My Gurus

20 Nov 2014

Artistic and Creative Director of Wales Millennium Centre, Graeme Farrow pays homage to those who have inspired him over the course of his career.

Wales fears the impact of council cuts

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11 Nov 2014

It is becoming increasingly less likely that culture and arts services will be able to play a meaningful part in delivering the Government’s ambition of tackling poverty and promoting social justice, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned.

Job Ladder

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01 Oct 2014

Sara Pepper just landed her dream job as Director of Creative Economy at Cardiff University. She tells us what exactly she does and how she came to do it.

Local authorities playing it safe, report warns

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04 Sep 2014

The trend for closing arts services is continuing, with over a third of local authorities in England and Wales left with no arts officer.

Arts Council of Wales given thumbs up by most clients

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07 Aug 2014

Majority of stakeholders find the council’s work effective, relevant and fair, but some areas for improvement are identified in recent survey.

Leading the singing

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16 Jun 2014

The Sing with Us network of choirs brings together cancer patients and their families from across Wales. Rosie Dow describes her role as manager of the choir leaders.

Cultural access scheme for disabled arts attenders

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17 Apr 2014

Creu Cymru is to lead on the development of a ‘National Disabled Visitors’ Card Scheme’ in Wales.

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

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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

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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.

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