The arts in a box

Image of children playing on sofa at Bloomsbury Festival
30 Sep 2013

The Bloomsbury Festival in a Box outreach scheme is tackling cultural exclusion, reports Cathy Mager.

Choral communities

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23 Sep 2013

Group singing brings many benefits to people living in areas of disadvantage, according to a new report by Evan Dawson and Kathryn Deane.

More dancing

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16 Sep 2013

The government’s new primary sports funding will increase dance provision in primary schools. Sally Fort urges dance practitioners and companies to get involved.

Community commitment

Image of rehearsals at Old Vic
01 Jul 2013

The Old Vic’s community theatre projects may be uneconomic and time-consuming, but Steve Winter and Alexander Ferris believe they make a valuable contribution to the theatre’s output.

A property boom

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29 May 2013

Steve Mannix and Sean Egan advise arts organisations to watch out for the many council-owned buildings that will be coming on to the market to buy or rent.

Creating the big society

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11 Apr 2013

Sarah Stannage asks whether we can be confident that individuals and communities will step forward to support the development of local creative economies.

Time to think

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11 Apr 2013

Jenny Richards suggests that the work of Art vs. Rehab, and in particular its Critical Spaces project, gives practitioners the much needed opportunity for reflection and critical thinking.

Creativity despite dementia

Photo of Arts 4 Dementia team at the Photographers' Gallery
04 Feb 2013

Veronica Franklin Gould of Arts 4 Dementia discusses how partnership projects are benefiting people with dementia by reviving their creative skills and developing new ones.

BollyWalking to better health

Photo of rehearsing hand movements at a dementia workshop
04 Feb 2013

‘Ageing artfully’ has introduced vulnerable older people to BollyWalking. Christina Christou and John Pinder of Akademi explain all.

Playing in old age

31 Jan 2013

Paul Cann believes that the longstanding exclusion of older people from the arts will be changing thanks to a new online initiative which promotes everything from projects to resources to jobs.

Government reveals plans to cut community event red tape

Community event
11 Jan 2013

Community events will be made exempt from licensing restrictions under the new plans. 

London leads the way

12 Nov 2012

The Mayor’s Education Inquiry arrived last month, following extensive consultation with stakeholders across London. But what does it mean for music education and the wider community arts sector? Lawrence Becko makes some suggestions.

Bringing heritage to life

Picture of colourful clocks made on the Times Ticking Away workshop
24 Aug 2012

Ambitious projects can still be financed through the unlikely source of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Alastair Fairley explains.

Economic Eden

02 Jul 2012

East London is home to a new Pleasure Garden. Garfield Hackett explains how he turned a derelict site into a hub for creativity and leisure, and a commercial prospect for the local community

Planning vs localism

02 Jul 2012

Theresa Bergne considers the implications of national policy for public art at a local level, and describes the impact being felt in Bristol

Turning the Tide

11 Jun 2012

Alastair Fairley reveals how a community of artists and a hard-nosed drive for publicity put Hastings firmly on the cultural map

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