What is community theatre?

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19 May 2015

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.

Scottish economy benefits from increase in museum and gallery attendance

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15 May 2015

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.

Classical music professionals honoured at RPS awards

08 May 2015

Outstanding projects in communication, engagement, and learning and participation have been highlighted at the prestigious annual awards. 

Less is definitely more

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07 May 2015

Hannah Mitchell explains how arts organisations can achieve the desired ticket sales through significantly fewer emails.

The burden of proof

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30 Apr 2015

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.

Job Ladder - Alice McGrath

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22 Apr 2015

Joint Executive Producer of Scottish Dance Theatre, Alice McGrath, looks back at her career to date.

Talking with confidence

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16 Apr 2015

A recent visual arts and museums project offered volunteers training to enable them to talk more knowledgably and confidently to visitors, says Carolyn Black.

What next for musical theatre?

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09 Apr 2015

Jodi Myers explores the complexities of musical theatre today and why it needs meaningful investment to give new work a greater chance of surviving.

Inspired through school

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18 Mar 2015

Matt Baker explains how young people in the Chester area are being encouraged to get involved with theatre, dance and music, through a programme working closely with schools.

Culture budget pays for tourism agenda

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13 Feb 2015

Free admission at DCMS-funded museums and galleries has helped boost visits by foreign tourists by almost 40% since 2008/9, while visits from within the UK have increased by just 3% during this same period.

A personal approach

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09 Feb 2015

How do you attract audiences to see contemporary dance companies that they may never have heard of? Jeanette Siddall has some ideas.

Art won’t look after itself

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22 Jan 2015

As the Lords debate shines a spotlight on the Government’s support of artists, Susan Jones reviews the current situation.

A playful day at the museum

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19 Jan 2015

Can and should museums be playful places? Anna Bunney and Charlotte Derry believe so and are on a mission to discover how best to create the right conditions for play.

Open dance house

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15 Dec 2014

For a week in October Rambert invited the public to view rehearsals and training, and take part in choreography and dance classes. Joce Giles judges it a success.

My Gurus

03 Dec 2014

The new Managing Director of Sistema England, Fiona Cunningham, pays tribute to those who have inspired her over the course of her career.

Mobile technology to the rescue

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27 Nov 2014

Un-ticketed venues and events can now gather data that will give them the level of customer insight that performing arts venues have long enjoyed through their box office systems. Hannah Mitchell explains how. 

Belief in the individual

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17 Nov 2014

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Awards for Artists scheme has just celebrated its twentieth year. Sarah Jane Dooley gives an insight into how the scheme works.

On the road (sometimes with a JCB)

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17 Nov 2014

International touring has given Motionhouse greater confidence and is a crucial element in the company's plans for the future. Louise Richards explains why she plans ahead - and is ready for surprises.

Busy buildings

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12 Nov 2014

Barry Pritchard says that new arts buildings must be inclusive, exciting and adaptable if they are to widen engagement and genuinely regenerate a town or city centre.

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