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.

A dream fund

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08 May 2014

Mark Hewitt couldn’t believe his luck when he received funding from the Artists’ International Development Fund to collaborate with a foreign musician of his choice.

International travel

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06 May 2014

Part of the Brighton Festival, 'caravan showcase' presents contemporary English theatre to international programmers. Catherine Love explains how English theatre companies can benefit from the showcase and other year-round activities.

Partners in production

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28 Apr 2014

The Leeds Creative Labs programme has funded collaborations between university academics and creative technologists. Sue Hayton reports.

ACE rules out separate strategy for rural areas

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21 Mar 2014

Partnerships with Defra, local authorities and LEPs will be key to delivering the Arts Council’s strategy in rural communities. 

How the other Stratford lives

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23 Jan 2014

Liz Pearson is certain that partnerships between educational and public cultural bodies are maintaining the momentum behind Stratford’s cultural regeneration.

Arts organisations to develop ‘Cultural Destinations’

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17 Jan 2014

Ten successful bidders will be part of a £3m programme which aims to develop partnerships between arts, culture and tourism in England.

A bridge over the arts

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06 Jan 2014

Richard Clark explains how Bridge organisations are enriching children and young people’s experience of the arts.

European cooperation

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21 Nov 2013

Christoph Jankowski introduces Creative Europe, the new EU funding progamme for the cultural and creative sectors.

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