Latest posts tagged as culture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Richard Russell on 12 Jan 2015

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.

Peter Knott on 25 Nov 2014

It is a generally accepted view among business leaders that cities and regions are drivers of economic growth more than nations and governments.

As Nigel Wilson, chief executive of Legal & General has observed: ‘The US doesn’t just have New York – San Francisco, LA, Boston and others are also premier league cities. In Germany, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich thrive alongside Berlin. We need the same in the UK.’

Alan Davey on 9 Oct 2014

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