Community and peer support can be essential to a resilient team
19 Jan 2022 Opinion

While many arts and culture organisations are concerned about their financial viability, emotional resilience will also be essential to seeing out the pandemic, argues Robin Cantrill-Fenwick.

Recently I interviewed candidates for new posts in our business. As an interviewee, putting yourself forward competitively for a job you want is one of the most stressful things you can do. Interviewers must respect that. And extending a job offer can create ripple effects in the lives of many people. 

While ultimately the decision to accept a job offer or not is down to the individual, I’ve often been struck by the knock-on effects of a hiring decision, particularly when it involves... more

Community and peer support can be essential to a resilient team 19 Jan 2022 Opinion

While many arts and culture organisations are concerned about their financial viability, emotional resilience will also be essential to seeing out the pandemic, argues Robin Cantrill-Fenwick.

Members of an orchestra play the steel drums at a church 19 Jan 2022 Feature

Co-creation is often about professionals ‘inviting people in’. But, as Barbara Eifler argues, communities do not need to be organised - they are already doing it for themselves.

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Eclipse as part of Serpentine's Future Art Ecosystems Art x Metaverse by Zion Konig 19 Jan 2022 Feature

For good or bad, we need to learn to live with the metaverse. But what is it, and why is it important for the cultural sector to be involved? Kay Watson shares her insights.

black and white image of a crowd 19 Jan 2022 Feature

Regardless of debates about what audience development means, the main aim should be for more people to experience the arts, says Ash Mann

a pregnant woman dancing in traditional clothing 19 Jan 2022 Feature

The pandemic has been particularly challenging for parents and carers trying to juggle their responsibilities with their working lives. Rethinking working practices could be beneficial for everyone, says Cassie Raine.

Two actors perform on stage, smiling taking a selfie 11 Jan 2022 Opinion

While we were distracted by news of politicians partying during lockdown, last month a Bill was passed that changes rights to UK citizenship. Amanda Parker examines how it threatens all our creative lives.

Students at BADA 11 Jan 2022 Feature

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, many drama schools committed to reform their curricula. Oladipo Agboluaje shares a ground-breaking programme that has emerged as a result.

A female wheelchair-using dancer rests on her back, another female dancer balances on her head using the wheelchair for support 11 Jan 2022 Feature

Ten years on from London 2012, disability arts programmes continue to impact artists and audiences around the globe. Tim Wheeler reports on the British Council's work in disability arts.

11 Jan 2022 Feature

A collective of dance freelancers has initiated a critical response to the fragile nature of their livelihoods. Anna Alvarez and Alister O’Loughlin say they are aiming for long term change.

Climate change workshop 11 Jan 2022 Feature

The cultural sector has a role to play in driving the change needed to respond to the climate crisis. But much has been overlooked in the conversation to date, says Lauren Healey.

05 Jan 2022 Feature

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the last 12 months and hatch plans for the next. Laura Twemlow shares details of a new programme for the new year.

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trust graphic 05 Jan 2022 Opinion

Funding ‘criteria’ tell you what a funder will or won’t support, but organisational ‘constraints’ ultimately determine what gets funded, says Kevin Osborne.  

DCMS sign 05 Jan 2022 Opinion

On 15 December Nadine Dorries wrote to all Arts Council England’s NPOs about measures to increase access to the arts. It was distributed by ACE. An anonymous NPO replies.

violinists play classical music in an orchestra 05 Jan 2022 Feature

Poor quality data about classical music is a significant obstacle to understanding its lack of diversity. But Anna Bull thinks ACE’s new research provides some valuable insights.

Hands showing how to make the word 'together' in Makaton 05 Jan 2022 Feature

Last year, more than 50,000 people took part in a creative challenge. Now the invitation to rise to the January challenge is open again. Michaela Tranfield has the details.