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The programme is successfully engaging people in areas of low arts participation, although this has not yet led to an increase in Grants for the Arts awards, researchers have found.
To make useful art, don’t dumb down, dumb up, says Alistair Hudson.
Arts organisations are being invited to get involved in an inquiry, launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, into how arts organisations contribute to their communities.
An interactive light and sound installation recently connected neighbours in a former coal mining area. Debbi Lander explains how.
The invitation to bring a disused library in Southwark back to life as a pop-up space for artists and community groups came with many challenges as well as opportunities, Rebecca Manson Jones reveals.
Growing slowly and organically has helped Kidderminster Arts Festival respond to the needs of local artists and the community, says Loz Samuels.
Studio 3 Arts’s Liza Vallance reveals who inspires her work at the forefront of socially engaged, co-created artistic practice.
Jane Rich reveals how Cambridge Community Arts creates unexpected joy through its creative courses that leave mental health at the door.
A new publication aims to build the skills of artists delivering activities in Scottish prisons.
Spending time in the great outdoors is proven to boost wellbeing, but how can the arts encourage people to do it? Nicky Goulder describes one project that is doing just that.
The local rugby league club proved to be the secret to getting a town with low arts engagement interested in a cultural programme, explains Patrick Fox.
ACE’s “new approach” to funding will see £1.5m fed into Luton from 2016 – 2019 to develop its arts and cultural provision.
It’s not easy to find an audience for contemporary devised theatre in an area with low arts engagement, but Nancy Barrett did it. She tells us how.
How do you come to manage a community arts programme? Made in Corby’s Helen Willmott takes us through the steps of her career.
An interim evaluation of the programme finds progress despite challenges and points to the need for new thinking on arts infrastructure in areas of low arts engagement.
Murals were used to divide communities during the Troubles, now art is helping to build peace in Northern Ireland, says Roisin McDonough.
Local arts projects working in areas of England with low levels of cultural participation will be looking to partnership funding to support their ambitions as Arts Council England cuts funding.
When Jim Mulligan joined Spare Tyre's workshops for older people, little did he know that he would go on to write four plays for the company and become a trustee.
Susan Jones explains how innovative arts housing can enable older people to express themselves creatively late into life.