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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.
New research finds that galleries play an important part in their own communities, as well as playing a significant role in the local economy.
Ali Hossaini believes that arts venues need to prepare for ‘digital placemaking’ by extending their use of in-house WiFi.
Helen Marriage reports on her first six months at Harvard on a Loeb Fellowship and explains the practice of ‘placemaking’, something she would love to see over here.
By working with artists and arts organisations, developers can gain the support of both local communities and planners. Alex Homfray explains how
Cara Courage explores the role of culture in creating a sense of place