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How has Northern Ireland’s cultural sector responded to equality and community relations since the Good Friday Agreement? Nicole McNeilly finds out.
Young people in the north east of England have developed a good practice guide for collaboration between them and the arts, writes Anna Spencer.
Walk the Plank seeks to bring out the best in both people and places, as demonstrated by its recent show in Derry-Londonderry. Liz Pugh explains how.
The Bloomsbury Festival in a Box outreach scheme is tackling cultural exclusion, reports Cathy Mager.
Group singing brings many benefits to people living in areas of disadvantage, according to a new report by Evan Dawson and Kathryn Deane.
The government’s new primary sports funding will increase dance provision in primary schools. Sally Fort urges dance practitioners and companies to get involved.
The Old Vic’s community theatre projects may be uneconomic and time-consuming, but Steve Winter and Alexander Ferris believe they make a valuable contribution to the theatre’s output.
Steve Mannix and Sean Egan advise arts organisations to watch out for the many council-owned buildings that will be coming on to the market to buy or rent.
Sarah Stannage asks whether we can be confident that individuals and communities will step forward to support the development of local creative economies.
Jenny Richards suggests that the work of Art vs. Rehab, and in particular its Critical Spaces project, gives practitioners the much needed opportunity for reflection and critical thinking.
Veronica Franklin Gould of Arts 4 Dementia discusses how partnership projects are benefiting people with dementia by reviving their creative skills and developing new ones.
‘Ageing artfully’ has introduced vulnerable older people to BollyWalking. Christina Christou and John Pinder of Akademi explain all.
Paul Cann believes that the longstanding exclusion of older people from the arts will be changing thanks to a new online initiative which promotes everything from projects to resources to jobs.
Community events will be made exempt from licensing restrictions under the new plans.
The Mayor’s Education Inquiry arrived last month, following extensive consultation with stakeholders across London. But what does it mean for music education and the wider community arts sector? Lawrence Becko makes some suggestions.
Ambitious projects can still be financed through the unlikely source of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Alastair Fairley explains.