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Bec Fearon, Head of Engagement at the Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, reveals the people who have inspired her most throughout her career.
The Cultural Value Project examines the value of the arts and culture rather than just its outcomes – and its negative effects. Patrycja Kaszynska introduces the project.
James Allenby describes how a few innovations made the Big Dance Pledge, the international mass participation dance event, bigger than ever.
UK membership of the European Union gives cultural organisations access to a wide variety of funds and initiatives. Why are we not bothered? asks Julie Ward.
New evidence of the social benefits of engagement in culture boosts the economic case for the arts.
Why are we not critically engaging with learning disability arts? Bella Todd reports on the recent Creative Minds conference.
ACW reports highest recorded levels of arts engagement among young people, although participation among adults shows some signs of decline.
The Welsh Government is preparing to harness the arts, culture and heritage in its battle against poverty and social exclusion.
Liz Hill concludes that Arts Council England’s ‘This England’ report is based on a carefully constructed analysis designed to disguise a London-centric funding strategy and preserve the status quo.
A new government-backed craft apprenticeship initiative could help reverse falling participation in craft-related design and technology.
Rich Hadley believes that cultural organisations must lose their "remote, elitist, rarified, out of touch and unyielding" image.
Liz Pearson is certain that partnerships between educational and public cultural bodies are maintaining the momentum behind Stratford’s cultural regeneration.
Richard Clark explains how Bridge organisations are enriching children and young people’s experience of the arts.
What can be done to create better links between a touring company and the communities where it tours? Catherine Love offers some suggestions.
Northern Europeans have the highest levels of cultural engagement but overall levels of participation and engagement have fallen since 2007.
The Bloomsbury Festival in a Box outreach scheme is tackling cultural exclusion, reports Cathy Mager.
Schools are playing a critical role in levelling access to the arts in London, but those in outer London are still missing out, according to new research.
A survey in Scotland has found that people who engage in culture are more likely to report good health and life satisfaction than those who do not.
An educational spending toolkit says creative activities are beneficial but the positive impact on academic learning is low.
Leila Jancovich says let’s not pretend ‘we’re all in it together’