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In an edited extract from the provocation essay ‘Ditching The Renaissance’, Dan Eastmond says it’ s time for the arts to stop hiding behind the notion of benevolent failure.
Tom Copley wants to find new homes for small-scale cutting edge theatre in London.
An open dialogue between arts practitioners, public funders and the public is vital in developing the arts for the benefit of the wider community, says Liz Hill.
In the second of three edited extracts from 'Fireworks', his book of provocation essays, Dan Eastmond quantifies a disconnect between the public arts sector and the population.
As the arts are mollycoddled by protective funding and propped up by the instinct of stability, will the output of our creative institutions fall further behind the mind of the age? Dan Eastmond makes the case.
Anne Bonnar reflects on an experimental approach to attracting audiences that paid off at the Citizens Theatre.
Liz Hill explains why ArtsProfessional persists in calling Arts Council England to account.
Neil Nisbet says tweeting links to petitions is a poor substitute for consistent participation by the dance sector in discussions about the profession and culture in general.
A national campaign for the arts should first and foremost aim to win the public’s hearts and minds, says Liz Hill.
Chrissie Tiller says cheap ticketing schemes alone will never be the answer to bringing in more diverse audiences.
The NewcastleGateshead Initiative has plans for the future, explains Carol Bell.
Jane Beardsworth sees no reason to suspect improper processes relating to ATTL in the North West.
Grant-makers owe it to their staff and those they fund to operate a fully transparent process that leaves no room for allegations of misfeasance, says Liz Hill.
Evaluation reports that share the problems as well as the successes are the most valuable of all, says Liz Hill
Kate Wafer and Daniel Hadley defend the ATTL project in Yorkshire.
What do Starbucks, the Leveson inquiry and Arts Council England have in common? Liz Hill makes some suggestions.
The future looks bright for culture on the continent, but the Autumn Statement provided no such solace for the UK, says Liz Hill.
Those who steal other artists’ ideas are not worthy of the badge ‘artist’ themselves, says Ian Moir.
Nick Forbes of Newcastle City Council is furious that he’s being forced to slash funding to the arts, but it’s about essential services and essential means saving lives.
The loss of arts cash will be a problem, but the loss of arts education would be a catastrophe, says Liz Hill.