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Amanda Parker asks whether the arts can really save our high streets.
Heritage can grow the UK's post-Covid economy - but only if it starts "telling the stories of more diverse parts of Britain".
The newly-launched inquiry into diversity in the capital's public realm will be guided by Black cultural groups and Arts Council England.
Efforts by Manchester and the West Midlands to secure extra money highlight fears that rescue funding will be directed towards London.
Partners say the new date means the cultural showcase “can be reimagined in response to challenges facing the country”.
Investment in soft power assets can deliver huge financial returns – and could be the catalyst for redressing regional economic and cultural imbalances. Ian Wray shares the evidence and suggests how.
Community productions across England are transforming attitudes to theatre among audiences with little experience of the artform, finds Jonathan Knott.
Advocates hope the funder’s upcoming delivery plan will address concerns its strategy does not support communities’ involvement in decision making.
The Great Place Scheme demonstrates how projects flourish when official bodies allow them freedom from pre-determined outcomes, says Jill Cole.
We need bold new cultural infrastructures to tackle entrenched inequality in the arts, says Amahra Spence. Can a new project combine business nous with social justice?
Regeneration is all very well – but it is only through celebrating its authentic working class culture that the city can discover a beating heart and soul, says Lisa Meyer.
The coveted year-long cultural festival is “finally coming to south east London” in 2021 and to Croydon in 2023.
Two of seven cities that expressed interest in the title for 2025 have decided not to bid, and a third is reconsidering its stance. Is it a big city’s game?
ACE is right to focus on libraries in its new strategy, says Hassan Vawda – but it must put communities at the heart of its plans to revive them.
The town is divided over plans for a joint arts centre and council headquarters as the bill rises to £53.7m. But without it, campaigners say local arts organisations could “cease to exist”.
Toma McCullim, artist in residence in Skibbereen’s Ludgate Hub, describes a project reconnecting diaspora and reinventing tradition through innovative storytelling.
Arts Council England has confirmed a small cash injection for each of its portfolio organisations in 2020.
An evaluation says the programme brought “profound but somewhat fragile” changes to Hull’s economy, community and cultural sector.
Historic England envisages the community-led scheme will become a “catalyst for wider regeneration” in a similar way to Creative People and Places.
The tourism sector talks of aviation and inbound tourism as a way forward for rural areas, but could the cultural sector offer a route that is more in tune with the challenges of our time? Fiona Wotton examines the issues.