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To make useful art, don’t dumb down, dumb up, says Alistair Hudson.
Street parties, guerrilla gardening and engagement with cultural buildings must be encouraged if creativity is to become as accessible as sport, a new report has concluded.
Arts organisations are being invited to get involved in an inquiry, launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, into how arts organisations contribute to their communities.
An interactive guide to Kettle’s Yard’s collection is engaging a wide audience online. Lucy Wheeler shares what she had learned from the project.
The words ‘great’ and ‘art’ should be taken out of Arts Council England’s strategic framework, a Select Committee has been told.
Following the third year of the DCMS Taking Part’s longitudinal study, a new report reveals who attends the arts most often and why people stop engaging.
70 years after public money was first put towards increasing the accessibility of the arts, Steven Hadley asks if it’s a never-ending task.
We accept income as a strong predictor of cultural taste. But why should this be, asks sociologist Aaron Reeves. And does taste matter as much as actual participation?
Changes to England’s quarterly survey of arts participation will see new questions added about barriers to engagement.
Is ‘live art’ the perfect medium for intergenerational arts projects? Liz O’Neill explains how children can help adults embrace the fun of experimental performance.
How do you embed an everyday culture of creativity in a university? This was the starting point for a creative experiment at King’s College London. Laura Speers and Jo Hunter share what they’ve learned so far.
Whilst local and community participation are government priorities for sport, plans to increase participation in the arts are centred on investments in flagship projects.
Tate faces falling visitor numbers despite overall growing attendance at cultural venues in both England and Scotland.
Robin Simpson responds to Liz Hill’s call for a new approach to audience development in the arts.
From a small festival born of community need, to an international agency for Chinese contemporary art, Zoe Dunbar tells the story of CFCCA.
A new survey launched by Sport England will collect the first local-authority-level data on arts attendance and participation in England since 2009/10.
The local rugby league club proved to be the secret to getting a town with low arts engagement interested in a cultural programme, explains Patrick Fox.
Physical access and social isolation emerge as key factors linked to a decline in arts engagement among older people.
The RSC’s Dream 16 will involve 18 professional actors, 14 amateur casts and 58 groups of schoolchildren. As rehearsals begin, Erica Whyman explains why she is both excited and daunted.
Sales of CDs and vinyl may not be suffering as much as some predicted as the popularity of online streaming continues to rise, new figures suggest.