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.

Creativity despite dementia

Photo of Arts 4 Dementia team at the Photographers' Gallery
04 Feb 2013

Veronica Franklin Gould of Arts 4 Dementia discusses how partnership projects are benefiting people with dementia by reviving their creative skills and developing new ones.

Playing in old age

31 Jan 2013

Paul Cann believes that the longstanding exclusion of older people from the arts will be changing thanks to a new online initiative which promotes everything from projects to resources to jobs.

New Year Honours for arts professionals

Erica Whyman
02 Jan 2013

Familiar arts names join unsung heros in the New Year’s Honours list.

Turning fortunes around

Photo of dancers rehearsing on stage
20 Nov 2012

Miles Gregory shares 15 tips on how to turn a troubled arts organisation around with the minimum stress for everyone involved.

Theatre on the ground

Photo of Kirkcaldy Operatic Society
12 Nov 2012

What are the issues facing community theatre today? The National Operatic and Dramatic Association can name quite a few of them...

Bienvenue la danse!

Photo of Batsheva Ensemble dancing
12 Nov 2012

Why do we see the world’s finest contemporary dance companies in our theatres across the UK? Because Dance Consortium has made it possible and viable, says Heather Knight.

The value of creativity

Alex Elliot in The Best in the World
15 Oct 2012

How do we put a proper measurable value on creativity and how do we realise that value for the people who have the original ideas? Charlotte Jones seeks some answers.

New audiences for contemporary work

15 Oct 2012

David Edmunds describes how funding will allow Dep Arts to develop new approaches to increase access to contemporary dance and theatre while programming original and inspiring shows.


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