The City of Dreams strategy aims to engage 165,000 under-25s in the arts every year for the next...

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The Director and Chief Executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, VICTORIA FIRTH, is stepping down. She will take up the...
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After 15 years as Executive Director of the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres, DEBORAH AYDON is stepping down to pursue new...
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ALAN BALLANY is Purple Seven’s new Territory Manager, Scotland. He moves from Culture Republic where he was Strategic Planning Director.

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    When James Haddrell took on the directorship of Greenwich Theatre over ten years ago, he didn’t know if the company had a future at all. Here he charts its imaginative route to recovery.

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    Has Arts Council England got cultural democracy wrong? Steven Hadley and Eleonora Belfiore argue for a more thorough questioning of existing hierarchies.

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    Laura Bailey explains how Kent County Council is aiming to integrate arts and culture into its commissioned services across the board - even in waste management.

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    A project run by the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and a housing provider started with cultural visits and ended with a full-scale theatre production. Inga Hirst tells the story.

Readers' Comments

Well if anyone can, Newcastle' can. Great to see joined-up thinking and arts organisations working together to create these...
Could the need to even ask the question not be taken as an embarrassment? By now in most EU countries cultural democracy has come a long...
Interesting to read this while being part of an IETM Satellite meeting in Llandudno, North Wales with 60 international colleagues from all...
We're leaving the closing date slightly flexible at the moment,to see how many responses we get. But it's likely to be Monday 8th...
Hi AP - could you let us know what the closing date is for the survey? Thanks!
Sadly, this comes as no surprise. But think back to the time when Ed Vaizey was Culture Minister and finally got to publish his joke of a...
One tourist board saying 'it's probably because of terrorism' isn't evidence for anything. What about the massive cuts...
Really wondering if yet more research is the best use of this money - although prepared to be convinced. If there's £2.5 million...
Arts Council Englands budget is around £400m a year, the Arts and Humanities Research Council who are funding this is around £100m a year...
Another £285m for 149 NPOs as diverted Lottery to help government to finance its cuts? That would have DOUBLED Grants for the Arts for...

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