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A Grand Partnership

Our Director of Museums, John Orna-Ornstein, blogs about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Local Authority Museums, following the publication of a new report.


Working on it

Our Director for Policy and Research, Richard Russell, blogs about the Arts Council’s ambition to support a better skilled and more diverse workforce across the arts and culture sector.

Sound Beam Dream by 3DOM, 2014. Photo by Matt Stewart.

Interrupting Elizabeth Gaskell

At the Arts Council, we fund a wide range of work that focuses on young people, giving them space to express themselves and develop their abilities in areas such as team work and creativity.

Pop the question

Helen Sprott, the Arts Council's Director of Music, blogs about how we're helping musicians find their way in a changing music landscape...

Ms Dynamite performs at Urban Classic in Waltham Forest, 2012. Image credit: London Borough of Waltham Forest.

I’m lucky that my job allows me speak to musicians - from every genre - about their music, their aspirations and how they got where they are.


A matter of life and death

A Matter of Life and Death

Phil Gibby, our South West Area Director, blogs about the joy we can find in legacy giving for ‘Remember a charity in your will’ week (7-13 September)

Data with a soul?

‘Maybe stories are just data with a soul.’ Brené Brown

Cat Hammersley, our Senior Manager for Data Reporting and Analysis, blogs about why we should all be getting excited about our new data principles. (Really).


Burst your bubble

It turns out that search engines like Google have something to teach us about saving arts and culture funding. Hannah Leverett, Digital & Marketing Officer in our national communications team, explains...

Are you stuck in a 'filter bubble'? Photo by russavia, licensed by CC 2.0.


Twitter Takeover: young people at the heart of our museums

Museums Director John Orna-Ornstein blogs about why early experiences in museums matter, and looks forward to the Kids in Museums Twitter Takeover Day tomorrow.

Conisborough School - Museum of London


A rural adventure

A significant portion of England’s population lives in rural areas, where access to the arts is often limited. Michelle Dickson, our Director for Touring and Yorkshire, reflects on how to bring the work to the people.

Delegates at the National Rural Touring Forum conference. Photo by Trish Thompson, © Creative Arts East



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