With 30 years’ experience of arts and mental health delivery, darts is very familiar with the key ingredients of an effective community-based programme for people with mental health issues. Elanor Stannage shares their progress and looks to the future.
How can the sector better support its Black, Asian and ethnically diverse creative practitioners and workforce? Eclipse Theatre’s Amanda Huxtable shares insights from their report ‘How to plant magic beans AND build rockets to the moon…’
How can cultural spaces become spaces of learning? And how can learning spaces become cultural spaces? Jenny Mollica reflects on the experience of Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning as it reaches its tenth anniversary.
New Writing North is helping young people in some of the region's most socio-economically disadvantaged areas express themselves through creative writing. Laura Fraine explains how a new generation is finding its voice.
The lack of affordable skills-based training and opportunities to learn from others makes it much harder for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their careers in the arts. Simina Neagu and Valentina Bin took action to fill the gap.
We spend too much time trying to learn lessons from cities and apply them in other places, argues Brendan Keaney. It’s time to recognise that creative powerhouses can come in all shapes and sizes – and not always where you might expect.
From family births to DIY successes, greasy spoons to local DJs, a collaborative project has been celebrating local radio on high streets across the country. Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton explain why the time is right for hyper-local theatre.
Restoke anticipated difficulties getting local men to talk about their mental wellbeing – then 170 of them responded to its first casting call. Clare Reynolds explains how co-creation helped create lasting change
Every teenager in Finland will get free visits local and national arts institutions, thanks to the country’s “innovative” plan for cultural education. Aleksi Valta describes how communities are building cultural competency from the ground up.