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Data with a soul?

‘Maybe stories are just data with a soul.’ Brené Brown

Cat Hammersley, our Senior Manager for Data Reporting and Analysis, blogs about why we should all be getting excited about our new data principles. (Really).


A rural adventure

A significant portion of England’s population lives in rural areas, where access to the arts is often limited. Michelle Dickson, our Director for Touring and Yorkshire, reflects on how to bring the work to the people.

Delegates at the National Rural Touring Forum conference. Photo by Trish Thompson, © Creative Arts East


Feeling the Heat

With 2015 looking like a critical year for responding to climate change, Relationship Manager Ian Rimington reflects on why we need cultural leadership.

66 Books at The Bush Theatre. Photo: Philip Vile


No More Islands

Brian Ashley, our Director of Libraries, blogs about how our new WiFi in Libraries programme aims to produce more equitable access to knowledge , where people are free to explore that knowledge with others or together; and the exciting potential of what might happen next.

The Next Generation of Fundraisers

Jessica Hilton has spent the past year based at Hull Truck Theatre as part of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Fellowship scheme: an Arts Council funded programme which has been so successful over the last two years that we’ve now rolled it out nationally. She blogs about her experiences and the impact it’s had on her career in the arts.


More reasons to love libraries

Our Chief Executive Darren Henley spoke at the British Library's Enterprising Libraries event last night. He blogs about his love of libraries and how the Arts Council is investing in their future.

The British Library's Business & IP Centre

I love libraries.


The possibilities are endless

Our Chief Executive Darren Henley blogs about his week of giving speeches and the importance of investing in cultural education.

Writer, illustrator and new Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Photo: Tom Pilston

5 reasons to love museums

Today (Wednesday 10 June) is the launch of I Love Museums, a new campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) to celebrate and support UK museums.

People across the country today are sharing why museums are important to them, and we’re bringing you our Museums Director, John Orna-Ornstein, with his top 5 reasons to love this country’s museums.



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