Screen tax reliefs support boom in production

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12 Oct 2018

Tax reliefs for film, high-end TV and animation powered a 62% increase in employment, a 67% increase in tax revenues, and a 63% growth in production spend between 2013 and 2016.

‘Increasingly high’ risk of burnout among arts leaders

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05 Oct 2018

A report calls for flatter and more diverse leadership in arts organisations, and encourages the nurturing of individual leadership at all levels.

Reaching the iPhone generation

Tablets and smart phones offer potential for short video
30 Aug 2018

Arts organisations could be doing a lot to tempt potential audiences with a taster of their work. Steve Wallace explains how video could take more advantage of society’s growing visual literacy.

Music A-level “in danger of disappearing from state schools”

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17 Aug 2018

The sharp warning from the Association of School and College Leaders comes as A-level data reveals the decline in entries for arts subjects has doubled in speed since last year.

Job Ladder – An-Ting Chang

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19 Jul 2018

The Artistic Director and CEO of Chinese Arts Now, one of Arts Council England’s new National Portfolio Organisations, explains how she reached her position.

Jeremy Wright becomes new Culture Secretary

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10 Jul 2018

Matt Hancock’s promotion to Health Secretary means the lead role at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is now filled by the former Attorney General with a taste for James Bond films.

New £1m archive of UK’s disability arts opens to public

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28 Jun 2018

The online National Disability Arts Collection and Archive is billed as the first archive in the world to offer a major retrospective of disabled people’s art and activism.

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.

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