European arts organisations defend music as a human right

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20 Apr 2018

A new policy paper calls for continued freedom of movement, and claims music helps promote the values that unite Europeans, such as equality.

Public urge Arts Council England to prepare for the future

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12 Apr 2018

A public consultation to inform the national funder’s upcoming ten-year strategy calls for action on the environment and reform to ensure arts careers remain sustainable.

Tensions between the everyday and the exceptional

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12 Apr 2018

How can we make the arts an everyday experience for everyone? Michael Eades explains why he believes in the power of grassroots arts.

Embedding equality practice

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05 Apr 2018

Nick Wesson explains how working with a disabled-led theatre company helped ARC Stockton achieve long-term sustainable change.

How to… develop international partnerships

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05 Apr 2018

Collaborating with international partners can be rewarding, but how do you start? Emma Crook shares her expertise, from making contact and overcoming barriers to getting support.

National network to develop socially-engaged arts practice

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27 Mar 2018

Supported by Arts Council England for an initial three years, the network will be led by Battersea Arts Centre with a focus “away from London”. 

The challenge of true collaboration

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22 Mar 2018

How do we get to the point where we are truly collaborating? Debbie Richards describes a project that sought the benefits of collaboration between fundraisers and marketers.

Partnering with charities

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21 Mar 2018

Working with a children’s hospice has allowed Birmingham Hippodrome to make its productions accessible to families who might otherwise miss out, and it has learnt a lot along the way, says Nichole Cooper.

“A great shame”: British Council forced to suspend work in Russia

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21 Mar 2018

The future is unclear for a professional development programme connecting artists in the two countries, following the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Government ‘stonewalls’ creative industries amendment to Brexit bill

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16 Mar 2018

Peers warned a reciprocal agreement with the EU for the creative industries is necessary to avoid returning to the “dark days of zero growth, little confidence and minimal opportunity”.

Arts Council to launch new £1m digital skills network

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09 Mar 2018

The DCMS has published an ‘action plan’ to help cultural organisations make the best use of new technology.

Five-year core funding granted to arts development organisations

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01 Mar 2018

A new Paul Hamlyn Foundation initiative will see What Next? and the Cultural Learning Alliance receive £150k each to “continue their core mission”.

European Union contributes £40m a year to UK culture

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23 Feb 2018

New research by Arts Council England, produced to inform the Brexit negotiations, has highlighted the negative impact losing funding and free movement could have on the sector.

How we… kept a major capital project on track

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05 Feb 2018

A £37m capital project is always going to be demanding, but throw in Grade-II listed status, asbestos and Roman remains and you’ve got a real challenge. Graham Lister explains how Storyhouse Chester managed it.

Revealing hidden depths

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31 Jan 2018

Arts organisations have worked quietly behind prison walls for decades, but recent government endorsement and high-profile partnerships are helping them gain some recognition, says Dora Dixon.

‘Deep concern’ about UK’s creative reputation post-Brexit

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29 Jan 2018

More than one in five Creative Industries Federation members say they would consider moving their business abroad if the UK and the EU reach no favourable trade deal.

The problem with competitive placemaking

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18 Jan 2018

Collaborative placemaking initiatives could be a much quicker route to regenerating coastal towns than waiting to win the city of culture crown, says Jason Jones-Hall.

How I solved… challenges of cross-venue arts programming

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20 Dec 2017

Ruth Bretherick explains how she overcame the challenges of programming events when an exhibition split across two arts venues: one in Edinburgh, and one in Dundee.

Collaboration is key to cultural commissioning, report finds

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15 Dec 2017

Leaders in local authorities and health services have started to recognise the value of arts organisations to their agendas following a series of multi-partner collaborations. 

Education networks unite to extend cross-cultural collaboration

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20 Nov 2017

A new manifesto is billed as the first-ever international commitment to arts management and cultural policy education.

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