Arts Council England blog

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.

Hannah Leverett on 24 Aug 2015

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

John Orna-Ornstein on 19 Aug 2015

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

Michelle Dickson on 6 Aug 2015

Feeling the Heat

With 2015 looking like a critical year for responding to climate change, Relationship Manager Ian Rimington reflects on why we need cultural leadership.

66 Books at The Bush Theatre. Photo: Philip Vile

Ian Rimington on 31 Jul 2015

100 days

Chief Executive Darren Henley blogs about his first 100 days.

Darren speaking at the British Library. Photo: Tom Pilston

It’s exactly 100 days since I joined Arts Council England as Chief Executive, so I’m taking the opportunity to reflect back on some of what I’ve learned since I took up my new job back towards the end of April.

Darren Henley on 28 Jul 2015

No More Islands

Brian Ashley, our Director of Libraries, blogs about how our new WiFi in Libraries programme aims to produce more equitable access to knowledge , where people are free to explore that knowledge with others or together; and the exciting potential of what might happen next.

Brian Ashley on 23 Jul 2015

Paying our way: the success story of the economic contribution of the arts and culture

Richard Russell, our Director for Policy and Research, introduces our newly published report on the economic contribution of arts and culture.

Richard Russell on 13 Jul 2015

The Next Generation of Fundraisers

Jessica Hilton has spent the past year based at Hull Truck Theatre as part of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Fellowship scheme: an Arts Council funded programme which has been so successful over the last two years that we’ve now rolled it out nationally. She blogs about her experiences and the impact it’s had on her career in the arts.

Jessica Hilton on 25 Jun 2015

More reasons to love libraries

Our Chief Executive Darren Henley spoke at the British Library's Enterprising Libraries event last night. He blogs about his love of libraries and how the Arts Council is investing in their future.

The British Library's Business & IP Centre

I love libraries.

Darren Henley on 23 Jun 2015

The possibilities are endless

Our Chief Executive Darren Henley blogs about his week of giving speeches and the importance of investing in cultural education.

Writer, illustrator and new Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Photo: Tom Pilston

Darren Henley on 12 Jun 2015

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