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Arts organisations in Wales are becoming more imaginative with the types of volunteer opportunities they offer, from online volunteering to time-banking schemes, reveals Gareth Coles.
The Arts Council of Wales is keen to help the sector attract funding from trusts and foundations to increase resilience.
The two organisations have signed a three-year agreement to work together to raise awareness about the health benefits of arts participation.
A ‘brand Wales’ campaign would raise the profile of culture and help the sector raise more non-public funds, the Welsh Assembly has been told.
A government inquiry is examining how arts organisations in Wales can increase earned income, philanthropy and investment.
Just 12% of respondents to a survey by SDUK had directed on a main stage in the country.
Literature Wales was stunned by the review, which recommended stripping the body of its main responsibilities and handing them over to the government-sponsored Books Council.
A successful pilot of the ‘Fusion’ programme is credited with engaging nearly 5,000 people across Wales since its launch in 2015.
When the six counties in the north of Wales suddenly found themselves in competition with one another for funding, they decided to form a regional partnership and work together. Gwenno Eleri Jones tells the story.
National Lottery operator Camelot expects “disappointing” sales to decline further this year.
Wales is two years into an ambitious national initiative to improve education outcomes by embedding creative approaches to learning in schools. Nick Capaldi reports on progress so far.
A European Union-funded dance project won ‘success story’ status from a panel of experts for its impact, creative approach and the inspiration it gave others. Carole Blade tells the story.
A new survey will inform how the Arts Council of Wales encourages the arts sector to make a greater contribution to health and wellbeing.
The Welsh Government fund aims to start helping young people develop their musical talents by 2020.
ACW Chief Executive Nick Capaldi said he was “saddened” by the apparent clash with Arts&Business Cymru over its funding model.
Constrained local authority funding stops talented children progressing and Wales should consider delivering music services centrally, arts leaders have said.
A government committee has been warned that a crisis is facing music in Wales and new ideas are essential.
The new body will be worth £40m a year to the Welsh economy and sustain 850 jobs, the Minister responsible for Culture has claimed.
Universities in Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter will explore new collaborative ways of working with cultural organisations.
The Welsh Government’s draft budget also includes funding for a feasibility study for a national art gallery.