Spreading like bushfire

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27 Feb 2017

Damning research has woken Australia up to the situation for indigenous artists in the country. It’s time for their voices to be heard, says Jacob Boehme

A career path for creative facilitators

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23 Feb 2017

The work that artists do in education, health and social care settings has long been undervalued, but Nick Ponsillo is hopeful that changes are on their way.

Power shift

Dawn Walton and Shamser Sinha in rehearsals
21 Feb 2017

A new diversity programme will shift power and resources to where they can be most effective. Dawn Walton explains the thinking behind Eclipse Theatre’s new artist development initiative.

Dance sector adopts data-driven approach to dancers’ health

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17 Feb 2017

The Royal Ballet has committed to sharing its expertise in caring for dancers by partnering with the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science.

A winning formula

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09 Feb 2017

The Orchestra of the Swan has found a formula for boldly commissioning new works that pleases both composers and audiences. David Curtis explains his approach.

The railway artists

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19 Jan 2017

Revitalising derelict railway buildings could provide a solution to the shortage of studio and creative workspace in the East of England, explains Natalie Pace.

Opportunities for open-ended learning

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15 Dec 2016

Known for its alternative learning programmes, this year Wysing Arts explored the term ‘polytechnic’ by re-visiting the experimental art practices of the 1970s. Donna Lynas reports on the results.

Dancing in Derby

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17 Nov 2016

Working in a professional dance house helps dance students in Derby prepare for life after university, writes Clare Limb.

More than cosmetic changes

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17 Nov 2016

The multi-million pound reboot of the Lighthouse in Poole is only the beginning of its journey towards an inclusive participatory future, says Stephen Wrentmore.

Connecting with industry

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17 Nov 2016

A consortium of Scotland’s universities and art schools place researchers within arts and cultural organisations. Anna Scott discusses the benefits to all involved.

How to… unblock your career path

Roadblock
15 Nov 2016

How you ever asked yourself, “why am I frustrated and stuck in my career”? Performance coach Sally Arnold has some top tips to get things back on track.

Breathing the same air

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10 Nov 2016

The University of Bradford may be a technology university with no arts department, but it still saw the need for a theatre on its campus. Javaad Alipoor explains why. 

Mayor backs plans for financing affordable creative workspaces

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26 Oct 2016

A Creative Land Trust will speed up financing to help artists’ studio providers compete in the London property market.

New vision for visual arts in the North East

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18 Oct 2016

Securing investment to create major sculpture production facilities is among the aims of a new strategy for building the region’s reputation for the contemporary visual arts, launched by the North East CVAN.

New guidelines for exhibition payments to artists

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13 Oct 2016

Funders say they will encourage visual arts organisations to implement the payment framework, which aims to create better conditions for artists making work for public exhibitions.

Questions about quality

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13 Oct 2016

What is it about great art that makes one’s hair stand on end? Claire Gulliver describes a contemporary art programme that tried to figure it out.

Arts workers in favour of artistic diversity quotas, survey finds

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07 Oct 2016

The sector has voiced concerns about barriers facing diverse artists and the ‘ghettoisation’ of diverse art.

New direction for Help Musicians UK

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07 Oct 2016

Organisations that “challenge the status quo” will be eligible for funding through Help Musicians UK’s new open access grants programme.

Artists as entrepreneurs

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15 Sep 2016

Can we teach artists to be entrepreneurial? Laurent Noël reports on a programme in France that mixes business plans, sales skills and corporate relations with creative ideas to help artists become successful ‘artrepreneurs’.

Axisweb awarded £100k by Government business scheme

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09 Sep 2016

The charity will use the funding from Innovate UK to undertake research into socially engaged artistic practice and increase its sustainability.

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