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Arts partnerships with tourism destinations will encourage public and private sector support for “world-class cultural and tourism products”.
Current title holders Hull are encouraging other cities to bid in order to reap the benefits, including increased local pride, confidence and self-belief.
The new venue will be run by Manchester International Festival, which could see its NPO funding swell from £730k to £9.7m annually.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has dispelled fears she was planning on pulling Britain out of the competition because of Brexit.
The programme is growing local confidence and wellbeing, but needs time to demonstrate lasting benefit, a report says.
As the funding landscape shifted, universities emerged as an ideal partner for creative producers Threshold Studios. Uzma Johal and Barry Hale reveal how they have been collaborating with the University of Lincoln.
Two Local Enterprise Partnerships have announced plans to work with Arts Council England to make the most of their regions’ creative assets, boost jobs and drive growth.
Coventry’s two universities are a crucial component of its bid for UK City of Culture 2021. Geoff Willcocks explains how they are working with the cultural sector.
DJ and writer Amy Lamé will take on the role in London, following similar appointments in Amsterdam and San Francisco.
The Creative People and Places scheme should prompt new thinking about the role of communities in delivering arts programmes in areas of least engagement, according to a new study.
£15m will be awarded to 12 pilot places in England with schemes for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the pipeline.
A large-scale study has found that the growth of the festivals is benefiting the tourism and hospitality sectors.
The Northern Powerhouse plans may be turning Manchester into a cultural tour de force, but it will be a force that benefits the whole sector, argues Dave Moutrey.
Arts Council England has announced the final award to be made through its £1.5m Luton Investment Programme.
Competing UK cities will continue with their bids, despite a lack of reassurance from organisers Creative Europe that the UK will remain a host country in 2023.
Monica Ferguson charts how Milton Keynes’ international arts festival has changed the way people view the new town.
A 100-metre high public artwork isn’t always the answer. Peter McCaughey reflects on why he took a more dispersed approach to an art strategy for a housing project in inner Glasgow.
Hastings is at long last celebrating its place in history with a festival of contemporary arts. Polly Gifford tells all.
Turning the city of Belfast into a gallery has captured residents’ imaginations and changed the way they view their home.
An In Harmony programme has embedded Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in its local community. Susanne Burns reveals how the orchestra helps shape Everton’s sense of place.