Artists from across Europe describe what it’s like to work in their country of origin – from the almost desperate situation for some freelance artists in Spain to the generous support on offer in Arctic Norway.
Independent artists and producers are vulnerable to exploitation in a two-tier system characterised by precarious employment among the majority of cultural workers says Martin Cox, who challenges the status quo.
The arts have helped scientists gain a better understanding of how it actually feels like to live with dementia. Julian West shares his experience of a research project based on ‘co-creativity’.
Players in Stratford's Orchestra of the Swan are trained by charity Mindsong to provide music sessions in care homes. Sue Pope explains how the programme supports wellbeing.
Wales takes a lead as arts professionals across all the countries of the UK are urged to take part in research that will shed light on low pay and earnings in the cultural sector.
It can be brutal to have your work rejected. Tom Harvey has devised a ‘Humane Commissioning Manifesto’ to fight back against insensitive and damaging practices.
Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES programme ensures that it takes the risks necessary for creating diverse and experimental theatre, explains Owen Calvert-Lyons.
As well as being a studio space for independent dancers and choreographers, Glasgow's The Work Room is also an empowering artist-led support network, says Anita Clark.
Effectively monetising creative work ensures that artists can continue to do what they love. Ros Gilman offers advice on pricing, marketing and legal issues.
Former Watershed Chief Executive Dick Penny stressed he is “more excited than ever” about working in Bristol as he leaves his role of 20 years and heads a new Watershed venture aimed at creating growth in the city.
The power of culture to address social challenges has emerged as a key theme at a Culture Summit involving Government officials from 45 countries.
With artist workspaces under threat from funding cuts, increases in business rates and property development schemes, a new initiative aims to extend their lifespan. Karen Watson explains.
Despite new artist workspaces opening in some areas, a quarter of sites are at risk of closure and studios are becoming more expensive.
Two new reports say that the festivals also generate international recognition for Scotland’s arts scene and provide new opportunities for Scottish creatives.
A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.
No one in need should put any faith in this toothless ‘regulator’, which has just spent two years squirming out of its responsibility to regulate, writes Christy Romer.
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.
Tax relief can be a lifeline for many arts organisations, so why are so many smaller theatre companies and independent producers missing out, asks Clara Giraud.
Many artists find it difficult to sustain their practice early on in their careers. Nicola Sim shares the findings of her research into how arts organisations and funders can best support them.
Having worked in the arts all over the world, Matina Magkou has observed some common challenges – and ways of overcoming them.