Arts Council England blog

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

Spring Awakening

Ian Rimington, one of our London Relationship Managers for Theatre, blogs about the report we've just published from Julie's Bicycle...

Contact, Manchester. Credit: Contact and Julie's Bicycle

Ian Rimington on 17 Mar 2015

Catalyst – where are we now?

Clare Titley, Director for Philanthropy and South West at the Arts Council, blogs about the report we've published today on our Catalyst programme.

Today we’ve published the first evaluation report on tiers 2 and 3 of the Catalyst programme. It’s clear that there’s lots of useful learning to share and that now seems like exactly the right time to do so, considering the wider changes in the culture of fundraising and giving in our sector.

Clare Titley on 9 Mar 2015

"Exchange a book with someone today" - a World Book Day Q&A with Antonia Byatt, Literature Director

To mark World Book Day 2015, we sat down with Antonia Byatt, our Director for Literature, and asked her some questions about what literature means to her. Take a look.

Antonia Byatt on 5 Mar 2015

The Amazing Carly Hearn and the Arts Council’s Museum Resilience Fund

Our Director of Museums, John Orna-Ornstein, blogs about the work about one of this country's extraordinary curators and the impact of our Museum resilience fund.

Lowewood Museum

John Orna-Ornstein on 2 Mar 2015

The Legacy of Jennie Lee

Our Acting Chief Executive, Althea Efunshile, gives her response to the 50th anniversary of Jennie Lee's white paper on arts funding.

Fleeting Moments. Credit: Simon Richardson

Althea Efunshile on 24 Feb 2015

Travels in my Tardis

To mark National Libraries Day (Saturday 7 February), our Director of Libraries, Brian Ashley, blogs about his career in libraries and what they mean to him.

Nottingham Central Library

The little things make a difference.

Brian Ashley on 6 Feb 2015

What future for local authority museums?

John Orna-Ornstein, our Director of Museums, blogs about the future of local authority funded museums. 

John Orna-Ornstein on 26 Jan 2015

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