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    Leaders in the arts sector need to focus more on self-awareness and reflection, which is why the Boosting Resilience programme has developed a course on reflective journaling, says Clive Holtham.

Readers' Comments

This is a great article and I strongly agree that financiers fail to fully understand and this even extends to local government and any...
I am chuckling as I read this "new research" because there appears to be nothing *new* about it. I am 53 years old. I, too, was...
The survey window looked ambitious from the start. The relatively focused and guided Music Commission survey was open for around double the...
I am not sticking up for the EBacc, or saying that arts subjects are not in decline... But what is the justification for including D...
Thank you for the comprehensive reply Liz! The three points you make resonate with me and I'm sure others though I'll be...
You’ve raised a very good point, which is a significant issue in the whole EBacc debate. In fact there are three reasons why I am swayed to...
It's really wonderful Tony that you've been able to blend these genres together and in such ways as to empower a wider public to...
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Your comment reminded me of part of 'Step by step: arts policy and young people 1944-2014' which states: "...contemporary...
What is interesting is that exactly 30 years ago this year, Arts & Business (or ABSA as then was) started two programmes to get...
We highlighted these same issues in the mid-90s when classical orchestral music and opera were getting a huge proportion of the funding,...

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