Arts education has intrinsic value, but wider impact is unproven

A group of children learning to play ukulele
13 Sep 2013

Claims that arts education brings wide benefits in terms of creativity, social skills and academic performance are at best optimistic and are not well grounded in reliable evidence, according to a new report.

Under new management

Image of Hazlitt Arts Centre entrance
09 Sep 2013

The running of the Hazlitt Arts Centre is being contracted out by Maidstone City Council. Mandy Hare explains the rationale for the decision.

Job Ladder

A photograph of Carol Maund
30 Aug 2013

Carol Maund, Director of Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, explains her career path.

Exporting the arts

Image of Menage a Trois
15 Jul 2013

Mark Fisher charts the global success of ‘Made in Scotland’, the programme which showcases dance and theatre companies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Job Ladder

Laura Bowler
03 Jul 2013

Composer Laura Bowler reveals what she has learnt from the arts management side of her career.

Job Ladder

25 Jun 2013

Colette Hansford reveals her path from pulling pints to becoming General Manager of the Hofesh Shechter Company.

Birthday Honours bring awards for arts professionals

21 Jun 2013

ATG Co- Director Howard Panter and  Tate Director Nicholas Serota are among those honoured.

A grand partnership

Image of Walking the warp
17 Jun 2013

The arts and higher education have been working together in a number of ways to the benefit of both sectors, says Sue Hoyle.

City of quirkiness

Image of Andy Warhols performing arts group
06 Jun 2013

Hull, on the long list for UK City of Culture 2017, is already benefiting from the bidding process as it celebrates its quirkiness. Jon Flinn explains all.

Wild and offbeat

Image of 'The Awakening'
29 May 2013

Sadler’s Wells Wild Card initiative has not only offered unique opportunities to young artists but has also attracted a new ‘offbeat’ audience. ArtsProfessional finds out more.

Making noises

Image of exhibition at Tramway
22 May 2013

Dianne Greig explains how Glasgow’s galleries and museums are collaborating through the WhiteNOISE project to develop the city’s audience for the visual arts.

Job Ladder

by Tanya Holt
16 May 2013

Donna Meierdiercks tells us from about her career, from Can-Can girl to Dance Producer

Positive impacts

Image of workshop with homeless
11 Apr 2013

Amy Bere tells how Opera North enables the homeless and vulnerable to discover a more independent and positive lifestyle.

A viewing platform

Image of performance with masks
11 Apr 2013

The Grodzki Theatre Association has created a website where artists and educators can place films, images and texts of their work with disadvantaged groups. Agnieszka Ginko-Humphries describes how it has evolved.

The art of healing

Artist on wards
07 Mar 2013

Hospitals do not have to be about sterile rooms, uncertainty and isolation as Mark Norbury has proved at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Art in the desert

A storyteller with the children of an orphanage
07 Mar 2013

Lisa Ball-Lechgar describes how Abu Dhabi has placed culture as a vital element in its ongoing development and growth.

A numbers perspective

04 Mar 2013

In the second of three edited extracts from 'Fireworks', his book of provocation essays,  Dan Eastmond quantifies a disconnect between the public arts sector and the population.

ACE distributes legacy funding

chamber orchestra
20 Feb 2013

Almost £1m will be shared by three music organisations as ACE responds to the final wishes of an arts benefactor.

Creative learning comes of age

Photo of a U3A study day at the Piccadilly Theatre
04 Feb 2013

Zoë Briggs describes how her Creating Learning department at the Ambassador Theatre Group is successfully targeting the growing retired audience.

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