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.
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.
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.
Our Creative industry finance pilot programme raised a few eyebrows when it was launched in May last year.
Wednesday morning. I attend the first of Julie’s Bicycle’s Wednesday Webinars on environmental reporting for arts and cultural organisations. I’m not the most digitally up-to-date and webinars are new to me. This one is how to compete an Industry Green Tool entry. I watch a live on-screen demo whilst listening to Luke Ramsay from Julie’s Bicycle talk it through and answer questions.
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.
Live chat with Arts Council Chair, Peter Bazalgette, Tuesday 5 March 2013.
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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.
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.