Innately innovative ways of thinking

10 Oct 2019

Truly embracing neurodiversity means being open to a wider spectrum of mindsets as well as setting targets, says Paula Graham-Gazzard.

Life in the arts across Europe

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27 Mar 2018

Artists from across Europe describe what it’s like to work in their country of origin – from the almost desperate situation for some freelance artists in Spain to the generous support on offer in Arctic Norway.

Being an international in the creative sector

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12 Feb 2018

Julie Bécaud, now a researcher at the Scottish Maritime Museum, explains her first steps into the arts in the UK.

The big question: How can the sector better support neurodiversity?

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10 Oct 2019

ArtsProfessional asked people working at the intersection of arts and neurodiversity what changes are needed.

Learning ‘autistic’

10 Oct 2019

Autism should be seen as a cultural difference rather than an impairment, says Hayley Williams-Hindle.

A strategy for self-preservation

03 Oct 2019

Arts Council England’s draft ten-year strategy aims to ensure its own bureaucratic survival and reveals the thinking of an organisation that imagines it is in charge. It is not a strategy for the cultural organisations it is meant to serve, says Robert Hewison

Why I bought a quilt

03 Oct 2019

Andrew Pinnock says City of Culture planners should spend less time making up positive-sounding stories they think they can sell, and more time listening to the people who make culture on their own terms.

Who can afford to do an apprenticeship?

02 Oct 2019

Apprenticeship reforms have offered new opportunities for organisations who want to take on a trainee, writes Madeleine Lund. But how realistic are apprenticeships for our most disadvantaged and underserved young people?

Defending BP sponsorship: is it "for the public good"?

01 Oct 2019

Chris Garrard dissects the public comments made by cultural leaders on the issue of ethical sponsorship. 

Bridging the gap between art and academia

01 Oct 2019

The University of Lincoln's School of Fine and Performing Arts is thought to be unique in employing a professional producer to support students' creative work. Rachel Baynton explains how her role bridges the gap between academia and artistic practice.

Creating a Diverse Board

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30 Sep 2019

Becoming a truly inclusive organisation starts at the top, says Cath Hume.

Is price a reason for low engagement - or just an excuse?

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26 Sep 2019

The popular misconception that price is the chief barrier to access to the arts has taken hold in the sector, while in reality, price is only one of a complex set of factors affecting engagement with ‘hard to reach’ groups. Tim Baker concludes it’s time to start a debate about the true meaning of affordability.

The big debate: Do rural arts organisations need more funding?

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25 Sep 2019

People working in and with rural arts organisations share their views on the sector’s future.

Who’s missing out on tax relief?

24 Sep 2019

While the number of tax reliefs available to the creative industries has grown, some sectors are missing out by being slow to take advantage of potential savings. Louise Veragoo explains who might be eligible for this free cash.

Let’s talk fundraising tactics

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19 Sep 2019

Finding creative ways to grab donors’ attention is at the heart of successful fundraising campaigns. Conor Coyle shares some winning tactics.

Unlocking the potential of peer learning

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19 Sep 2019

Learning from collective experience offers a wealth of benefits to those willing to invest in building a network, say Amanda Smethurst and Tamsin Curror.

Your questions answered on ACE's new strategy

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16 Sep 2019

Arts Council England’s policy leads respond to questions on its plans for the next ten years.

How ‘perky’ are you? Why happiness is the key to workplace productivity

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12 Sep 2019

Many workplaces are structured to generate stress, say Evelyn Wilson and Suzie Leighton. But there are simple techniques we can all learn to support better resilience and creativity.

Building an appetite for change

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05 Sep 2019

It’s hard asking people to explore uncertainty – but when consensus is built across the organisation, it can unleash huge energy, says Richard Watts.

Five non-graduate routes into creative work

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05 Sep 2019

A recent report highlighted the barriers facing young people entering the sector – but there’s no need to give up on your dreams, says Tor Evans.

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