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Annually Funded Organisations are suffering “damage to long-term sustainability”, having slashed marketing budgets in the face of core funding cuts of almost 40% over three years.
Labour politicians are increasingly positive about the Arts Council’s work, while sentiment among Conservatives has moved in the opposite direction.
What is it like to be an artist working in the East Midlands? Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham and Paula Serafini spent two years looking beneath the surface.
Barriers to collaboration between universities and black and minority ethnic community organisations could be removed says Katherine Dunleavy, whose research points to a positive way forward.
Interviews with arts sector stakeholders also reveal that Arts Council England is seen as overly bureaucratic, and the Grantium funding portal continues to complicate grant applications.
Claims by the Onward thinktank that young people should be steered away from “low value” degrees because they leave taxpayers to foot the bill for their studies are "simplistic", say university bosses.
Sharing information openly supports innovation and helps build resilience for the good of the whole sector, argues Cimeon Ellerton.
Over 70% of respondents working in music, the visual arts or museums/heritage come from households where the main income earner worked in a professional or senior managerial occupation.
The economic output from the cultural sector is now just under £30bn, having grown by 7.3% in one year.
When invited to carry out a creative evaluation of the first three years of Creative People and Places, Sarah Butler decided that the best approach was to have fun.
The first piece of research from the AHRC-backed Policy and Evidence Centre says that creative attributes are a better predictor of growth than other transferable skills.
James Doeser dissects the convictions underpinning Meyrick et al’s contempt for proliferating attempts to measure and quantify the value of the arts.
The institution will champion non-drug treatments and create a body of knowledge to support healthcare workers.
A new survey finds that 43% of women with caring responsibilities would increase their working hours if “adequate” childcare was available.
The arts are important because they matter to us, and any attempts to further justify them lead to an impoverished and less human life, says Carter Gillies.
More than nine in ten adults either attended a cultural event or place, or participated in a cultural activity in 2017.
Funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council will also support a new Policy and Evidence Centre, aiming to improve decision-making in the creative industries.
Arts organisations are under growing pressure to demonstrate social impact. Emma Taylor-Collins explains how they can gain robust, high quality evidence to measure their success.
By taking a robust approach to understanding the social class make-up of the workforce, the cultural sector can address entrenched inequalities. Dave O’Brien suggests a way forward.
“The largest set of aggregated data on cultural engagement anywhere in the world” is being made available for academic researchers.