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Investing in a creative future

Our Creative industry finance pilot programme raised a few eyebrows when it was launched in May last year.

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Artists' international development interview – Luke Pell

Luke Pell was awarded £4,945 from the Artists’ international development fund for a 17-day research trip to New York and Washington, aiming to develop his practice as a performance curator working with diverse artists and communities.

Fun and games

Wednesday morning. I attend the first of Julie’s Bicycle’s Wednesday Webinars on environmental reporting for arts and cultural organisations. I’m not the most digitally up-to-date and webinars are new to me. This one is how to compete an Industry Green Tool entry. I watch a live on-screen demo whilst listening to Luke Ramsay from Julie’s Bicycle talk it through and answer questions.

Taking Part: What use is data?

Rachel McGuire, a Research Officer at Arts Council England, talks about our recently published regional Taking Part profiles, which look at cultural engagement across England, and the value of data in arts and culture.

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Live chat with Peter Bazalgette

Live chat with Arts Council Chair, Peter Bazalgette, Tuesday 5 March 2013.

Welcome to the Arts Council live chat blog. Questions and answers from the live chat will be posted below.

You can find out more about our upcoming live chats and download transcripts on our website. Join the live chat conversation #ACElivechat.

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'Believe you can and you're halfway there.' Theodore Roosevelt

Last week I attended two presentations given to Arts Council England Relationship Managers by Catherine Langabeer, Operations Director at Julie's Bicycle. Her talk focused on the background to why Sustainability matters, what the arts council is asking of organisations and how Julie’s Bicycle helps to deliver this.

Working together or putting the wagons in a ring?

Unfortunately the catalyst for collaboration across our sector has often been finance rather than creative zeal. As the current context demonstrates, faced with future financial austerity we are once again attempting to co-operate across and within arts forms (and with the Arts Council) to get our financial arguments heard in government rather than to fully embrace collaborative working as a long-term organisational development strategy.

New fund strikes the right chord with music industry talent

Welcome to the first of my posts on the Arts Council’s blog channel. This blog and the ones which follow will give me and others working here - and within the sector in general - a space to communicate our passion for arts and culture and to share some of our knowledge about current issues. It’s also a place for conversation and I’m looking forward to reading some of your thoughts on the topics we talk about.

The Arts Council's Director, Libraries talks about the recent community libraries research

We’ve received a lot of interest in our research published last week, Community libraries – Learning from experience: guiding principles for local authorities. I thought it would be useful for me to reiterate some of the key findings from the research, and discuss how these informed our guiding principles.

Live chat with Alan Davey

Live chat with Arts Council Chief Executive, Alan Davey, Thursday 24 January 2013.

Welcome to the Arts Council live chat blog. Questions and answers from the live chats will be posted below.

Upcoming live chat information and transcripts can be found here. Join the live chat conversation #ACElivechat.

The live chat begins at 12pm.

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