An enterprising approach

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16 Dec 2015

At the start of their careers, artists need more than just brilliant ideas - they need to develop skills that will enable them to shape and sustain their practice. Ann Drew explains how applying for an enterprise award can help them achieve this.

A strong application

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10 Dec 2015

Do trusts and foundations really favour some organisations over others? Sarah Miller explains what can move the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to offer repeat funding.

Pay artists fairly to unlock potential of creative industries, report says

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04 Dec 2015

An international study says the ‘moral and economic rights’ of artists must be protected if they are to sustain their creative activity and fuel the economy.

New local pride

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03 Dec 2015

Why would a theatre want the hassle and financial risk of producing its own productions rather than just presenting touring shows? John Baker explains why – and how – the Marlowe Theatre is doing both.

Kick starting a play

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01 Dec 2015

How do you encourage new writing on a shoestring budget? Joe Sumsion reveals how The Dukes’ new scheme is doing just that.

Campaign to boost grassroots music in London

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20 Oct 2015

Plans to support London’s smaller music venues aim to reverse the declining number of performance opportunities for up-and-coming artists and bands. 

Digitisation to preserve contemporary art

Artist Workshop
08 Oct 2015

A publicly accessible website will be home to digitised contemporary art in a major research and archiving project that will explore how cultural heritage in the visual arts can be safeguarded for future generations.

Scheme to offer broad-based support for orchestral composers

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19 Aug 2015

RSNO Composers’ Hub will introduce emerging composers to the business context of a major orchestra whilst developing their skills and contacts.

Where are the women?

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09 Jul 2015

It’s time to face the truth: our cultural landscape is ‘man-made’. And the course of history won’t be corrected by women alone, says Jude Kelly.

Guide to routes in for new theatre-makers

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17 Apr 2015

A group of venues in the North of England has made a commitment to supporting attempts by new and emerging artists to get their work programmed.

Trusting the artists

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08 Jul 2014

The Prison Arts Foundation employs artists-in-residence in prisons in Northern Ireland. Alison Smyth explains their approach and achievements.

Painful progress?

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12 May 2014

Louisa Davies asks if England’s funding structures are hampering the development of our emerging artists.

A successful experiment

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12 May 2014

Mila Oshin describes a cross-artform showcase that presents the work of like-minded artists, many of whom have been ‘emerging’ for their whole careers.

Re-inventing the gallery

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12 May 2014

Prime Studios in Windsor is a space for artists to work, interact and display their art. Dan Eastmond explains why he wants it to be different.

A clearer career path

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12 May 2014

Cate Gordon describes how the Young Associate Scheme at Harrow Arts Centre offers a clearer career progression route for young people.

Dancing in the air

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12 May 2014

Lindsey Butcher discusses the issues that emerging aerial dance artists face in an artform that itself is just emerging.

Composing with confidence

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06 Jun 2013

What support do emerging composers and sound artists really need to develop? Susanna Eastburn outlines the findings of a recent consultation.

Raising the game

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24 Aug 2012

Rob Smith has found a sustainable model for working with artist educators that provides artists with an income stream relevant to their field of work and doesn’t depend on public funding


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