Push to broaden school/arts partnerships in London

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15 Jan 2016

Opportunities for schools to connect with cultural organisations in the capital will be shared through a new online platform aiming to improve communication between the two.

A play for the nation

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14 Jan 2016

The RSC’s Dream 16 will involve 18 professional actors, 14 amateur casts and 58 groups of schoolchildren. As rehearsals begin, Erica Whyman explains why she is both excited and daunted.

Reasons to work together

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17 Dec 2015

Membership of the Dance Touring Partnership has helped Warwick Arts Centre programme distinctive work and attract new audiences. Alan Rivett discusses the benefits and dangers of collaborative working.

Bristol City Council and ACE sign Memorandum of Understanding

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04 Dec 2015

A four-year Memorandum of Understanding outlines a potential model for collaboration between Arts Council England and local authorities if devolution progresses.

The partnerships puff

Infinity Loop
29 Oct 2015

Where does our growing drive to work in partnership come from? And is it anything more than a way of sweetening the bitter pill of funding cuts? Dr James Doeser shares his thoughts.

Partnerships a mixed blessing, research finds

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16 Oct 2015

The wider benefits of partnership-working in the cultural sector could be undervalued if the effectiveness of this approach is judged in purely economic terms, according to a new study.

ACE to support 50 new cultural education partnerships

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15 Oct 2015

Bridge organisations will initiate new partnerships that aim to help deliver a consistent cultural education to all children and young people.

Financial advantages

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01 Oct 2015

Richmond Arts Service shared resources and took advantage of new funding opportunities by working in partnerships, say Pippa Joiner and Emma Cookson.

Seeking shared spaces

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28 Sep 2015

Jessica Bowles took students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to curate the Prague Quadrennial's SpaceLab - and found their theatrical assumptions happily challenged.

The word’s the thing

28 Sep 2015

How can literature and publishing thrive in the wake of Creative Scotland's review of the cultural sector, asks Andrew Ormston.

Mission made possible

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10 Sep 2015

Partnerships with local authories are crucial to Orchestras Live’s work. Henry Little reveals how they’ve maintained relationships through challenging economic times.

Call for universities and the arts to work more reciprocally

Sheffield Hallam Art
14 Aug 2015

A new report summarises discussions between academics and cultural practitioners about the nature of their working relationships.

How to make a consortium great

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16 Jul 2015

With more and more arts organisations forming consortiums, Trevelyan Wright shares his tips on how to be a strong lead or a supportive partner.

Crowdfunding for the great and small

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19 Mar 2015

With little known about how small arts organisations can most effectively use crowdfunding, Oonagh Murphy decided to find out through leading a mentoring and development programme.

Wales commits to creative education

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03 Mar 2015

The Welsh Government and the Arts Council have joined forces in a national schools initiative that will embed the arts and creativity into the curriculum with a view to driving up educational attainment levels, particularly among disadvantaged students.

An entrepreneurial new partnership

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02 Feb 2015

The Octagon Theatre Bolton has followed advice to be more entrepreneurial by creating a new degree course with its local university, says Roddy Gauld.

Why we’re better together

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10 Dec 2014

Partnership working has aided the fortunes of arts organisations across the country, allowing them to embark on projects previously unimaginable. Mary Cloake explains how collaboration has helped in Liverpool.

New artistic territory

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08 Dec 2014

Louisa Davison tells how two companies have pulled down the barriers between ballet and integrated contemporary dance.

Partnerships put to the test

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08 Dec 2014

The European Regional Development Fund can be a crucial source of funding, but relations and processes between the partners involved need to be coherently managed, advises Florence Harmelin.

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