Arts People
Multidisciplinary artist YINKA ILORI has joined the Crafts Council Board of Trustees. He studied Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University and has since exhibited internationally...
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Power has always resided in the hands of the few and in this moment of crisis it is time to fundamentally change the rules of the game to achieve cultural democracy, says Kully Thiarai.
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Teams applying for a share of £3m research and development funding must include STEM sectors, marking a shift in emphasis for the cultural showcase.
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A poster campaign has been launched by Scene Change in response to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden's 'Operation Sleeping Beauty', which purports to be getting theatre up and running in...
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What happens when you put communities in charge of their own creative projects? Ryan Herman found out how residents, rather than local politicians, are making their communities better places to live.
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A dedicated platform that will help Scotland's artists and craft makers eliminate waste and re-use resources is aiming to helping them redistribute everything from paint to plinths. By promoting...
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Could an Ambassadors Scheme offer a way of better connecting theatres with their local communities? Hardish Virk has seen positive results in South Asian communities.
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DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight has written to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden pleading for an extension to furlough for the creative industries. The September 3 letter, released on Monday,...
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Adopting a creative approach to tackle opening in a Covid-safe environment could give venues the edge and help them come out the other side. David Dunstan shares some successful strategies.
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Efforts to redistribute arts funding away from London have fallen short, as Arts Council England “fails to treat places equally”.
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Tate and art collector Anthony d’Offay "have agreed to end their relationship" and the trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland will be considering its future relationship with...
“My own anecdotal effort to assess ethnic minority opinion on Twitter resulted in a broad landslide for indifference”. Sunder Katwala says the media culture war over the Proms trivialises ethnic minority concerns about race equality.
An expansionist, market and state-driven managerial approach within museums and galleries is eroding the integrity of art, says Tai Shani. It’s time to stop worrying about biting the hand that feeds us.
The word “no” is the most powerful time management tool, but it’s also the hardest word to say. Judith Teitelman explains why artists shouldn’t be fearful of saying it - and planning ahead.
Oliver Basciano believes the Southbank Centre’s problems stem from conservative management, government cuts and a ‘byzantine’ arts funding system that has rendered it “beholden to stifling commercial interests”.
It's time to think about the long-term impact of the pandemic on schools. Giving artists space to work sensitively and in depth with children, young people and teachers will make all the difference, says Sarah Bailey.
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Major organisations' silence on claims that job cuts are falling disproportionately on BAME staff stands in stark contrast to a groundswell of disclosures about the ethnic breakdown of workforces.
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A new not-for-profit Community Interest Company, Place for the Arts in Chester, is collaborating with local landlords in the city to convert vacant shop units into gallery spaces for local...
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An apparent growth in younger audiences could be a "silver lining" for the sector as fewer older people patronise the arts.
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Some museums are nearly running at their post-Covid capacity. But "reopening doesn't mean recovery" as up to 40% of ticket holders stay home.
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By setting up a Cultural Investment Fund, Plymouth’s arts organisations are aiming to ‘innovate’ their way out of the crisis.
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As schools reopen for the new year, arts education needs to rise to short and long-term challenges to be successful and remain relevant. Jacqui O’Hanlon proposes a way forward.
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Maintaining an international perspective and collaborating with global partners will be key to rebuilding the UK’s cultural sector and securing the post-pandemic future, say Ben Walmsley and Franco Bianchini.
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When cultural producers have the time and space to think ahead and bounce ideas off each other, remarkable ideas emerge. Richard Watts shares the new thinking starting to emerge from the Culture Reset programme as delegates prepare for an uncertain future.
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As the sector rethinks its relationship with the communities it serves, professional training will need to strengthen connections between the making of art, the artists and their community-based co-creators. Nick Ponsillo and Helena Gaunt propose a radical shift to a more holistic approach for developing creative practice.

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