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Grant Brisland believes that The Courtyard’s work in primary schools in Herefordshire is helping to raise literacy standards.
An initiative for young people in Southwark helped them run a community festival and gain training at a professional level, writes Jane Packham.
Lisa Kapur Forde describes a challenging film animation project involving young people from children’s homes.
Antony Dunn believes that making youth dance more inclusive starts with keeping it in the national curriculum.
Playful interaction is at the heart of all Globe Education’s digital activities for school-aged children, writes Patrick Spottiswoode.
Karen Irwin describes the vital work Live Music Now is doing with children with special needs, and its plans for the future.
Ten new Young Arts Entrepreneurs recently emerged from Curve’s dragon’s den to start the third year of a project for emerging young artists. Alison Moore tells the story.
Walk the Plank seeks to bring out the best in both people and places, as demonstrated by its recent show in Derry-Londonderry. Liz Pugh explains how.
Political work is normally difficult to sell but Tangled Feet’s hard-hitting outdoor shows are in demand, as told by Kat Joyce.
Two arts venues involved in ‘Showtime’, the Mayor of London’s outdoor festival, recognised the positive impact of working outdoors and, as Jane Packham reports, have since formed a consortium with other venues in outer London boroughs.
At Hull’s Freedom Festival the concept of freedom is ambitiously present throughout the three days of events. Graham Chesters explains how.
Rach Flowers describes how Warwickshire County Council has used the arts as a consultation tool for developing its all-age autism strategy.
To replace events previously run by Lincoln City Council, former member of the arts team Sara Bullimore founded the Lincoln Inspired festival. She tells the story so far.
Oxford City Council has launched CREATE, a peer-to-peer, cultural micro-funding and collaboration event, which is offering new opportunities for artists to pitch for some cash.
Kent County Council turned to Ladder to the Moon to deliver workforce development training for dementia care, and to create a classic movie. Emma Hanson is delighted with the outcomes.
The running of the Hazlitt Arts Centre is being contracted out by Maidstone City Council. Mandy Hare explains the rationale for the decision.
Much more than a festival of LGBT arts, Homotopia campaigns all year round against hate crime and for social justice, says Gary Everett.
Emma Daker describes a jewellery-making project which has successfully integrated some migrant and refugee women into the community.
Michael Buffong set up Talawa Firsts when he spotted the shortage of black theatre producers, directors and writers in the UK.
Captioning theatre performances may be logistically demanding but a small touring company has just managed it − and so can others, says Mark Makin.