Our Director, Touring & North, Michelle Dickson, blogs about the latest record breaking round of our Strategic touring programme…
Peter Knott, our Midlands Area Director, blogs about the impact of Lincolnshire based SO Festival, and says goodbye to arts and culture champion Doreen Stephenson.
Do you remember the last conversation you had with someone about a place they love and why?
It’s seven days since I began my new job at Arts Council England, so I thought that I would take the opportunity to share some thoughts and experiences from my first week as Chief Executive.
I’m very much in learning mode at the moment. As well as meeting the teams based in each of our nine offices around the country, I also wanted to ensure that I took the opportunity to meet some of the people who run the broad range of arts and cultural organisations that are supported by Arts Council England.
It’s my first day at Arts Council England and I would like to use the first of my regular blogs to introduce myself.
John Orna-Ornstein, our Director of Museums, blogs about the future of local authority funded museums.
Digital Utopias, which took place at Hull Truck Theatre earlier this week, was a one-day conference which aimed to inspire and incite debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts. The conference set out to capture topical and diverse approaches to curation, archiving, collecting and creating from a range of art forms, from the visual arts to theatre.
Last year we commissioned a research study, from economists Daniel Fujiwara and George MacKerron, examining how different arts and cultural institutions affect levels of happiness. Richard Russell, our Director of Policy and Research, blogs about the results, which we've just published.
Our departing Chief Executive Alan Davey blogs for us for the last time.
Swallows and Amazons - Bristol Old Vic. Credit: Simon Annand
I’m told I have a last opportunity to say anything I want, to get it off my chest. To say the words I want to leave ringing in the air as I leave the Arts Council.
Our Midlands Area Director, Peter Knott, tells us how we need to share our stories in order to keep making the case for public investment in arts and culture.
I think we would all agree that we are working in a time of economic challenge, but opportunities, possibilities and above all a positive future remain obtainable. These are extraordinary times and we need to find extraordinary solutions.
The dinner table conversation at my house last week revolved around the difficult environment facing museums at the moment. My family were asking me the question:
‘Why would anyone choose to work in a museum?’