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Wellbeing and the economy are among the key themes of the strategy, with the final version due to be published later this year.
The City of Dreams strategy aims to engage 165,000 under-25s in the arts every year for the next 10 years, and hopes to address poverty and mental health challenges.
Has Arts Council England got cultural democracy wrong? Steven Hadley and Eleonora Belfiore argue for a more thorough questioning of existing hierarchies.
Proposals by the gallery’s original architect, David Chipperfield, would see the creation of a 100-room building on the seafront next to the gallery.
Michelle Walker said she welcomed ongoing dialogue with residents as she takes on responsibility for culture in a project that will see the creation of 20,000 new homes.
Former Watershed Chief Executive Dick Penny stressed he is “more excited than ever” about working in Bristol as he leaves his role of 20 years and heads a new Watershed venture aimed at creating growth in the city.
A new report recommends a framework for good governance that includes partnership working and effective leadership.
The strategy, being developed in the wake of the city’s failed City of Culture bid, will renew a commitment to the arts, including a greater emphasis on social prescribing.
A new Civil Society Strategy accepts that “Government alone cannot solve the complex challenges facing society”.
Three outer city venues around Leeds were found to have generated committed core audiences in areas perceived as barren.
In an evidence session examining the success of Hull 2017, the DCMS Committee has heard differing views on how the City of Culture scheme should evolve.
Two new reports say that the festivals also generate international recognition for Scotland’s arts scene and provide new opportunities for Scottish creatives.
Arts and museum attendance are higher predictors of Remain voting than arts participation and library usage, both of which are less associated with voting to stay in the European Union.
Losing NPO funding was devastating for Dance Manchester, but it has liberated the company to pursue its own path driving placemaking through outdoor work, says Deb Ashby.
Alison Fordham explains how IF: Milton Keynes International Festival’s programme of outdoor events is a key audience development and placemaking tool for the town.
Outdoor events have been key to attracting tourists to Kent’s coastal towns and driving culture-led regeneration, says Sarah Dance.
The national funder wants to develop a culture of enterprise and increase the use of loan finance in the sector.
The Director of HOME hopes to make Manchester a ‘sticky city’ and to collaborate with Mayor Andy Burnham on integrating culture into healthcare, housing and transport agendas.
Arts organisations in the North will be able to apply for up to £150k in a mixture of grant and loan funding for projects that deliver positive social impact.
Bhathena, who joins from the Greater London Authority, has pledged to reach all communities across Coventry, not just regular arts attenders.