Working on it

Our Director for Policy and Research, Richard Russell, blogs about the Arts Council’s ambition to support a better skilled and more diverse workforce across the arts and culture sector.

Sound Beam Dream by 3DOM, 2014. Photo by Matt Stewart.

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).


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.

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

SO Festival: The art of place making

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?


7 Days Later…

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.


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