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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.
What exactly is placemaking and how can it work in the UK? Torn between cynicism and hope, TC Peppercorn takes a closer look.
The invitation to bring a disused library in Southwark back to life as a pop-up space for artists and community groups came with many challenges as well as opportunities, Rebecca Manson Jones reveals.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey is supporting plans for a £19m Jacobean playhouse in Prescot which would form a “Shakespearean triangle” with Stratford and London.
When Torbay’s annual Agatha Christie Week was expanded into a major literature festival things took an unexpected turn. Anna Farthing investigates.
Local authorities envisage a shift away from direct provision of cultural services, but are preparing to lead by articulating a vision, brokering partnerships, and sourcing new funding.
Artists and arts professionals have upped their campaign for art to be central to placemaking by producing a new manifesto.
Munira Mirza on the power of art to change people’s perceptions of a city – and make them into more ‘human’ places.
Hull commits to creative apprenticeships ahead of its year as City of Culture 2017.