Copyright protection and infringement

Photo of paint covered coat in artist studio
30 Aug 2016

Do you know your rights? Abby Yolda answers some common questions about the copyright of artistic works and what to do if your work is used without your permission.

Threats and opportunities challenge artist studio provision

Man painting in artist studio
12 Aug 2016

New financial and business models are needed if artists are to secure affordable studio space in a highly competitive property market, especially in London, report finds.

Artists report benefits from international links

Artists colourful installation in courtyard
29 Jul 2016

Artists based in London have been the main beneficiaries of a national scheme to help artists build overseas connections. 

Galleries urged to pay artists fairly within five years

Water dance
22 Jul 2016

Two years of discussions with artists and galleries have found overwhelming support for implementing a basic fee framework for visual artists.

Change through action

Photo of dancer and disabled musicians
21 Jul 2016

Access and prejudice still need to be fought, but the British Paraorchestra has talent and fearlessness on its side, says Charles Hazlewood.

A space to thrive

Artist's impression of new Creation Centre
07 Jul 2016

To nurture and retain new artistic talent, you need affordable studio space. Audrey Carlin explains how Wasps is helping Scotland to strengthen its cultural scene. 

Roots at risk

Photo of Josephine Pryde exhibition
23 Jun 2016

Regional galleries have helped many UK artists achieve international acclaim. But their role as champions of ground-breaking work is under threat, warns Kate Brindley.

A voice for the future

Photo of people with certificates
15 Jun 2016

Tired of seeing British East Asian actors being given underwritten, stereotyped roles, Kumiko Mendl decided to do something about it.

An unconference for all

Photo of people sitting by lake
02 Jun 2016

Too many cultural conferences borrow their model from the corporate sector, but there is another way, says Adrian Lochhead.

Women on screen

Girl with pictures
02 Jun 2016

After seeing countless talented women have their ambitions thwarted, Amanda Brennan asks what can be done to achieve gender equality in film and TV.

A different kind of host

Room with bunk beds
25 May 2016

Opening a hostel has helped East Street Arts to support artists and generate much-needed income. Nicola Greenan explains how they did it.

Collaboration drives ambitions for dance in the North and London

Photo of a dancer jumping in front of the Olympic stadium
19 May 2016

Plans for a Leeds-based centre for excellence in dance and a “world-leading hub for dance” in East London are aiming to put England on the international dance map.

Pop-up opportunity

Photo of the library as performance venue
05 May 2016

The invitation to bring a disused library in Southwark back to life as a pop-up space for artists and community groups came with many challenges as well as opportunities, Rebecca Manson Jones reveals.

Network linking creatives and academics launched across UK

Bitcoin image
29 Apr 2016

Seed funding has been allocated to ten partnerships as part of a two-year pilot project nurturing collaboration between academics and creative small businesses.

My research: Testing my boundaries

Allelouia Susan Miller
25 Apr 2016

For Susan Miller, an MA in Fine Art has been a real opportunity to confront the vulnerability artists feel when exhibiting their work in public spaces. 

Network to drive talent development in music

Photos of a concert
15 Apr 2016

22 organisations have been selected as PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners 2016 and will receive grants to deliver support for music creators.

Local and loyal

Photo of a pig sculpture
14 Apr 2016

Growing slowly and organically has helped Kidderminster Arts Festival respond to the needs of local artists and the community, says Loz Samuels.

We need to do better

Actor with wheelchair
30 Mar 2016

Angered about how few young people with learning disabilities are involved in the arts, Richard Hayhow urges the sector to open its eyes to the talent and creativity out there.

DCMS releases plan for the arts up to 2020

Natural History Museum
11 Mar 2016

Whilst local and community participation are government priorities for sport, plans to increase participation in the arts are centred on investments in flagship projects.

An immersive experience

Photo of rehearsal of Romeo and Juliet
01 Mar 2016

At The Watermill Theatre, the cast lives on site – alongside ducks and chickens – for the whole production process. New Artistic Director Paul Hart reveals the effect on the company. 

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