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After a long relationship with Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), first as a Development Producer and then as Artistic Director and CEO, DAVID...
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After 20 years as Artistic Director, SIMON STOKES is leaving the Theatre Royal Plymouth, to explore new opportunities and artistic...
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One Dance UK has appointed LAURA NICHOLSON as Head of Children and Young People’s Dance, to lead on the strategic planning and delivery of...
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PROFESSOR KATE OAKLEY, expert in cultural policy, cultural and creative industries, and regional development, has taken up a new post as...
MANON ANTONIAZZI, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Welsh National Assembly, has joined the Board at The Royal Welsh College of Music &...

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    What would the ideal fundraising strategy look like? Michelle Wright discusses the key elements - from inspiring donors with creative content, to keeping tactics simple.

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    A popular dance-based falls prevention programme offers effective treatment on the NHS, with a growing network of local groups helping older people maintain the benefits afterwards. Tim Joss tells the story.

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    Approaches to assessing cultural value are stuck in a financially reductionist ‘value = money’ orbit. We should be examining people’s experiences of culture, and the meaning that comes from those experiences, says Julian Meyrick.

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    What exactly do we mean by creativity, and how will the UK measure up when the world education league tables start assessing it in 2021? Bill Lucas examines the evidence.

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    London Bubble’s Creative Elders programme has encouraged residents in sheltered housing units to socialise, be creative – and perform in public, says Helena Rice.

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    There has been a dramatic expansion in the number of organisations supporting arts activities by and for older people in the UK - but more still is needed, says David Cutler.

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    What are the characteristics, interests and motivations of the over-65 demographic? Lucie Fitton reveals all.

  • Created out of Mind

    The arts have helped scientists gain a better understanding of how it actually feels like to live with dementia. Julian West shares his experience of a research project based on ‘co-creativity’.

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It's interesting - and depressing - to see that this arguments been up and down the agenda of the funddd arts since 1976 when...
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Wholly agree. And the problem with Lleu Christopher's distillation of what fuels the bohemian/artist's life "a life...
The question of diversity, or lack of, within the creativity industries has been an issue for a long time, and over the last few years has...
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I sympathise with Noelle. Baker Richards isn't interested in patron loyalty, which is seen as belonging to the dying breed of...
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As a regular opera goer since 1970 I have increasingly felt under appreciated as a core audience member. In the end one sees some...
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This is not an "article" in any traditional sense, but a piece of paid "advertorial", aka PR (or as we civilians like...
"sponsored and contributed by Baker Richards" Yesterday, as I was spending a frustrating time as an ROH "Friend"...
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The article makes for interesting reading but is eclipsed by the honesty and reality of the subsequent comments. What come across clearly...
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