Go-ahead for Woolwich creative district

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30 Mar 2017

The local authority has approved an investment of over £30m for a scheme that will place arts activity at the heart of regeneration plans.

Creating coastal communities

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28 Mar 2017

Following the launch of the Cultural Coastal Network, Polly Gifford explains why it’s needed and what it hopes to achieve.

£20m to drive cultural regeneration in 16 areas across England

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17 Mar 2017

The pilot Great Place Scheme will be rolled out to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland later this year.

Online network to bring culture to the coast

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17 Feb 2017

The Coastal Culture Network will help connect arts and cultural organisations, local authorities, Coastal Community Teams and other local groups.

ACE awards £3.2m to arts consortiums in new Cultural Destinations fund

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19 Jan 2017

Arts partnerships with tourism destinations will encourage public and private sector support for “world-class cultural and tourism products”.

Theatres Trust unveils urgent repairs scheme

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30 Nov 2016

Theatres of all sizes can apply for grants of up to £15k, which will be awarded in summer 2017 and January 2018.

All change in Croydon

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27 Oct 2016

The days when The Beatles played Croydon may be a distant memory, but the council’s regeneration plans hope to bring culture – and audiences – back to the borough’s heart. Paula Murray explains how.

Job ladder – Mhora Samuel

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20 Oct 2016

As she leaves the Theatres Trust, Mhora Samuel looks back on her career in theatre, dance and cultural regeneration. 

Threats and opportunities challenge artist studio provision

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12 Aug 2016

New financial and business models are needed if artists are to secure affordable studio space in a highly competitive property market, especially in London, report finds.

London Assembly investigates culture-led regeneration

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29 Jul 2016

An online survey is inviting arts organisations to share their views on the potential for regeneration projects to boost the capital’s arts offer. 

The Gorbals lives again

Artwork in railway arches
09 Jun 2016

A 100-metre high public artwork isn’t always the answer. Peter McCaughey reflects on why he took a more dispersed approach to an art strategy for a housing project in inner Glasgow.

A new life for historic theatres

Brighton Hippodrome during redevelopment
24 May 2016

Rebecca Morland shares step-by-step advice for groups looking to save historic theatre buildings from decay, demolition or closure.

Battersea Arts Centre cleared for post-fire reconstruction

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13 May 2016

A £1m fundraising campaign and two years of support from insurers will allow the Centre to begin reconstruction on the Grand Hall after it was damaged by fire last year.

London Regeneration Fund supports new creative spaces

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22 Jan 2016

Arts organisations are among those to receive a share of a new £20m fund, which is tackling a shortage of affordable creative workspaces in the capital.

Cities recognise benefits of culture, report finds

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26 Nov 2015

Local authorities envisage a shift away from direct provision of cultural services, but are preparing to lead by articulating a vision, brokering partnerships, and sourcing new funding.

Creating new images for peace

Photo of the Yardmen
03 Nov 2015

Murals were used to divide communities during the Troubles, now art is helping to build peace in Northern Ireland, says Roisin McDonough.

Work closely with the arts, London Mayor tells developers

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29 Oct 2015

A new guide aims to help councils, developers and planners integrate culture into the capital’s developments.

Council to address Dundee V&A cost over-run

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10 Sep 2015

Dundee City Council has endorsed independent recommendations for addressing delays and escalating costs in its flagship Waterfront regeneration project.

Cohesion or conflict

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19 Feb 2015

Frances Williams says it’s time to drop the false optimism surrounding arts projects in areas of social deprivation and take a more critical view. 

Regeneration focus for new funding

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19 Dec 2014

Arts projects will be integral to a series of initiatives involving local communities and aiming to improve quality of life in Wales.

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