National hubs pilot scheme to model teaching for creativity

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28 Apr 2021

The Durham Commission on creative education has refocussed its priorities in light of Covid-19, saying success depends on bridging the digital divide.

Transforming Narratives: bringing together leadership talent

13 Apr 2021

A new cross-continent cultural leadership programme provides a unique opportunity for artists and creative professionals to collaborate. Sophina Jagot tells the story.

People need places (and vice versa)

31 Mar 2021

Caitlin Warfield writes that the future of culture and business in urban centres depends on their ability to work together.

Artists and researchers join forces for public art planning

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24 Mar 2021

Sam Wilkinson and Rosie Murdoch explain how a speed dating approach to partnerships led to artworks and outcomes beyond their expectations.

Invest in making an impact

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17 Mar 2021

Fran Sanderson says building back better means looking beyond what – and who – we know in funding to demonstrate the irrepressible worth of human creativity.

Can you do more together than alone?

11 Mar 2021

The Audience Agency shares its experience of the pains and gains of collaboration and partnership working.

Expression is what’s really important

09 Mar 2021

When we foster collaboration between the arts and research, we unlock untold benefits for professionals in both sectors, Christopher Smith writes.

Creativity is a lifesaver

Rosetta Life Rehearsals for This Is Here, 2019
08 Mar 2021

Lord Alan Howarth reflects on a journey in arts and healthcare that has a promising future.

Taking the temperature of arts in health

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08 Mar 2021

Erica Ramsay, Geraldine Montgomerie and Holly Dannhauser explore the challenges faced by a local arts in health network – and how they mirror the hurdles for this work nationally.

Connection comes from collaboration

Silhouette of someone in a motion capture suit and their digital projection in a forest, in the background.
08 Mar 2021

Making digital connections to create immersive work played to all our strengths, Sarah Ellis writes.

Gypsy stories need space to travel

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03 Mar 2021

Europe’s largest ethnic minority is perhaps the most marginalised in the arts. Carl Woodward says addressing this means changing our ideas of access and inclusion in post-pandemic theatre.

Challenging ideas about children’s dance

03 Mar 2021

Performers and providers often treat young children as a passive audience. Dr Angela Pickard says they can actively create and engage – and give feedback too.

Let’s move beyond the spin

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24 Feb 2021

Hull’s leaders want to build a ‘collective legacy’ for its City of Culture year. Victoria Bissett and Michael Howcroft say their success depends on rebuilding trust amid a culture of anger, secrecy and fear.

What ‘watch at home’ gave us

A pirate on stage performing Treasure Island in front of a ship prop and his crew
24 Feb 2021

Can a regional theatre make money from online productions? Kelly Johnson says you have to weigh your options and ask for help.

Reworking what you already have is the opposite of innovation

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10 Feb 2021

Covid-19 has proved that what worked back then won’t work now. Patrick Towell says true innovation requires attention, collaboration, and a sense for ideas that can be scaled up for success.

Embracing the art of the possible

3 black poeple on a stage raising clench fists in front of a Black Lives Matter sign
10 Feb 2021

The theatre industry needed a champion in a time of crisis. National Theatre Scotland answered the call and it’s not turning back, writes Jackie Wylie.

Medway eyes international recognition with new cultural strategy

25 Jan 2021

The "ambitious and forward-thinking" document will be the cornerstone of a bid for UK City of Culture 2025.

Distribute your leadership digitally

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12 Jan 2021

Long-distance relationships needn’t limit ambition. Sarah Fisher, Ying Kwok and Lindsay Taylor describe a sustainable approach to sharing the physical and digital demands of curation.

No successor to Creative Europe

17 Dec 2020

The UK desk of the European Union programme will close in March as funding is focussed on the pandemic response.

New horizons

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16 Dec 2020

As we say good riddance to 2020, Liz Hill takes a glass-half-full look at progress in the cultural sector this year, and what the year ahead might hold.

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