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Taking Part: What use is data?

Rachel McGuire, a Research Officer at Arts Council England, talks about our recently published regional Taking Part profiles, which look at cultural engagement across England, and the value of data in arts and culture.

Rachel McGuire on 6 Mar 2013

Live chat with Peter Bazalgette

Live chat with Arts Council Chair, Peter Bazalgette, Tuesday 5 March 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 5 Mar 2013 1 comment

'Believe you can and you're halfway there.' Theodore Roosevelt

Last week I attended two presentations given to Arts Council England Relationship Managers by Catherine Langabeer, Operations Director at Julie's Bicycle. Her talk focused on the background to why Sustainability matters, what the arts council is asking of organisations and how Julie’s Bicycle helps to deliver this.

Ian Rimington on 1 Mar 2013 2 comments

Working together or putting the wagons in a ring?

Unfortunately the catalyst for collaboration across our sector has often been finance rather than creative zeal. As the current context demonstrates, faced with future financial austerity we are once again attempting to co-operate across and within arts forms (and with the Arts Council) to get our financial arguments heard in government rather than to fully embrace collaborative working as a long-term organisational development strategy.

Richard Nutter on 25 Feb 2013

New fund strikes the right chord with music industry talent

Welcome to the first of my posts on the Arts Council’s blog channel. This blog and the ones which follow will give me and others working here - and within the sector in general - a space to communicate our passion for arts and culture and to share some of our knowledge about current issues. It’s also a place for conversation and I’m looking forward to reading some of your thoughts on the topics we talk about.

Alan Davey on 12 Feb 2013 2 comments

The Arts Council's Director, Libraries talks about the recent community libraries research

We’ve received a lot of interest in our research published last week, Community libraries – Learning from experience: guiding principles for local authorities. I thought it would be useful for me to reiterate some of the key findings from the research, and discuss how these informed our guiding principles.

Nicky Morgan on 29 Jan 2013 8 comments

Live chat with Alan Davey

Live chat with Arts Council Chief Executive, Alan Davey, Thursday 24 January 2013.

Welcome to the Arts Council live chat blog. Questions and answers from the live chats will be posted below.

Upcoming live chat information and transcripts can be found here. Join the live chat conversation #ACElivechat.

The live chat begins at 12pm.

artscouncil on 24 Jan 2013 1 comment

Live chat with Alan Davey

Live chat with Arts Council Chief Executive, Alan Davey, Wednesday 28 November 2012.

Welcome to the Arts Council live chat blog. Questions and answers from the live chats will be posted below.

Upcoming live chat information and transcripts can be found here. Join the live chat conversation #ACElivechat.

The live chat begins at 12pm.

artscouncil on 28 Nov 2012 4 comments

Artists' international development interview: Nathan Jones

This summer poet, performer and Creative Director of Mercy Nathan Jones, used Artists' international development funding for a five-day research trip to Berlin culminating in an Electronic Voice Phenomena performance at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and a workshop for Berlin-based artists in Liverpool.

We asked him about his work, the trip and his recommendations for artists undertaking a similar project.

artscouncil on 21 Nov 2012

Take Five at the EFG London Jazz Festival: hear from the musicians

This is the second of Martel Ollerenshaw’s blog posts about the Take Five talent development project. Read more about the project in her first post.

Martel Ollerenshaw on 16 Nov 2012

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