Revealing hidden depths

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31 Jan 2018

Arts organisations have worked quietly behind prison walls for decades, but recent government endorsement and high-profile partnerships are helping them gain some recognition, says Dora Dixon.

European politicians to intern at cultural institutions

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26 Jan 2018

British MEP Julie Ward will be the first participant in a scheme that will see politicians help organise exhibitions and sell tickets.

I may be lying down but I'm not lazy

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25 Jan 2018

Raquel Meseguer triggered a security alert when she lay on the floor at the Southbank Centre. She shares the work she has been doing ever since to help arts venues become more welcoming to those with chronic pain.

New and inclusive music

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25 Jan 2018

Frank Lyons explains how a combined academic and artistic approach has been key to the success of a new ensemble featuring disabled and non-disabled musicians.

Transforming young lives

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18 Jan 2018

A commitment to empowering young people has led Battersea Arts Centre and Manchester’s Contact theatre to get involved in board game design, bicycle maintenance and community fishing. Liz Moreton and Suzie Henderson tell the story.

Where are the next Stormzys and Adeles?

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11 Jan 2018

Urban music is an economic success story, but music education is not serving the young creators of this work, many of whom come from diverse and working-class backgrounds, warns Pamela McCormick.

A more creative role for producers

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04 Jan 2018

Once a curator, now a producer, Mary Paterson calls for the artist-producer relationship to be re-imagined as something more creative – and less about social media.

How to… run arts projects in prisons

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14 Dec 2017

Working in prisons is some of the most challenging but rewarding work Dan Boyden does. He offers advice for artists and arts practitioners on getting started.

Try before you buy

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04 Dec 2017

A skills gap means that works using technology are still rare in arts centres and galleries. Artists need more opportunities for hands-on experience, says Andrew Knutt.

New £1.5m fund to support emerging visual artists in UK regions

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01 Dec 2017

Four arts organisation, one in each of the UK’s nations, will win a slice of the Freelands Foundation funding to select and support 80 artists over the next five years.

Arts Council joins forces with London authorities to promote culture in the capital

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13 Oct 2017

The shared commitment to extending access to arts and culture comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan begins a review into the supply of artist workspace.

Could £10,000 get your creative idea off the ground?

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21 Sep 2017

Two young creatives are now running their own businesses thanks to a Creative Enterprise award. Nicole Lovett introduces them.

An artist in residence for every ward in Glasgow

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15 Sep 2017

At a Culture Summit this week, Councillor David McDonald outlined how the city’s new government would deliver the SNP’s manifesto commitments around arts and culture. 

Making money on the fringes

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05 Sep 2017

Some fringe festival productions win international touring contracts, but far too many lose out financially. Jessica Cheetham discusses a model that is offering affordable opportunities for artists. 

Survey exposes “systemic issues” facing theatre directors in Wales

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04 Aug 2017

Just 12% of respondents to a survey by SDUK had directed on a main stage in the country.

Arts Council unveils ‘significant’ fund for artists working internationally

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14 Jul 2017

The Creative Practitioners Fund will be used to support research and development, and will be open to people working in the wider creative industries across England.

Artist network to ‘change career prospects’ for artists

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14 Jul 2017

Ensuring policy makers and commissioners value artists and art equally is at the heart of a-n’s new five-year strategy.

Inclusive instruments

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06 Jul 2017

For some children with physical disabilities, access to music making is barred by a lack of well-designed adapted musical instruments. Rachel Wolffsohn explains what a new charity is doing to change that. 

Making time for future you

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28 Jun 2017

Making it to the top in the arts world requires confidence and clarity in your goals. If you’re lacking either, coaching sessions may help, writes Steph Vidal-Hall.

EXCLUSIVE: Artist squares up to Regulator over "manifestly unreasonable" fundraising investigation

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28 Jun 2017

The Fundraising Regulator has backed charity Bow Arts Trust’s claims that the £90 a month 'donations’ it took from a tenant on a live-in artist studio scheme were made voluntarily, despite concluding there was no supporting documentary evidence and accepting that the payments formed part of the monthly rent.

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