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27 Nov 2017 Arts People

Spooky spiders and flower drumming: Zi Lan Liao takes us through a week of half-term activities with the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra in Liverpool.

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21 Nov 2017 Feature

Amy Zamarripa Solis’s first attempt at crowdfunding was not a success. She explains what went wrong and reveals how – after raising less than 50% of her target – she still managed to stage a successful fringe theatre production.

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18 Nov 2017 Arts People

From Manchester to Brazil and back again, Holly Prest, Artistic Director of carnival arts organisation Global Grooves, names those who have shaped and inspired her career.

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13 Nov 2017 Arts People

Paul Young receives guidance on partnerships and funding, in response to his question about opening a children’s TV museum as a social enterprise.

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13 Nov 2017 Arts People

Willow weaving and tintype photography workshops: Kalila Storey takes us through her week working on creative projects with communities in South Derbyshire for People Express.

Theo Solomon in Suzy Storck
13 Nov 2017 Feature

Communicating ideas clearly and maintaining artistic integrity can be difficult in any collaboration – let alone one that straddles language barriers. Ellen McDougall explains how the Gate Theatre overcame these challenges for its latest co-production.

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09 Nov 2017 Feature

Volunteering in the arts should be an enriching experience, says Cathryn Peach. She shares five tips for designing programmes that motivate, empower and inspire volunteers.

Sue Hoyle surrounded by people
02 Nov 2017 Arts People

After almost a decade guiding others at the Clore Leadership Programme, Sue Hoyle reflects on those that have influenced her career.

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30 Oct 2017 Feature

When project funding slowed after the financial crash, Jaybird Live Literature was unable to put on the technically complex poetry shows it was known for. Julia Bird explains how it adapted its work to stay in business.

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05 Oct 2017 Arts People

Stella Kanu of Ovalhouse reflects on the institutions, lofty ideals and ninja-like women who have shaped and guided her career. 

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05 Oct 2017 Feature

It’s inevitable that you will get some bad reviews and customer complaints on social media, but how should you respond? David Burns offers his advice.

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02 Oct 2017 Arts People

If Lucia Masundire were 22 again and looking to further her career, she’d become a trustee and consider running off to join the circus.

Photo of Barney Hare Duke giving a speech
27 Sep 2017 Arts People

As he opens the fifth British Ceramics Biennial, Barney Hare Duke tells us about his career, which started in the pottery studio.

Photo of David Bintley in rehearsal with two dancers
21 Sep 2017 Arts People

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s David Bintley remembers Frederick Ashton and others who have shaped and guided his career. 

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21 Sep 2017 Case study

Two young creatives are now running their own businesses thanks to a Creative Enterprise award. Nicole Lovett introduces them.

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14 Sep 2017 Feature

Too many arts and cultural workers are wasting time wading through Google Analytics data. Sara Lock shares some tips on how to be more focused.

Gary McQuinn
29 Aug 2017 Feature

Be the person you want to be but also the person you should be: advice from Garry McQuinn to people starting their careers.

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21 Jul 2017 Feature

House of Illustration puts on ten exhibitions and turns over £1m every year - all without public funding. Colin McKenzie explains how.

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21 Jul 2017 Feature

Félicie Kertudo tells how she visited the South London Gallery to find out more about how it involves the local community in a range of inclusive projects.

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20 Jul 2017 Arts People

As she leaves York Theatre Royal, Liz Wilson reflects on a career in theatre that has taken her around the country.