As we announce our National portfolio of regularly funded organisations for the next three years, Theatre Relationship Manager Stephen Freeman blogs about his work at the Arts Council, and how it helps support theatre companies within the portfolio and beyond.
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.
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 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.