Sophie Handy shares her experience of a civic arts programme with a genuine grassroots approach to local development in the hands of community organisations, local movers and makers, doers and growers.
Jonathan Savage says the Government’s latest intervention in music education is just another clumsy attempt at curriculum reform. The best thing to do with the Model Music Curriculum, he writes, is to ignore it.
Supporting creative practitioners with opportunities at this time is vital, but do so wisely, says Guy Armitage. Running an open call may feel daunting, but it could allow you to side-step biases, put diversity at the heart of new projects and keep your audiences engaged.