Visual arts organisation ‘throws in the towel’ after 40 years

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22 May 2018

Exeter’s Spacex has marked its demise by publishing a satirical conversation around the imbalance of power between those in- and outside ACE’s regularly funded network.

Live popular music royalty rate to increase

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18 May 2018

More than 2,500 PRS licence holders, including some theatres and concert venues, will be affected by the changes, which come into effect next month.

New attitudes to music-making

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17 May 2018

Has music become too pigeon-holed into distinct genres? Tony Haynes asks how we can truly promote cultural diversity when the opportunities for creativity are so restricted.

A continuous talent stream

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03 May 2018

At the very heart of Jasmin Vardimon Company is a dedication to education and nurturing talent. Lauren Baldock explains who benefits and how.

How to… produce circus shows

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18 Apr 2018

As circus becomes ever more daring and dangerous, Molly Nicholson reveals the challenges of producing it.

Arts Council criticised for prioritising opera in music funding

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13 Apr 2018

UK Music has accused England’s arts funder of being “too posh for pop” and called for an urgent review of the allocation of national portfolio funds.

Preparing the participatory arts workforce

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12 Apr 2018

Artists need special skills to deliver projects in community settings, including care homes and schools. Evan Dawson explains how Live Music Now supports musicians.

New Arts Council England fund for individual creatives

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14 Mar 2018

Artists, producers and curators must have at least three years’ experience to apply to the new fund, but will not have to secure match funding or deliver public engagement outcomes.

Flexible support for filmmakers

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12 Feb 2018

Artists deserve support to conduct research and development as much as any other valued professional. Lauren Healey explains how a scheme for emerging filmmakers is having a lasting impact.

Current music education system a ‘disaster’ for post-Brexit UK

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09 Feb 2018

Music and dance leaders have implored a Lords select committee to support the introduction of a special arrangement within the visa system for performers.

Collapse in local authority funding spells end for advocacy body

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02 Feb 2018

Arts Development UK will wind down in April after attempts to increase membership were unsuccessful, but services may be taken up by other bodies.

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.

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