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

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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.

Partnership working – a call for evidence

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03 Dec 2014

The latest Enquiry from Culture at King’s will investigate the opportunities for greater public engagement and cost-saving presented by partnership working.

Learning from the French

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01 Dec 2014

Working with some of the best French contemporary circus companies has raised the bar for our own version of the artform, says Gavin Stride in conversation with Catherine Love.

No more blundering around

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13 Oct 2014

Stan’s Cafe used to ‘blunder around’ doing workshops and videos, but now it has formed some partner relationships with a small number of schools, says James Yarker.

Academic spotlight to fall on cultural partnerships

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09 Oct 2014

Conditions for effective partnership working will be identified through a major new academic Enquiry in collaboration with the BBC.

Sponsorship revisited

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29 Sep 2014

Roberta Comunian argues that traditional views on the benefits of arts sponsorship to business have been far too limited, as demonstrated by some recent collaborations in Italy.

Investing in change

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21 Jul 2014

A funding system that protects the status quo is preventing arts organisations from developing innovative new business models that are less dependent on the public purse, argues Michelle Wright.

Between arts and academia

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17 Jul 2014

Universities and the cultural sector can work in partnership to drive innovation, widen participation and engage a broader public, writes Deborah Bull.

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