Arts Council England blog

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

Take Five at the London Jazz Festival

This weekend sees the end of the 20th edition of the London Jazz Festival. Forty events at the festival feature musicians who have participated in the talent development project Take Five, including a bespoke performance this Saturday by the 10 participants in the first edition of Take Five: Europe

Martel Ollerenshaw on 15 Nov 2012

Share your economic impact study and help make the case for arts investment

The cultural sector is a vital part of the UK’s economic success – delivering on a global and local scale. Economic impact studies are a great way to demonstrate the impact of our work and make the case for continued investment in arts and culture?

A number of tools have been developed that allow value to be measured using economic valuation methods but choosing the right one is not straightforward.

artscouncil on 8 Nov 2012 8 comments

Experiments in mobile ticketing

Are you thinking about trying out a mobile ticketing model for your venue? Watch our video update on the progress of ‘LSO Pulse’, London Symphony Orchestra’s pilot digital R&D project which is testing mobile marketing and ticketing, allowing students to purchase discounted concert tickets through mobile apps.

artscouncil on 5 Nov 2012

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