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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.

Arts Council England blog team on 15 May 2015 2 comments

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?

Peter Knott on 11 May 2015

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.

Darren Henley on 27 Apr 2015 1 comment

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

John Orna-Ornstein on 24 Apr 2015

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.

Stephen Freeman on 30 Mar 2015

Reaching the parts

Michelle Dickson, Arts Council England’s Director for Touring and Yorkshire, blogs about the refreshed guidance for the Strategic Touring Programme.

Michelle Dickson on 20 Mar 2015

Is this the Age of the Independent?

Dr Matthew Tanner, Chief Executive of ss Great Britain Trust and Brunel Institute in Bristol, and Chairman of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), blogs about the recently published report of the economic impact of museums in England.

Matthew Tanner on 18 Mar 2015

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