Arts reach more young people in Wales

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02 Apr 2014

ACW reports highest recorded levels of arts engagement among young people, although participation among adults shows some signs of decline.

‘Make’, ‘Reach’ and ‘Sustain’ are goals for the arts in Wales

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28 Mar 2014

ACW’s new five-year strategy rejects single artform strategies, defines the obligations of National companies and pledges to recognise the role of activity that straddles the subsidised and commercial sectors.

Joined-up thinking puts arts on the main agenda in Wales

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14 Mar 2014

The Welsh Government is preparing to harness the arts, culture and heritage in its battle against poverty and social exclusion.

Wales considers creativity-focused curriculum

'Start' Theatre By the Lake - school children involved in a theatre workshop
25 Sep 2013

An arts-rich approach to teaching could be a “game-changer” for education in Wales, according to a new report.

Tight times

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09 Sep 2013

Arts Development UK’s latest survey on arts spending in local authorities in England and Wales reveals a "dramatic and changing picture". Pete Bryan and Judy Hughes set out their findings.

A land of adventure and discovery

Image of performance of 'Passion'
13 Jun 2013

David Alston recognises that Wales’ physical attractions pull in most tourists but believes that exciting and innovative cultural work is well worth discovering too.

New professional development opportunities for digital producers

Watershed Bristol
30 May 2013

Wales is to step up support for creative technology projects by supporting  producers to embrace the digital context.

The commercial world

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09 May 2013

Janet Smith discusses how the new arts centre at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has created commercial opportunities and valuable experiences for the students.

Arts Council of Wales opens artform conversation

Wales Millennium Centre
07 Mar 2013

Dialogue with artists, the arts sector, participants, Assembly members, representative bodies and audience members is underpinning forthcoming arts strategy decisions.

ACW gears up for artform debate

Millennium Stadium
25 Jan 2013

The Arts Council of Wales is determined that its artform strategies should be informed by all who love the arts, not just the ‘usual suspects’

Up in the air

11 Jun 2012

Simon Wales describes how a creative and cultural space in West Bromwich has transformed its ecosystem with a community of floating lily pads

A new mindset

12 Dec 2011

When the Arts Council of Wales challenged Welsh arts organisations to examine the quality of their creative activities and the efficiency of their businesses, it pledged to embark on an organisational review of its own. Nick Capaldi explains the outcome of this exercise

A problem shared…

12 Dec 2011

Wales Millennium Centre is at the hub of a network that shares Tessitura’s state-of-the-art software. David Pearce explains the benefits

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