The arts in challenging places

Image of Alien Technology
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!

Photo of performers in 'Around the world in 80 days'
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.

A serious slice of cake

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17 Sep 2014

Applying for Creative Europe funding for a Cooperation Project requires real commitment and many hours devoted to completing the application form, warns Lorraine von Gehlen.

Experimental experiences

Image of solo show Blood
15 Sep 2014

Moving her artist management company to Berlin has allowed Natalie Richardson to work among like-minded experimental artists.

Compare and contrast

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29 Jul 2014

Having worked in children’s arts and health in a London hospital, Victoria Jones, now in Melbourne in Australia, compares the respective creative programmes.

A force for festivals

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23 Jun 2014

As one of the oldest cultural networks in Europe, the European Festivals Association’s mission has always been centred around artistic quality and long-term impact, says Kathrin Deventer.

Shouting in the street

Image of rehearsal with Simon Halsey
05 Jun 2014

A huge vocal work is premiered this weekend in Birmingham, followed by performances in Berlin and London. Stephen Newbould describes how it has come together.

A dream fund

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08 May 2014

Mark Hewitt couldn’t believe his luck when he received funding from the Artists’ International Development Fund to collaborate with a foreign musician of his choice.

International travel

caravan showcase
06 May 2014

Part of the Brighton Festival, 'caravan showcase' presents contemporary English theatre to international programmers. Catherine Love explains how English theatre companies can benefit from the showcase and other year-round activities.

On the wilder side of Europe

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03 Apr 2014

On an arts programme secondment with the British Council in Ukraine, Liz Pugh has been witness to the turbulent geopolitics of the past six months.

Writing in a hidden world

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19 Feb 2014

Lucas Stewart reports on the difficulties involved in ‘Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds’, a British Council project in Burma seeking to develop ethnic minority language literature.

New next door neighbours

Image of gallery in South Shields
30 Jan 2014

A new gallery for visiting international artists has recently opened in a terraced house in South Shields in the north east of England. Padma Rao tells the story.

A sister in Sydney

Image of Bankstown Arts Centre, Sydney
16 Jan 2014

Black theatre company Nitro has recently opened a sister company in Sydney, Australia. Felix Cross tells how it has all been possible.

European cooperation

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21 Nov 2013

Christoph Jankowski introduces Creative Europe, the new EU funding progamme for the cultural and creative sectors.

Bringing it all back home

Photo of dancers in rehearsal
14 Oct 2013

Chris Bannerman tells how he reluctantly became a key driver in a complex collaboration involving choreographers, dancers and academics from the UK, China and Taiwan.

Not out of Africa

Image of  Lillian Mbabazi leading a school workshop in Blackpool
23 Sep 2013

Working in partnership with a Ugandan arts organisation has been a fraught experience (an understatement) for Blackpool’s TramShed, but as Zac Hackett and Marge Ainsley report, they are not giving up.

Exporting the arts

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15 Jul 2013

Mark Fisher charts the global success of ‘Made in Scotland’, the programme which showcases dance and theatre companies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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