The contribution that the cultural sector can make to the planning, design and animation of the public realm and architecture should be reinforced, according to an independent review commissioned by the Culture Minister.
Commissions fail to provide a living for most composers, who earn on average less than £4k a year for this work.
Festival-going is on the increase, though cinema and reading for pleasure are still the most popular forms of cultural engagement.
Audiences draw limited distinctions between subsidised, commercial and amateur theatre and dance performances, according to new research investigating perceptions of cultural value.
A pioneering collaboration between the city, performers, the MU and local businesses has led to new policy and guidelines aimed at making the most of street entertainment.
Majority of stakeholders find the council’s work effective, relevant and fair, but some areas for improvement are identified in recent survey.
Artists urge employers and commissioners to invest more in their professional development.
The value of theatre is in the inter-relationship between the performance, the spectators, and the associations which the experience triggers, according to new research.
Investment in R&D, venture funding, and crowdfunding are major missed opportunities for the arts sector, according to a new report.