Community integration in south London

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21 Jul 2017

Félicie Kertudo tells how she visited the South London Gallery to find out more about how it involves the local community in a range of inclusive projects.

Dance development takes a hit in NPO funding round

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30 Jun 2017

Although the new portfolio will contain seven more dance organisations, three regional dance development agencies have lost funding.

Arts Council warns new NPOs: Improve diversity or no funding

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30 Jun 2017

Ten arts organisations accepted into the national portfolio for 2018-22 have a low diversity rating, which they must improve or provisional funding will not be finalised.

Arts funding: 183 new NPOs as largest organisations take 3% cut

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27 Jun 2017

The number of National Portfolio Organisations will increase to 831, as museums, libraries and new ‘Sector Support Organisations’ join Arts Council England’s portfolio.

“Lack of professional attitude and practices” plaguing theatres

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23 Jun 2017

Systemic failures in recruitment and professional development are leading to skills shortages and a damaging lack of diversity among theatre workers, according to a new report.

Relaxed performances slammed for segregating audiences

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21 Jun 2017

A debate about whether actors with learning disabilities are reached by celebrated inclusive initiatives such as Ramps on the Moon has been triggered by a new paper.

Theatre’s talent pipeline is “leaking”, peers’ report warns

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05 May 2017

A House of Lords inquiry raises concerns that young people from diverse backgrounds are being discouraged from entering careers in theatre, putting the sector’s future cultural and economic success at risk.

Taking Part reports decline in diversity

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28 Apr 2017

Levels of arts engagement in England have been static for the past decade, and have fallen significantly among the Asian population, according to a new Government report.

Internships threaten diversity in the creative industries

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21 Apr 2017

Young people in creative occupations are almost 50% more likely to have had a parent working in a professional position while growing up, new research has found.

Creative industries are key to growth, Government told

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18 Apr 2017

In a new blueprint for economic growth, the Creative Industries Federation is calling for the enterprise zone programme to be extended to the creative industries.

Arts Council England seeks ideas for improving sector diversity

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24 Mar 2017

The survey findings will guide the funder’s approach to improving diversity in its own workforce and be used to encourage arts organisations to do the same.

Spreading like bushfire

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27 Feb 2017

Damning research has woken Australia up to the situation for indigenous artists in the country. It’s time for their voices to be heard, says Jacob Boehme

Majority of new National Portfolio applicants are diverse-led

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24 Feb 2017

Arts Council England’s £37m NPO budget increase will be mostly used for organisations outside of London.

Power shift

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21 Feb 2017

A new diversity programme will shift power and resources to where they can be most effective. Dawn Walton explains the thinking behind Eclipse Theatre’s new artist development initiative.

ACE-backed trans theatre company gears up for launch

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10 Feb 2017

Trans Creative aims to become a hub for the transgender community in the North of England, providing creative and employment opportunities.

Reflecting the world

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09 Feb 2017

No wonder there is so much talk about the death of opera when people are excluded from it all the time, says Bill Bankes-Jones. But are attitudes finally starting to change?

Creative Scotland backs diversity targets for screen sector

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03 Feb 2017

Screen organisations should also consider dropping age limits for training programmes and increasing targeted initiatives to support the development of under-represented groups.

Women, disabled and BME still struggle to reach senior arts roles

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16 Dec 2016

Concerns have been raised about the quality of diversity data, with Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley labelling under-reporting by NPOs “extremely disappointing”.

Arts funding system causes BAME organisations to fail, paper claims

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09 Dec 2016

BAME-led organisations are short-term beneficiaries but long-term victims of traditional arts funding, a paper has claimed.


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