Arts Councils won’t enforce minimum pay

08 Nov 2019

The Arts Council of Wales has said it won’t fund projects that don’t budget minimum pay rates for artists. We asked the other councils why they aren’t doing the same.

Arts Council of Wales signals bleak funding future

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08 Nov 2019

The funder has warned organisations seeking annual funding that they must demonstrate what they would deliver “should you receive a lower level of funding”.

How healthcare in Wales is embracing the arts

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17 Oct 2019

Dedicated arts and health co-ordinators, together with a commitment to measure impact, are pushing culture into the mainstream of the country’s health policy, writes Nesta Lloyd-Jones.

Arts Council of Wales sets minimum pay rates

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10 Oct 2019

The agency has said it will not fund applications that don’t commit to paying artists union minimum rates “at the very least”.

ACW promises to simplify Lottery grants process

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21 Jun 2019

The funder says it will raise the cap on small grants from £5,000 to £10,000 and consider raising the £30,000 cap on larger applications.

Access to entry-level roles

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23 May 2019

Many entry-level roles in the arts are taken by overqualified graduates, but a project in Wales is opening up opportunities to those most suited to them, says Sarah Mair Hughes.

Cardiff campaign to protect grassroots culture

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17 May 2019

Community-run organisations are planning “visonary and radical alternatives” as they search for a sustainable way forward amid growing gentrification.

Arts Council of Wales seeks ‘systemic change’ to embed the arts in healthcare

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10 May 2019

A new project will investigate new ideas for how the arts can play an “impactful and sustainable” role in health and wellbeing.

Wales embraces arts in new national curriculum

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03 May 2019

Details of Welsh Government proposals for embedding the arts in the new curriculum have been put out to consultation prior to being adopted for all primary students in 2022, and rolled out for all students aged 3-16 by 2026.

Creative education scheme engages two-thirds of Welsh schools

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12 Apr 2019

A new report reveals the impact of Wales’ arts-based creative learning programme as it enters its final year of funding.

Tackling sporting culture on stage

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31 Jan 2019

Settling scores, creating stories and taking risks - Gary Lagden saw many parallels between the worlds of theatre and rugby. But would these communities themselves agree?

Arts Council of Wales to ‘renew and strengthen’ relationship with Europe post-Brexit

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25 Jan 2019

The national funder’s latest international strategy sets out ambitions to showcase Wales’ artists on a global stage and use culture to bring communities together.

Reading up on dementia

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01 Nov 2018

In Wales, people living with dementia, and their carers, are being offered fiction as well as self-help books to help them manage the condition, explains Debbie Hicks.

The art market

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04 Oct 2018

Jo Marsh and Sarah Featherstone explain how relocating Wrexham’s art gallery to a market and parking complex has helped make the arts a part of people’s everyday lives.

Arts Council of Wales to introduce workforce diversity targets

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14 Sep 2018

At the heart of its new 5-year Corporate Plan is a commitment to ensuring diversity among those it funds, and to improving the financial resilience of both arts organisations and individual artists.

Wales urged to overhaul international arts promotion

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12 Sep 2018

A British Council Wales report says that “small adjustments to the current system will not yield the necessary major changes”.

Making learning messy

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12 Jul 2018

A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.

Driving growth with the cloud

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28 Jun 2018

Since moving its box office system to the cloud, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has increased online sales and started taking online donations, says Paul McGuinness.

Making German connections

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06 Jun 2018

Keen to maintain a connection between Wales and Germany after Brexit, British Council Wales organised a week-long performing arts festival in Dresden. Rebecca Gould tells the story.

Welsh lottery failure brings arts grants programme to an end

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11 May 2018

Plans to distribute £5m to good causes have been frustrated by the collapse of Loteri Cymru, which failed to attract sufficient lottery players.

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