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.

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

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

A stake in Deptford

11 Jun 2012

Gavin Barlow discusses cultural regeneration, the social divide and how the Albany is helping Deptford to avoid becoming ‘so-hip-it-hurts’

Up in the air

11 Jun 2012

Simon Wales describes how a creative and cultural space in West Bromwich has transformed its ecosystem with a community of floating lily pads

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

A creative space

11 Jun 2012

Boo Chapple has been courting a creative community online

Open doors

21 May 2012

Across the UK and US the prison arts community is forming a transatlantic network. Becky Mer examines the ins and outs

The art of playfulness

21 May 2012

Play is a fundamental part of artistic projects that aim to improve the lives of disabled people, says Ciara Brennan

Transition town

21 May 2012

Transition initiatives help communities become stronger and happier and they are springing up all over the place. Hilary Jennings and Belinda Sosinowicz describe how Transition Town Tooting is using the arts to improve wellbeing in South East London

Inspired by Ireland

27 Feb 2012

Anna Franks celebrates the art of an ‘invisible’ white minority

Grassroots regeneration

16 Jan 2012

Helga Henry explains how a sensitive approach achieved great results for the Place, Space and Identity project

Local heroes

16 Jan 2012

Sarah Pace explains how a film project is contributing to residents’ perceptions of the new cultural facilities being created through the regeneration of their local environment

Everybody needs good neighbours

16 Jan 2012

Gavin Barlow explains why forming partnerships and sharing expertise is key to community regeneration

Tripping the Light Fantastic

21 Nov 2011

Clare Hearn tells of the logistics of managing an annual event involving naked flames, small children and an un-ticketed audience of 25,000 spectators and participants

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