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A blueprint for the Creative Industries

Our Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette blogs about the future of the Creative Industries in England. 

Image: World Famous, SO Festival

Dementia Awareness Week: transformative arts projects

To mark Dementia Awareness Week (18 - 24 May) we’re sharing some stories of how arts projects have given Dementia patients creative outlets that help both patients and their families.

Take a look at the projects – and get involved by sharing your own stories with us on Twitter and visit the Dementia Awareness Week website for more ways to get involved.

SO Festival: The art of place making

Peter Knott, our Midlands Area Director, blogs about the impact of Lincolnshire based SO Festival, and says goodbye to arts and culture champion Doreen Stephenson.

Do you remember the last conversation you had with someone about a place they love and why?


7 Days Later…

It’s seven days since I began my new job at Arts Council England, so I thought that I would take the opportunity to share some thoughts and experiences from my first week as Chief Executive. 

I’m very much in learning mode at the moment. As well as meeting the teams based in each of our nine offices around the country, I also wanted to ensure that I took the opportunity to meet some of the people who run the broad range of arts and cultural organisations that are supported by Arts Council England.

Museum 3.0

Our Director of Museums, John Orna-Ornstein, blogs about how museums are changing the way they relate to the people who visit them.

Tiny Explorers - Image courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces - Hadley Studios


Our national portfolio and beyond

As we announce our National portfolio of regularly funded organisations for the next three years, Theatre Relationship Manager Stephen Freeman blogs about his work at the Arts Council, and how it helps support theatre companies within the portfolio and beyond.



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