Pop-up opportunity

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

ACE launches study into visual artist livelihood

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26 Feb 2016

The first study in ten years into the livelihood of visual artists in England will examine how existing funding programmes impact on their careers.

Q&A: The Artist’s Resale Right

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15 Feb 2016

Did you know that many artists are entitled to royalties when their work is resold? Daniel Rudd answers your questions about the artist’s resale right.

Cash support for emerging companies

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12 Feb 2016

Financial support forms part of a new series of sector-led schemes aimed at breaking down major barriers to young theatre companies being able to showcase their work. 

Birmingham to train next generation of diverse cultural leaders

Digital Humanities Hub at the University of Birmingham
05 Feb 2016

Targeted mentoring, leadership courses and masterclass events are to be provided to artists from diverse backgrounds in the city.

Promoting northern talent

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21 Jan 2016

When Annette Petchey moved to the north of England she was shocked at the low prices for visual art. She explains how New Light is now supporting northern artists.

Filling the gap

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21 Jan 2016

Despite a thriving theatre scene, Arthur Stafford couldn’t help but feel Manchester’s playwrights weren’t receiving the support they needed. So he set about changing things.

Support for a rural economy

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13 Jan 2016

A lack of business skills and access to equipment was holding artists in Dumfries and Galloway back. Clare Hanna explains the origins of Upland and how it supports artists.

Nurturing a new generation

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06 Jan 2016

Wendy Gadian explains why finding the right funder was key to helping the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama support emerging musical directors.

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.


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