No immunity in Italy

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03 Nov 2016

UK-based artworks loaned overseas to museums or galleries are more at risk from seizure in Italy than they would be in other European countries. Giulia Cipollini calls for the situation to change.

On a mission to matter

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27 Oct 2016

How can arts organisations ensure they matter to their audiences and funders? Sara Lock has been learning from Nina Simon, author of The Art of Relevance.

Managing your cultural brand

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06 Oct 2016

An established brand has helped arts organisations increase engagement and fundraise. But how do you begin developing a brand? Kirsten Abildgaard offers her tips.

Dancing all over the world

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25 Aug 2016

Dance is perfectly suited to being toured internationally, says Anthony Missen. He explains how exporting has allowed Company Chameleon to grow and flourish. 

A springboard for change in Ukraine

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24 Aug 2016

An international collaboration is helping young people with disabilities in the Ukraine get involved in the performing arts and bringing communities together, writes Sylvia Harrison.

Music exam to focus on performance

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10 Aug 2016

A new internationally recognised qualification will assess practical performing skills.

Artists report benefits from international links

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29 Jul 2016

Artists based in London have been the main beneficiaries of a national scheme to help artists build overseas connections. 

New Advisory Council to help UK arts learn from overseas

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15 Jul 2016

The Creative Industries Federation’s International Advisory Council will share examples of best practice, policy and innovation from around the world.

Engagement starts with communication

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28 Jun 2016

To engage visitors, a museum must start by cultivating dialogue between its staff members, says Corinne Estrada. 

British Council plans to double UK’s international arts activity

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08 Jun 2016

A new five-year global arts strategy and £30m Cultural Protection Fund will help strengthen the UK’s cultural connections with the rest of the world.

Organisations struggle with exhibition hire fees

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06 May 2016

Support for non-national UK museums and galleries wanting to tour their exhibitions internationally has been published as part of a new research project led by the British Council.

Connecting with China

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25 Feb 2016

From a small festival born of community need, to an international agency for Chinese contemporary art, Zoe Dunbar tells the story of CFCCA.

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. 

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