Last year we commissioned a research study, from economists Daniel Fujiwara and George MacKerron, examining how different arts and cultural institutions affect levels of happiness. Richard Russell, our Director of Policy and Research, blogs about the results, which we've just published.
Latest posts from across the Arts Council blogs
Our departing Chief Executive Alan Davey blogs for us for the last time.
Swallows and Amazons - Bristol Old Vic. Credit: Simon Annand
I’m told I have a last opportunity to say anything I want, to get it off my chest. To say the words I want to leave ringing in the air as I leave the Arts Council.
Paul Glinkowski, our Senior Manager, Creative Media, writes with Vivien Niblett, Senior Officer, Policy and Research on the results of the second Digital Culture survey - conducted by Nesta, as part of the Digital R&D programme.
Our Midlands Area Director, Peter Knott, tells us how we need to share our stories in order to keep making the case for public investment in arts and culture.
I think we would all agree that we are working in a time of economic challenge, but opportunities, possibilities and above all a positive future remain obtainable. These are extraordinary times and we need to find extraordinary solutions.
One of Arts Council’s five long term strategic goals is focussed on children and young people. A key priority within this is 'raising the standard...
I've been part of the Arts Council's Working group on Quality of work for, with and by children and young people since its inception 18...
I’m confident that the event on Friday ‘How do we know it’s propa belta?’ would have convinced any cynic of the true value of actively...
The wording of this principle implies not only a deliberate distinction between the three elements (excite, inspire, engage) but also a degree of serial progression...
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