Arts leaders and MPs urge rethink on European Capital of Culture

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01 Dec 2017

Following the European Commission’s move to block the UK from participating in European Capital of Culture 2023, arts professionals and MPs have warned cultural ties must not be severed post-Brexit.

“Gutted”: heartbreak as UK blocked from European Capital of Culture

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23 Nov 2017

The European Commission has said Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union means participation in the 2023 title “will not be possible”.

Education networks unite to extend cross-cultural collaboration

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20 Nov 2017

A new manifesto is billed as the first-ever international commitment to arts management and cultural policy education.

New ventures in Venice

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31 Oct 2017

Many arts graduates are struggling to find employment, but a British Council scheme is helping some to bridge the gap between education and work by spending a month at the Venice Biennale. Laura Broderick and Emma Dexter explain how it works. 

How to strengthen and maintain networks

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12 Oct 2017

What does a cultural network have to do – and be – to become strong, sustainable and effective? Four cultural professionals weigh in.

Theresa May wants UK to remain in European cultural programmes

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25 Sep 2017

The Creative Industries Federation welcomed the Prime Minister’s comments, but said it was time to “turn this rhetoric into reality”.

Edinburgh tops the rankings of EU cultural cities

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22 Sep 2017

UK cities excel on openness, tolerance and trust, but none make the top five for employment in culture, arts and entertainment, according to research by the European Commission.

Arts campaign bodies fight for free movement for creatives

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14 Jul 2017

A joint campaign by a-n and the Incorporated Society of Musicians is lobbying for continued freedom of movement post-Brexit for anyone working in the creative industries.

Culture leaders across Europe warn against ‘hard Brexit’

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04 Jul 2017

Artist Mark Wallinger and musician Julian Lloyd Webber are among those backing a Pan-European set of recommendations for Brexit negotiators in the UK and Europe.

UK grows share of ‘increasingly important’ Creative Europe funding following Brexit vote

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26 Jun 2017

35 creative, cultural and heritage organisations from across the UK have been awarded a combined €3.2m in funding.

EU nationals essential to creative industries, survey finds

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08 Jun 2017

Research by the Creative Industries Federation suggests almost 75% of creative organisations think restricting immigration would hurt business.

A success story for dance

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01 Jun 2017

A European Union-funded dance project won ‘success story’ status from a panel of experts for its impact, creative approach and the inspiration it gave others. Carole Blade tells the story.

From small beginnings

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18 May 2017

What could two independent music practitioners achieve by starting international conversations about music-making with children with special needs? Tom Northey tells the story.

Arts education key to audience development, report concludes

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05 May 2017

A research project into audience development practices across Europe has issued a set of recommendations and guides for cultural organisations.

Dance manifesto highlights education and Brexit

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03 May 2017

Election candidates are being asked to recognise and campaign to mitigate the strains facing the dance sector.

European project to champion women musicians

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28 Apr 2017

A drive to boost the recognition of women’s artistic and economic value is at the heart of an initiative that will help female artists showcase their work and collaborate at music industry festivals.

Simpler subscriptions

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13 Apr 2017

Interest in a Swedish theatre’s subscription scheme was plummeting until it reworked it to reward frequent and early bookings. Jenny Bång outlines the changes it made.

New network aims to connect every theatre in Europe

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31 Mar 2017

The EU-backed Theatron project is hoping to have its funding extended to launch a new network to continue connecting theatre professionals across Europe.

Introducing AP Europe

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29 Mar 2017

As the UK triggers Article 50 to start the process of leaving the European Union, AP embarks on the process of extending its coverage to embrace readers and contributors from across the whole of Europe. Liz Hill issues a call to action.

Beware the corporate sponsors

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14 Mar 2017

Can corporate sponsorship have a negative effect on a cultural organisation’s artistic value? Yuliya Shymko and Thomas Roulet share what they have learned studying the Russian theatre sector.

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