrive by diversifying income

Photo from The Albany of registration
09 Dec 2016

Future Arts Centre venues are more successful than the rest of the sector at attracting the audiences least likely to engage in the arts, research suggests.

Hull “invites the world” for City of Culture 2017

Photo of Back to Ours Festival
23 Sep 2016

The re-opening of the Ferens Art Gallery and an interactive musical installation on the Humber Bridge have been announced as part of the celebrations.

£55m arts centre for public and students opens at Salford University

Photo of Adelphi Arts Centre
16 Sep 2016

A 350-seat theatre and a smaller studio space are included as part of plans to make the building “a mainstay of Greater Manchester’s cultural landscape”.

Strategy aims to put artists at the heart of society

Man painting
10 Aug 2016

Paying artists fairly is listed in Creative Scotland’s new Arts Strategy among a range of measures to raise the profile of artists and the arts in Scotland.

Behind the curtain: The thrill of starting your own festival

Foyer with art
19 Jul 2016

How did three young people who chose not to go to university end up running one of the most innovative cross-artform festivals in Cambridge? 

Schools Minister accused of using stats ‘selectively’ in EBacc debate

Photo of Nick Gibb
07 Jul 2016

A dispute over the number of pupils taking arts subjects at GCSE was at the heart of a House of Commons debate, with the Department for Education using figures which include students studying arts AS Levels in sixth forms.

Arts figures celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Julia Peyton-Jones
13 Jun 2016

Althea Efunshile and Sonia Friedman are among those named in the most diverse honours list in history.

ACE offers ‘guidance’ to funded organisations about how to react to death of Queen

Queen Sad Prince Phillip
12 Feb 2016

Funded organisations are advised to consider the appropriateness of parties, comedy programmes and scheduled tweets if the monarch dies.

High-street strategies

Photo of museum shop
11 Feb 2016

Gallery and theatre shops can learn a lot from high-street retailers. Corin Birchall shares his tips.

Welsh Government backs changes to youth arts infrastructure

Photo of the youth orchestra playing
29 Jan 2016

Wales’ national youth arts ensembles will join forces under a new business model in a bid to safeguard their future.

Job Ladder – Karl Wallace

Photo of Karl Wallace
14 Jan 2016

Director of Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival, Karl Wallace, reflects on his career making big things happen.

Job Ladder – Helen Willmott

Photo of Helen Willmott
07 Jan 2016

How do you come to manage a community arts programme? Made in Corby’s Helen Willmott takes us through the steps of her career.

ACE re-embraces creative case for diversity

The Albany children
11 Dec 2015

Recognising that it “must do more” to encourage diversity in the arts, Arts Council England has announced four new diversity programmes and published workforce data for its largest NPOs.

Career guide: Front of house

Front of house woman peeping
09 Dec 2015

What’s it like working front of house? And how much can you expect to earn? Zoe Hardie answers your most common questions.

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