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12 Sep 2019 Feature

Many workplaces are structured to generate stress, say Evelyn Wilson and Suzie Leighton. But there are simple techniques we can all learn to support better resilience and creativity.

Happiness is something all of us crave in our personal and professional lives, yet at times it can seriously elude us. In times of anxiety and uncertainty, is happiness something of a luxury or a state of being that’s much more crucial than we perhaps acknowledge? The answers to these questions are not always straightforward. Nor can they be answered without considering the flip side: unhappiness. Both states, after all, are fundamental to the human experience. Without them, much of our... more

A photo of green plants 12 Sep 2019 Feature

Many workplaces are structured to generate stress, say Evelyn Wilson and Suzie Leighton. But there are simple techniques we can all learn to support better resilience and creativity.

12 Sep 2019 Opinion

The arts sector needs to stop exploiting skilled practitioners through tokenistic and self-serving community projects, says Charlotte Arculus.

Group of people meeting at a conference table 12 Sep 2019 Case study

An approach that prioritises trust, values and flexibility has helped museums in Cornwall share knowledge and expertise across a dispersed rural network, writes Emmie Kell.

A group of diverse people gathered in a circle on the floor 12 Sep 2019 Opinion

A lack of diversity will persist unless unfair levels of pay are addressed, says Becky Chapman.

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A photo of a man and a woman drinking coffee 12 Sep 2019 Case study

A new collective is enabling the sector to share insights and ideas to support better mental health and wellbeing, writes Laura Edralin.

Photo of a woman in a wheelchair in the 'Being Human' gallery 05 Sep 2019 Case study

Medical museums can be deeply offensive to disabled visitors. Richard Sandell introduces a radical project that replaced prejudiced perspectives with rights and respect.

Photo of a girl sitting in front of a plate of food 05 Sep 2019 Feature

It’s hard asking people to explore uncertainty – but when consensus is built across the organisation, it can unleash huge energy, says Richard Watts.

Three young adults working with a keyboard at a computer 05 Sep 2019 Feature

A recent report highlighted the barriers facing young people entering the sector – but there’s no need to give up on your dreams, says Tor Evans.

A photo of a theatrical performance in the grounds of a country house 05 Sep 2019 Feature

It’s not unreasonable to expect organisations funded by the public to be relevant to their communities and stakeholders, argues Simon Mellor.

A photo of a hand on a keyboard 05 Sep 2019 Feature

Following recent large fines issued by the UK’s privacy watchdog, Raj Shah offers some tips to avoid falling foul of the regulator.

A photo of a protest march with women holding signs 29 Aug 2019 Feature

Top-down programmes will never bring about meaningful change, says Cath Hume – so it’s time for arts organisations and funders to shift their approach.

A photo of a group of people dressed as WW1 soldiers in Birmingham 29 Aug 2019 Feature

First World War centenary commemorations proved that large-scale cultural projects can effectively mark nationally significant events. The question now is ‘what next?’, says Jane Ellison.

A photo of two women looking at sticky notes on a wall 29 Aug 2019 Feature

If arts organisations are serious about developing their boards, they need to think hard about how they recruit and support new trustees, says Michelle Wright.

29 Aug 2019 Feature

By working in partnership and refusing to patronise audiences, Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness has attracted record numbers, says Charlotte Mountford.

Carnival dancers parading through Tilbury, Thurrock adorned in brightly coloured garments accented with a keyboard pattern 29 Aug 2019 Case study

Relocating Kinetika’s work in carnival, outdoor and participatory arts to rapidly-changing Thurrock has allowed the company to renew its purpose and increase its impact, says Ali Pretty.