If I were 22: Karen MacKinnon

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18 Oct 2016

Expand your horizons with travel and remember that every job requires a good listener: advice for 22 year olds from Artes Mundi Director Karen MacKinnon.

Articulating quality

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13 Oct 2016

Rhian Hutchings tells the story of how ArtWorks Cymru came to develop a set of quality principles for the participatory arts in Wales. 

Wales sets out quality principles for participatory work

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26 Aug 2016

A new online resource aims to help arts practitioners develop a better understanding of the measures that improve the experience of participants.

Arts Council of Wales consults on new approach to diversity

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05 Aug 2016

A new Strategic Equality Action Plan has been drawn up after researchers found that some aspects of the arts in Wales are becoming less diverse.

Wales doubles reach of scheme to embed arts in schools

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22 Jul 2016

Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble are one of the ‘Creative Agents’ collaborating with schools in a scheme that aims to reach a third of Welsh schools by 2020.

Land of song

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07 Jul 2016

Cardiff’s first international festival celebrated what Wales is most famous for – the human voice. Graeme Farrow reflects on the launch of the biennial cultural event.

Three-year funding a possibility for Welsh arts organisations

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06 Jul 2016

The Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government have confirmed that they’re interested in pushing for changes to regular funding cycles.

Welsh arts organisations to experiment with digital projects

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24 Jun 2016

Artists in the caves and bogs of the Brecon Beacons National Park are to receive support to distribute their work as part of a new innovation fund for digital projects in Wales.

Wider remit for Theatres Trust in Wales

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24 Mar 2016

The Theatres Trust is to take on an expanded role in protecting theatre buildings in Wales through the planning system. 

Wales’ major arts organisations face cuts of up to 3.5%

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24 Feb 2016

The smallest RFOs will be protected from cuts, as the Arts Council of Wales seeks to mitigate a £1.5m reduction to its own budget.

In photos: Cardiff says "cut the crap, not our culture"

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12 Feb 2016

Rage, love and a funeral procession: Cardiff's arts communuity protested against local arts cuts this weekend. These are the photos.

Welsh Government backs changes to youth arts infrastructure

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29 Jan 2016

Wales’ national youth arts ensembles will join forces under a new business model in a bid to safeguard their future.

Consortia to deliver creative learning in Wales

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15 Jan 2016

Four new regional networks will be funded to deliver creative and cultural education in Wales over the next five years.

Photodiary: A week with Michaela Nutt

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02 Nov 2015

You might know what a development associate’s job description includes, but what does a week in their life actually look like? Michaela Nutt reveals all.

Schools across Wales to receive ‘Lead Creative Schools’ grant

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16 Oct 2015

Primary and secondary schools in Wales are being funded to take part in the ‘Lead Creative Schools Scheme’, a key pillar of the extensive five-year plan to embed the arts and creativity into the Welsh curriculum.

Learning for the future

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24 Sep 2015

Caroline O’Neill explains why a project using the arts to improve the lives of looked after children and adults with dementia, across four local authorities in South Wales, was so successful.

Arts Council of Wales announces new portfolio

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24 Sep 2015

Arts organisations in Wales have been told whether they will be admitted into the Arts Council of Wales’ new portfolio of Regularly Funded Organisations.

More collaboration needed to safeguard Welsh music services

10 Jul 2015

With Wales set to revamp its education policy and bring the arts to the heart of its school curriculum, an opportunity exists to safeguard and extend Welsh national music service provision.

Wales to put arts at the heart of the curriculum

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03 Jul 2015

The expressive arts will be one of six areas of learning and experience that will take the place of traditional subjects as Wales approves a radical overhaul of its curriculum for primary and secondary schools.

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