New research reveals links between culture, health and happiness

Crowd watching street theatre
20 Aug 2013

A survey in Scotland has found that people who engage in culture are more likely to report good health and life satisfaction than those who do not.

Anti-poverty goals climb the arts agenda

Stormont, Belfast
19 Aug 2013

The culture ministries in Wales and Northern Ireland have set out plans to put social inclusion at the heart of their policy-making.

West Bromwich’s ‘pink elephant’ faces extinction

Interior of The Public
16 Aug 2013

£35m of Lottery capital investment in The Public will be lost to the arts when the Council reclaims the building.

Poster project takes to the streets

The Meeting, Or Have a Nice Day Mr Hockney, Peter Blake, Tate, 1981
09 Aug 2013

£3m pro bono support and £132k from crowdfunding will see British art chosen by the public displayed on poster sites across the country.

More Shakespeare for schools

Will Featherstone on stage as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, part of Globe Education's 'Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank'
08 Aug 2013

Globe Education will extend its free schools ticket scheme as Deutsche Bank commits to a further three years’ support.

Strings attached to Arts Council bonus waiver

Recording Studio
02 Aug 2013

ACE Chief Executive Alan Davey allocates ‘personal’ fund to staff teambuilding and supporting pop music talent.

Creative Scotland reveals interim plan

Traverse Theatre
02 Aug 2013

Artform reviews will underpin the development of a longer-term plan for 2014-17.

Financial pressures place London’s small theatres at risk

26 Jul 2013

A need for renovation is seen as the biggest medium-term threat, but fears are growing that rising property values will lead landlords to claim theatre buildings for other purposes.

New recognition for the role of arts in public health

Harpist on ward
19 Jul 2013

Better evaluation and wider sharing of research findings is seen as a priority for developing the most effective and efficient arts in heath interventions.

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