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Live chat with Tony Panayiotou

Live chat with the Arts Council's Director, Diversity, Tony Panayiotou, Tuesday 4 June 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.

artscouncil on 4 Jun 2013

Why the Arts Council is supporting emerging artists in contemporary popular music

Last week we launched the new Arts Council England/PRS for Music Foundation Momentum Music Fund, aimed at emerging talent in contemporary popular music. This is not an area that the Arts Council has ventured into in any systematic way before, although through our funding to organisations such as Small Green Shoots, Generator, Urban Development and British Underground, and lottery grants through our Grants for the arts scheme we have been investing over £2 million a year in this area of music.

Alan Davey on 29 May 2013 2 comments

Our Grants for the arts Libraries fund

The Grants for the arts Libraries fund is open until March 2015, investing £6 million of the Arts Council's National Lottery money into projects delivered by public libraries or library authorities working in partnership with cultural organisations.

Emma Whiting on 20 May 2013

The Happy Museum Project

The Happy Museum Project, led by the Museum of East Anglian Life and funded through the Arts Council’s Renaissance Strategic support fund, is a programme to help museums look at and test the role they play in developing community resilience and wellbeing against global financial and environmental challenges.

Hilary Jennings on 8 May 2013

Renaissance: a year on

It is just over a year since we announced the first museums funded through our Renaissance programme. Here Hedley Swain, Director, Museums, takes a look at what has been achieved since then.

Last month we announced a £17 million investment in English regional museums through the latest round of the Renaissance Strategic support fund, a good time to reflect on how much has happened since we first assumed responsibility for museums at the Arts Council in October 2011 and some of the challenges currently facing us.

Hedley Swain on 30 Apr 2013 1 comment

Playing For Time

Theatre-maker and writer, Lucy Neal is working on a handbook mapping creative practices that inspire a sustainable future. Here she describes a residency with other artists at the Arvon Foundation retreat. Playing For Time is funded by Arts Council England and Transition Network, in partnership with Arvon, the Centre for Alternative Technology and the new economics foundation.

Lucy Neal on 15 Apr 2013

The rain it raineth: managing the impact of climate change on historic monuments

Arts Council England's sustainability lead, Ian Rimington, explores the environmental challenges facing heritage organisations

If I were to ask you how much you would give to protect a threatened world heritage site of outstanding historical interest and natural beauty, it would probably be a hard question to answer.

Ian Rimington on 9 Apr 2013

Artangel, BBC Radio 4 and an Open opportunity for artists

If you've been listening to BBC Radio 4 this week, any day at around 9:02am, you may have noticed a surprising disruption to the usual schedule. It would have lasted for three minutes and it would have sounded completely different to anything else on daytime radio.

Seb Emina on 26 Mar 2013

Investing in a creative future

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

Alan Davey on 12 Mar 2013

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.

artscouncil on 12 Mar 2013

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