Ticket touts who use bots could face huge fines

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27 Apr 2018

Under a planned new law, people who use automated software to bulk buy tickets and sell them on at above the retail price will face unlimited fines.

A creative approach to science and technology

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08 Jan 2018

Despite not teaching the arts, the University of Bath has always embraced creativity. Jamie Eastman explains how its new arts centre has become a hub of innovation for scientists and engineers, as well as artists. 

Participatory arts projects empower care home residents

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06 Dec 2017

A two-year project across 20% of Welsh care homes found statistically significant improvements to wellbeing and staff perceptions of residents.

Quality Metrics to go ahead under new name

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05 Dec 2017

Although a supplier was chosen to deliver Arts Council England’s £2.7m quality evaluation programme, the procurement process is now being re-run after falling foul of EU rules.

From satisfaction to sales

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05 Oct 2017

When Bradford Theatres recognised that its online booking system was a bit creaky, it chose a phased approach that satisfied customer expectations and resulted in a higher average spend, says Libby Penn.

A well-planned approach

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14 Sep 2017

Creating effective social media messaging and engaging digital content takes time and careful planning. Sarah Leech describes the approach at HOME in Manchester.

Research to shed light on audiences for contemporary arts

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12 Sep 2017

A cross-artform project aims to address the challenge of encouraging people to engage with new or experimental work and find effective approaches to attracting and retaining audiences.

A perfect match

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02 Jul 2017

When her circus arts company was invited to perform in a library, Camille Bensoussan feared there would be endless health and safety meetings.

EU calls on the arts to empower and integrate refugees

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26 May 2017

The UK and Poland were the only EU countries that didn’t contribute to a major new report on how arts organisations and policy makers can help migrants.

Dancing with the long cane

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23 Mar 2017

An outdoor performance project featuring blind and visually impaired dancers and musicians has pulled passers-by into a world of ‘sonic vision’. Isabel Jones shares the effects on performers and audiences.

Job ladder – Franck Bordese

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23 Mar 2017

The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

Creative industries to be “at the heart” of new industrial strategy

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10 Jan 2017

Business Secretary Greg Clark has promised that the creative industries will have a big part to play in the Government’s new strategy.

New Year honours celebrate arts professionals

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06 Jan 2017

Indhu Rubasingham, Jatinder Verma and Caroline Miller are among the arts figures honoured in 2017.

English arts centres thrive by diversifying income

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09 Dec 2016

Future Arts Centre venues are more successful than the rest of the sector at attracting the audiences least likely to engage in the arts, research suggests.

Hull “invites the world” for City of Culture 2017

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23 Sep 2016

The re-opening of the Ferens Art Gallery and an interactive musical installation on the Humber Bridge have been announced as part of the celebrations.

£55m arts centre for public and students opens at Salford University

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16 Sep 2016

A 350-seat theatre and a smaller studio space are included as part of plans to make the building “a mainstay of Greater Manchester’s cultural landscape”.

Strategy aims to put artists at the heart of society

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10 Aug 2016

Paying artists fairly is listed in Creative Scotland’s new Arts Strategy among a range of measures to raise the profile of artists and the arts in Scotland.

Behind the curtain: The thrill of starting your own festival

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19 Jul 2016

How did three young people who chose not to go to university end up running one of the most innovative cross-artform festivals in Cambridge? 

Schools Minister accused of using stats ‘selectively’ in EBacc debate

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07 Jul 2016

A dispute over the number of pupils taking arts subjects at GCSE was at the heart of a House of Commons debate, with the Department for Education using figures which include students studying arts AS Levels in sixth forms.

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