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Lorna Lee reveals how William Morris Gallery boosted its visitor numbers from 17,000 to 110,000 by engaging local people.
As new figures reveal more details of arts attendance patterns in England, the DCMS has placed the future of its ‘Taking Part’ survey under review.
The latest figures from the Scottish Household Survey reveal that non-classical music has overtaken theatre as Scotland’s favourite cultural activity.
With more and more arts organisations forming consortiums, Trevelyan Wright shares his tips on how to be a strong lead or a supportive partner.
Arts engagement has not increased in England since 2005/06, although there have been pockets of growth amongst those in rural areas, older people and those with a disability.
Is it worth explaining conceptual contemporary art to ‘old age’ pensioners? Anna Goulding’s research suggests it might be.
Outstanding projects in communication, engagement, and learning and participation have been highlighted at the prestigious annual awards.
In true Bertrand Russell style, Chrissie Tiller suggests that we turn the burden of proof on its head – and prove that the arts and culture are of no value to anyone.
What would happen if participation in the arts is extended to participation in its artistic decision-making, asks Leila Jancovich.
Recent research looked into the value young people in a deprived area of London place on education and participation in the arts. Catherine McNamara discusses the findings.
ACE will review how it is meeting the needs of rural communities following a report that paints a largely positive picture of arts engagement in rural England.
Frances Williams says it’s time to drop the false optimism surrounding arts projects in areas of social deprivation and take a more critical view.
A Disability Action Plan for the arts in Northern Ireland hopes to raise the numbers of disabled people attending, participating and working in the arts.
Pete James and Nicola Shipley discuss how taking exhibitions into public spaces has allowed photography hub Grain to meet new audiences.
Bev Adams accuses funding assessors of ‘project snobbery’ and favouring venue-based organisations over artists working in the community.
Almost three-quarters of adults in Scotland attended a cultural event or place in the last year, but a quarter feel “culture and the arts are not really for people like me”.
Deborah Bull explains what the cultural enquiry into arts policy and young people learnt by looking back over the last 60 years.
Definitions of arts and culture may need to be reconsidered if youth engagement is to be properly understood, suggests report.
Arts participation continues to grow in Northern Ireland, though attendance has fallen and engagement is declining among disabled people and those living in deprived areas.
Festival-going is on the increase, though cinema and reading for pleasure are still the most popular forms of cultural engagement.