Lessons from the past

A young boy with a micro violin
29 Jan 2015

Deborah Bull explains what the cultural enquiry into arts policy and young people learnt by looking back over the last 60 years.

Arts organisations increasingly rely on volunteers

Photo of a man wearing a 'Volunteer' tshirt
17 Dec 2014

The latest data reveals a shift in both employment practices and audience patterns among Arts Council of Wales’ Revenue Funded Organisations.

New artistic territory

Photo of a performance at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum
08 Dec 2014

Louisa Davison tells how two companies have pulled down the barriers between ballet and integrated contemporary dance.

Change as a way of life

Image of dance performance outside offices
29 Oct 2014

Mira Kaushik records the changes that her dance company has made in response to sudden cuts in government funding.

National attraction

Photo of a brightly painted ship
13 Oct 2014

A recent British Council report says that the arts and culture are vital in making a country attractive to foreign visitors. Sue Hoyle delves a little further.

‘Hard facts to swallow’ on England’s arts funding

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10 Oct 2014

A new report concludes that smaller organisations are being squeezed out as their share of Arts Council England’s regular funding awards has diminished.

Seizing the moment

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25 Sep 2014

Which is more influential over repeat attendance – performance or venue? Hannah Mitchell reveals some of the surprising findings that emerge when audiences are invited to complete a survey about an event they’ve just attended. 

Dancing in the air

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12 May 2014

Lindsey Butcher discusses the issues that emerging aerial dance artists face in an artform that itself is just emerging.

Job Ladder

Fern Potter headshot
07 May 2014

Fern Potter takes us through her career, from setting up her own New York dance company to raising millions of pounds for dance in the UK.

Critical engagement please!

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24 Apr 2014

Why are we not critically engaging with learning disability arts? Bella Todd reports on the recent Creative Minds conference.

Dancing to escape

Image of performers in One Step Forward
10 Apr 2014

Dance workshops, courses and events in Somerset have allowed over 400 people with mental health issues to ‘escape their troubled minds’. Viv Gordon discusses their impact.

Understanding dementia through drama

Image from Jack and Gill and the Red Post-Box
10 Apr 2014

A drama project has brought research on dementia to life for healthcare professionals as well as directly benefiting people with the condition. Cathy Bailey explains how.

Arts reach more young people in Wales

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02 Apr 2014

ACW reports highest recorded levels of arts engagement among young people, although participation among adults shows some signs of decline.

Generous leadership

Image of Clore Fellows working together
16 Jan 2014

Leadership style is changing, from the extrovert personality controlling from the front to someone who shares power and develops and fosters relationships, believes Sue Hoyle.

Milton Keynes scoops the first ACE ‘Exceptional Award’

An avenue of trees
03 Jan 2014

A £215k grant from Arts Council England will bring a large-scale intergenerational dance project to Milton Keynes.

New home for Rambert on London’s South Bank

Dancers in the new Marie Rambert ballet studio
03 Dec 2013

Britain’s national contemporary dance company has taken up residence in its new £19.6m purpose-built home on London’s South Bank.

Specialist dance injury clinic opens in Birmingham

A dancer being treated at Birmingham Royal Ballet's Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries
03 Dec 2013

The region’s dancers will be offered dance-specific healthcare and dance science services.

Take us seriously!

Artist Thompson Hall at work
02 Dec 2013

The Creative Minds project asks how the work of artists with a learning disability can best join the mainstream. Mark Richardson explains.

The ladder for success

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11 Nov 2013

Antony Dunn believes that making youth dance more inclusive starts with keeping it in the national curriculum.

My Gurus

07 Nov 2013

Rachael Griffin tells us who has inspired her most. 

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