The tendency for people from higher social grades to be more likely to attend arts events is down to a mismatch between current funding priorities and the public’s taste, rather than any lack of demand, an evidence review suggests.
The institution will champion non-drug treatments and create a body of knowledge to support healthcare workers.
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Arts Council England will employ nine people to each look after a region of England and provide advice and tailored digital support to organisations across the country.
After a difficult few years, sales are gradually recovering, with returns to the arts up 23% on the first half of last year.
Arts Council England says that if necessary, it will step in and insist on a change of leadership at its funded clients.
Marta Demartini for Clore Leadership (2018)
The first piece of research from the AHRC-backed Policy and Evidence Centre says that creative attributes are a better predictor of growth than other transferable skills.
An acclaimed headteacher said that ringfenced funding for arts subjects will amount to ‘throwing money down the hole’ unless schools are also encouraged to value wider curriculums.
The news that Oldham Council has decided to drop its support for a new Oldham Coliseum Theatre comes as the theatre’s long-serving Artistic Director announces he is leaving this month to go freelance.
Tate, the British Museum and Imperial War Museums have all recently completed drives to gain support for large-scale capital work, but economic changes also played a part in the decline.
The lack of a marketing strategy in the first few years of the programme and the diminishing dominance of YouTube led to underwhelming take up of the multi-channel Canvas network.
A new report calls for £200m investment and a national reading movement to improve the UK’s mental health, wellbeing and social mobility.
Lotte Wakeham has set out her vision for the theatre, which includes “tonnes of participatory work” as the venue undergoes a major capital redevelopment.
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