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Spending time in the great outdoors is proven to boost wellbeing, but how can the arts encourage people to do it? Nicky Goulder describes one project that is doing just that.
The local rugby league club proved to be the secret to getting a town with low arts engagement interested in a cultural programme, explains Patrick Fox.
ACE’s “new approach” to funding will see £1.5m fed into Luton from 2016 – 2019 to develop its arts and cultural provision.
It’s not easy to find an audience for contemporary devised theatre in an area with low arts engagement, but Nancy Barrett did it. She tells us how.
How do you come to manage a community arts programme? Made in Corby’s Helen Willmott takes us through the steps of her career.
An interim evaluation of the programme finds progress despite challenges and points to the need for new thinking on arts infrastructure in areas of low arts engagement.
Murals were used to divide communities during the Troubles, now art is helping to build peace in Northern Ireland, says Roisin McDonough.
Local arts projects working in areas of England with low levels of cultural participation will be looking to partnership funding to support their ambitions as Arts Council England cuts funding.
When Jim Mulligan joined Spare Tyre's workshops for older people, little did he know that he would go on to write four plays for the company and become a trustee.
Susan Jones explains how innovative arts housing can enable older people to express themselves creatively late into life.
Daycare centres may not be grand venues, but that doesn’t mean art events staged in them should not be ambitious, says Paul Clark.
Working with partner universities in Barcelona and Warsaw proved to Janet Hetherington that practical training is key to a rich, collaborative learning environment.
How can a council support the arts when its budget has been cut completely? Charlotte Fergusson shares the inspiring story of Westminster City Council.
When it comes to art and culture in Barking and Dagenham, local people call the shots. Miriam Nelken and Helen Ball share the story of the 100 Cultural Connectors.
The 2008 crash shook Ali Pretty’s outdoor arts company hard. But after a bold decision to split the organisation in two, it’s now doing better than ever.
What would our public services look like if we used wellbeing evidence to inform policy-making? There would surely be more room for arts and culture, says Jessica Harris.
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 public art programme at Southmead Hospital in Bristol has breathed soul into the hospital building and created a sense of community, says Gillian Taylor.
Fifteen members of the public invited to take part in the rehearsal of a playlet will be actively involved in the direction, choreography and lighting. Emma Smith discusses what she hopes it will achieve.