Taking back control

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20 Jan 2016

After moving to a new box office system, an Atlanta theatre secured nearly three times more in donations in the last half of 2015 than its 2014 total. Libby Penn shares the story.

Final White Paper discussion begins

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13 Jan 2016

The online public discussion set to inform the White Paper on culture has reached its fourth and final stage, focusing on the reach of UK culture internationally.

A catalyst for change

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06 Jan 2016

There are parts of the world where disabled people face much greater challenges than here in the UK. How can a dance company help? Pedro Machado shares his experiences of taking Candoco and its mission overseas.

Success home and away

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10 Dec 2015

David Curtis reveals how the Orchestra of the Swan has secured funding from trusts based as far afield as New York.

Pay artists fairly to unlock potential of creative industries, report says

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04 Dec 2015

An international study says the ‘moral and economic rights’ of artists must be protected if they are to sustain their creative activity and fuel the economy.

A smart future for Singapore

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19 Nov 2015

In 2013 Drew Hemment got the call – the Singapore government wanted his help staging an arts and technology festival. He explains what happened next.

Nurturing creative talent

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28 Oct 2015

Supporting talent and nurturing creativity is vital in a sector that relies on a multi-faceted set of skills, says Graham Sheffield.

Reimagining education

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19 Oct 2015

England has some of the unhappiest schoolchildren in the world. But Paul Collard believes bringing artists into the classroom may help change that. 

The soul of the city

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15 Oct 2015

Munira Mirza on the power of art to change people’s perceptions of a city – and make them into more ‘human’ places.

Seeking shared spaces

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28 Sep 2015

Jessica Bowles took students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to curate the Prague Quadrennial's SpaceLab - and found their theatrical assumptions happily challenged.

Active ageing

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02 Jul 2015

What better place to learn about using the arts to help older people and those with dementia than in Japan, where a quarter of people are over 65. Nick Ponsillo reports on his recent trip.

A land of new possibilities

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25 Jun 2015

With a culture hungry population and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India is ripe for cross-cultural collaboration, says Harpreet Kaur.

From Manchester to Wuhan

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04 Jun 2015

Debra King and Sarah Perks share their experiences of delivering a multi-artform project as part of the sister-cities celebrations between Wuhan in China and Manchester.

Global ground breaking

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07 May 2015

Taking female actors to Saudi Arabia to perform with young Saudi women is just one of the National Youth Theatre’s ground-breaking activities, says Paul Roseby.

Art in new markets

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23 Apr 2015

Fred Weijgertse explores the global art market’s record year and points to the growth in exhibitions, galleries and collectors in China.

The arts in challenging places

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12 Jan 2015

Oussama Rifahi explains how the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture supports artists working in challenging situations with very limited resources.

Merry Jul, Vánoce or Natale!

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15 Dec 2014

Panto, ballet and nativity plays are standard Christmas fare in the UK, but what are they enjoying in other European countries? Alex Bryne has been finding out.

Learning from the French

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01 Dec 2014

Working with some of the best French contemporary circus companies has raised the bar for our own version of the artform, says Gavin Stride in conversation with Catherine Love.

On the road (sometimes with a JCB)

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17 Nov 2014

International touring has given Motionhouse greater confidence and is a crucial element in the company's plans for the future. Louise Richards explains why she plans ahead - and is ready for surprises.

Breathing with art again

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13 Oct 2014

Tatiana Rais tells how she has brought back to life an abandoned theatre in the centre of Bogotá.

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