What would you discover if you played the role of a new visitor to your venue? Lisa Baxter explains the value of customer journey mapping.
How can we make the arts an everyday experience for everyone? Michael Eades explains why he believes in the power of grassroots arts.
What – or who – needs to change to achieve cultural democracy and how can we remove the tension between official and everyday culture, asks Martin Cox.
Why would a cultural venue install a swimming pool? Alexia Jacques Casanova charts the evolution of inclusive and participatory practice in museums and shares advice from Bozar in Brussels.
Cultural regeneration in London has seen local communities priced out of their homes, but an arts organisation in Bradford is determined to prove it can work to the benefit of local people and businesses. Bernard Ginns explains how.
Supported by Arts Council England for an initial three years, the network will be led by Battersea Arts Centre with a focus “away from London”.
Neil Beddow explains how acta in Bristol overcomes the challenges of engaging migrant and refugee communities in theatre making.
Mandy Precious considers herself lucky to have discovered the arts, but are the next generation getting the same chances she did?
Group singing is more effective than creative play at tackling depressive symptoms, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
A survey of 1,000 adults in each European Union country finds older and less educated UK adults place less value on Europe’s cultural heritage.
A heritage project celebrating stories from LGBTQ+ young people in Brighton has resulted in a digital archive, as well as new photographic work. Juliette Buss explains why the project has been so special for everyone involved.
1,000 people involved in creative groups have revealed why they participate and highlighted the challenges their groups face.
Subtle changes could help cultural organisations become more welcoming, attract more visitors and potentially increase donations.
When prisoners are actually requesting more arts activities, why are we not giving them what they want, asks Jess Thorpe.
Chrissie Tiller implores those working in participatory and social arts practice to embrace critical reflection.
The decline in young people participating in dance appears to be reversing, although the gender gap among children has never been wider.
New ‘Age-Friendly Standards’ launched by the Family Arts Campaign aim to complement existing standards for welcoming families.
People who engage with the arts are more likely to be charitable donors and volunteers, a new study has found.
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.
A successful pilot of the ‘Fusion’ programme is credited with engaging nearly 5,000 people across Wales since its launch in 2015.