A new life for historic theatres

Brighton Hippodrome during redevelopment
24 May 2016

Rebecca Morland shares step-by-step advice for groups looking to save historic theatre buildings from decay, demolition or closure.

Battersea Arts Centre cleared for post-fire reconstruction

Photo of fire damaged Battersea Arts Centre
13 May 2016

A £1m fundraising campaign and two years of support from insurers will allow the Centre to begin reconstruction on the Grand Hall after it was damaged by fire last year.

London Regeneration Fund supports new creative spaces

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22 Jan 2016

Arts organisations are among those to receive a share of a new £20m fund, which is tackling a shortage of affordable creative workspaces in the capital.

Cities recognise benefits of culture, report finds

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26 Nov 2015

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.

Creating new images for peace

Photo of the Yardmen
03 Nov 2015

Murals were used to divide communities during the Troubles, now art is helping to build peace in Northern Ireland, says Roisin McDonough.

Work closely with the arts, London Mayor tells developers

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29 Oct 2015

A new guide aims to help councils, developers and planners integrate culture into the capital’s developments.

Council to address Dundee V&A cost over-run

Museum projections
10 Sep 2015

Dundee City Council has endorsed independent recommendations for addressing delays and escalating costs in its flagship Waterfront regeneration project.

Cohesion or conflict

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19 Feb 2015

Frances Williams says it’s time to drop the false optimism surrounding arts projects in areas of social deprivation and take a more critical view. 

Regeneration focus for new funding

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19 Dec 2014

Arts projects will be integral to a series of initiatives involving local communities and aiming to improve quality of life in Wales.

A slow but sure strategy

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01 Dec 2014

Sue Ball explains why she believes that ‘slow architecture’ is the most effective way to create a sustainable future for depressed industrial sites.

The art of regeneration

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12 Nov 2014

Regeneration is about regional partnerships striking the right balance between artistic excellence and community engagement, believes Nick Ewbank.

Busy buildings

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12 Nov 2014

Barry Pritchard says that new arts buildings must be inclusive, exciting and adaptable if they are to widen engagement and genuinely regenerate a town or city centre.

A brave new town

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10 Nov 2014

Made in Corby, a consortium of community groups and venues, is making radical and brave efforts to engage communities in the arts, says Simon Mutsaars.

Ingredients for change

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10 Nov 2014

Stoke-on-Trent has used big outdoor arts events as a main ingredient in its recipe for change. Karl Greenwood explains how.

Happiness or art?

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30 Jun 2014

The Cultural Value Project examines the value of the arts and culture rather than just its outcomes – and its negative effects. Patrycja Kaszynska introduces the project.

From docks to landmark destination

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12 Mar 2014

Cultural investment in Salford’s regeneration may have created The Lowry, but its impact comes from a distinctive, entrepreneurial financial model, says Julia Fawcett.

Much more than a name change

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03 Feb 2014

With its new name and status as an independent charity, Peckham Platform is a very different organisation, according to Emily Druiff.

How the other Stratford lives

Image of University Square Stratford
23 Jan 2014

Liz Pearson is certain that partnerships between educational and public cultural bodies are maintaining the momentum behind Stratford’s cultural regeneration.

Tight times

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09 Sep 2013

Arts Development UK’s latest survey on arts spending in local authorities in England and Wales reveals a "dramatic and changing picture". Pete Bryan and Judy Hughes set out their findings.

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