Many children steer well clear of opera, but the artform has allowed primary school pupils in Norfolk to discover new heights of confidence and creativity. Genevieve Raghu explains how.
Clare Edwards argues that commercial organisations can extend access to music education - without compromising on quality.
A project in three Manchester secondary schools engaged students in discussions about mental health and enabled them to develop their own creative responses through dance and movement. Kevin Edward Turner tells the story.
A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.
Losing NPO funding was devastating for Dance Manchester, but it has liberated the company to pursue its own path driving placemaking through outdoor work, says Deb Ashby.
Setting up a new theatre in a former bus depot with no funding was a leap of faith for its two founders. Peter Tate and Anthony Biggs tell the story.
For people reluctant to pay to see a full-length Shakespeare play, the RSC’s open-air, non-ticketed theatre staging amateur productions offers a relaxed alternative, says Nicola Salmon.
Since moving its box office system to the cloud, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has increased online sales and started taking online donations, says Paul McGuinness.
The right approach to segmentation can drive sales and improve return on investment, as Tennessee Performing Arts Center in the US proved. David Reece and Timmy Metzner explain.
Alison Fordham explains how IF: Milton Keynes International Festival’s programme of outdoor events is a key audience development and placemaking tool for the town.
Partnering with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty has created opportunities for Activate to bring exciting contemporary art to stunning outdoor settings. Kate Wood explains how.
Outdoor events have been key to attracting tourists to Kent’s coastal towns and driving culture-led regeneration, says Sarah Dance.
A research project examining Leicester’s 24 arts festivals uncovered interesting insights into audience behaviour and preferences. Richard Fletcher discusses the findings.
Opera Holland Park’s Young Artists scheme, which gives participants the chance to be part of the main season, has become an important source of talent for the industry. Imogen van Santvoort explains how it works.
Keen to maintain a connection between Wales and Germany after Brexit, British Council Wales organised a week-long performing arts festival in Dresden. Rebecca Gould tells the story.
A group of actors with Down’s Syndrome travelled to Lesotho in southern Africa to help change attitudes to people with learning disabilities. Jon Dafydd-Kidd tells the story.
Five London venues have jointly hosted a one-woman show – and then pooled the box office takings. Kaya Stanley-Money explains how it worked.
Changing the role of the box office at Vancouver’s summer Shakespeare festival from an operational one to a marketing one resulted in an increase in ticket revenue, says Ethan Joseph.
Hull Truck Theatre’s pop-up box offices in local supermarkets sell tickets to new audiences and also create valuable community relationships. Magda Moses tells the story.
With over 80% of staff under 30, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s workforce is relatively young. Craig Morrow reveals how providing training and clear progression routes have been key to its success.