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The proportion of students studying drama, music and dance is consistently lower for children from backgrounds of high deprivation than their more well off peers, according to new figures.
Christy Romer spoke to four leading figures across the arts sector to ask for an answer - in their own words - to a simple question: Does the arts have a diversity problem?
After collecting more than 100,000 survey responses, Leo Sharrock and Helen Palmer can reveal the main reason people attend the arts.
Catherine Love explains why giving emerging artists no-strings-attached support is so important.
Jobs in the arts are growing at a higher rate than in any other area of the creative industries, but new figures from the DCMS lay bare the scale of the diversity problem.
What better place to learn about using the arts to help older people and those with dementia than in Japan, where a quarter of people are over 65. Nick Ponsillo reports on his recent trip.
An innovative regional theatre has used data and cloud technology to increase ticket sales and diversify its business model, explains Libby Penn.
Nicholas Penny, the outgoing management team of Chichester Festival Theatre and Whitworth Art Gallery’s Maria Balshaw are amongst the 1,163 recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Isn’t all theatre ‘community’ theatre, asks Sara Clifford as she explores why so many people write it off as just amateur, worthy and poor quality.
A new report finds that growing numbers of museum and gallery attenders are contributing nearly £900m to the Scottish economy, but organisations are staffed primarily by volunteers.
Outstanding projects in communication, engagement, and learning and participation have been highlighted at the prestigious annual awards.
Hannah Mitchell explains how arts organisations can achieve the desired ticket sales through significantly fewer emails.
In true Bertrand Russell style, Chrissie Tiller suggests that we turn the burden of proof on its head – and prove that the arts and culture are of no value to anyone.
Joint Executive Producer of Scottish Dance Theatre, Alice McGrath, looks back at her career to date.
A recent visual arts and museums project offered volunteers training to enable them to talk more knowledgably and confidently to visitors, says Carolyn Black.
Jodi Myers explores the complexities of musical theatre today and why it needs meaningful investment to give new work a greater chance of surviving.