Writing in a hidden world

Image of writers in a workshop
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

Image of Robots and Avatars
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

Image of Menage a Trois
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.

Acquiring Latin American art

Image of Gaston Ugalde work
17 Jun 2013

In a relatively buoyant global art scene, Mauro Herlitzka looks at the increasing interest in Latin American art, aided by an acquisition programme for UK galleries.

Collaboration à la Française

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16 May 2013

Charlotte Gregory describes how a cross-border, Interreg-funded exchange has shared the French passion for contemporary circus.

Freedom writers

Image of book stalls at literary festival
11 Apr 2013

Cila Warncke discusses the role of literature in promoting democracy and social change in a country like Myanmar.

Art in the desert

A storyteller with the children of an orphanage
07 Mar 2013

Lisa Ball-Lechgar describes how Abu Dhabi has placed culture as a vital element in its ongoing development and growth.

Letter from America

Theater Gates’ Dorchester Projects in Chicago
06 Feb 2013

Helen Marriage reports on her first six months at Harvard on a Loeb Fellowship and explains the practice of ‘placemaking’, something she would love to see over here.

Successful cities

Photo of dancers leaping in front of Big Ben
20 Nov 2012

The World Cities Culture Report reveals how culture is as important as finance and trade to the success of a city. Munira Mirza explains why.

Bienvenue la danse!

Photo of Batsheva Ensemble dancing
12 Nov 2012

Why do we see the world’s finest contemporary dance companies in our theatres across the UK? Because Dance Consortium has made it possible and viable, says Heather Knight.

A new image for Africa

16 Oct 2012

Five years ago, the Arterial Network, a pan-African arts network, was set up to address poor government policies, the marginalisation of artists and a lack of funding facing the African Cultural sector. Nancy Onyango reports on the advances it has already made.

Intercultural connections

Picture of a self portrait created by one of the participants
24 Aug 2012

The impact of participatory art on the experience of new migrants and their interaction with a new cultural environment is now the subject of a European research project. Nancy Hogg explains.

Cultural economy

11 Jun 2012

Yvette Vaughan Jones looks towards a Creative Europe 2014 – and beyond

Open doors

21 May 2012

Across the UK and US the prison arts community is forming a transatlantic network. Becky Mer examines the ins and outs

Illuminating conversations

09 Apr 2012

Nicky Webb describes the birth, development and culmination of a European collaboration that has led to dialogue and exchange between artists, curators, programmers and producers

Inspired by Ireland

27 Feb 2012

Anna Franks celebrates the art of an ‘invisible’ white minority


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