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The power of culture to address social challenges has emerged as a key theme at a Culture Summit involving Government officials from 45 countries.
With artist workspaces under threat from funding cuts, increases in business rates and property development schemes, a new initiative aims to extend their lifespan. Karen Watson explains.
Despite new artist workspaces opening in some areas, a quarter of sites are at risk of closure and studios are becoming more expensive.
Two new reports say that the festivals also generate international recognition for Scotland’s arts scene and provide new opportunities for Scottish creatives.
A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.
No one in need should put any faith in this toothless ‘regulator’, which has just spent two years squirming out of its responsibility to regulate, writes Christy Romer.
Opera Holland Park’s Young Artists scheme, which gives participants the chance to be part of the main season, has become an important source of talent for the industry. Imogen van Santvoort explains how it works.
Tax relief can be a lifeline for many arts organisations, so why are so many smaller theatre companies and independent producers missing out, asks Clara Giraud.
Many artists find it difficult to sustain their practice early on in their careers. Nicola Sim shares the findings of her research into how arts organisations and funders can best support them.
Having worked in the arts all over the world, Matina Magkou has observed some common challenges – and ways of overcoming them.
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.
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.
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.
At the very heart of Jasmin Vardimon Company is a dedication to education and nurturing talent. Lauren Baldock explains who benefits and how.
As circus becomes ever more daring and dangerous, Molly Nicholson reveals the challenges of producing it.
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.
Artists need special skills to deliver projects in community settings, including care homes and schools. Evan Dawson explains how Live Music Now supports musicians.
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.
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.
Music and dance leaders have implored a Lords select committee to support the introduction of a special arrangement within the visa system for performers.