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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.
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.
Stoke-on-Trent has used big outdoor arts events as a main ingredient in its recipe for change. Karl Greenwood explains how.
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.
Cultural investment in Salford’s regeneration may have created The Lowry, but its impact comes from a distinctive, entrepreneurial financial model, says Julia Fawcett.
With its new name and status as an independent charity, Peckham Platform is a very different organisation, according to Emily Druiff.
Liz Pearson is certain that partnerships between educational and public cultural bodies are maintaining the momentum behind Stratford’s cultural regeneration.
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.
Alastair Fairley reveals how a community of artists and a hard-nosed drive for publicity put Hastings firmly on the cultural map
Gavin Barlow discusses cultural regeneration, the social divide and how the Albany is helping Deptford to avoid becoming ‘so-hip-it-hurts’
Richard Nutter explains how a consortium of Liverpool’s major cultural organisations has developed a comprehensive strategic approach that places the arts and culture at the heart of the city’s social agendas
Helga Henry explains how a sensitive approach achieved great results for the Place, Space and Identity project
Gavin Barlow explains why forming partnerships and sharing expertise is key to community regeneration
Ian Hunter on a new role for the arts in promoting rural regeneration, environmental sustainability and the creative rural economy
Public art is all too often derided and overlooked by a sneering national press, but it’s time we appreciated the breadth of experience on offer says Claire Doherty
How can local authorities develop cultural leadership? Kathleen O’Neill explains how matrix management transformed Scotland’s smallest region