Article Category: Feature Articles

Fiona Helleur on the Kecskemét International Cultural Exchange Programme

17 Sep

Fiona Helleur, Head of Youth Arts at The Youth Arts Centre, Douglas, Isle of Man writes about how she took her young people to Kecskemét in Hungary to take part in an International Cultural Exchange program with 3000 young people aged 8 – 18 from 30 different countries all of who stayed with local families and performed in front of appreciative audiences from all over the world.

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The Director of HOME hopes to make Manchester a ‘sticky city’ and to collaborate with Mayor Andy Burnham on integrating culture into healthcare, housing and transport agendas

7 Jun

Manchester City Council has appointed Dave Moutrey, Director and Chief Executive of HOME, as its new Director of Culture.

Read the full article: The Director of HOME hopes to make Manchester a ‘sticky city’ and to collaborate with Mayor Andy Burnham on integrating culture into healthcare, housing and transport agendas

Sara Whybrew explores the impact that the new T Level qualifications – an alternative to apprenticeships or A Levels – may have on the arts sector.

29 May

At Creative & Cultural Skills we believe that growth in our sector can’t really happen unless people are trained and skilled for the jobs that actually need doing.

Read the full article: Sara Whybrew explores the impact that the new T Level qualifications – an alternative to apprenticeships or A Levels – may have on the arts sector.

To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.

29 May

Della Hill, recruited as Development and Communications Officer: 'I had a lot more to offer than the skillset on my CV' Photo: Outroslide Photography

Read the full article: To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.

To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.

11 May

For the last eight years, the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary Programme has been helping arts employers fund meaningful, entry-level placements for low-income graduates, whose talents are nurtured and who are paid a salary approved by the Living Wage Foundation.

Read the full article: To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.

As new technologies open up the possibilities for creativity in stage performance, a new children’s theatre production showcases the potential of augmented reality. Sasha Kreindlin tells the story.

10 May

Augmented Reality (AR) is a concept that has surfaced over recent years in games on smartphones and PCs, and as its popularity has risen, global technology companies have developed real-live products in various interfaces.

Read the full article: As new technologies open up the possibilities for creativity in stage performance, a new children’s theatre production showcases the potential of augmented reality. Sasha Kreindlin tells the story.

A continuous talent stream - At the very heart of Jasmin Vardimon Company is a dedication to education and nurturing talent. Lauren Baldock explains who benefits and how.

10 May

Enlightened self-interest is a philosophy that states that an individual who acts to further the interests of others ultimately serves their own interests.

Read the full article: A continuous talent stream - At the very heart of Jasmin Vardimon Company is a dedication to education and nurturing talent. Lauren Baldock explains who benefits and how.

A candid response by What Next? Newcastle Gateshead to Arts Council England’s ten-year strategy consultation tells ACE to listen to the arts community in each region and “not lump everyone into the ‘North’”.

10 May

The Arts Council has been urged to raise the profile of the arts throughout England

Read the full article: A candid response by What Next? Newcastle Gateshead to Arts Council England’s ten-year strategy consultation tells ACE to listen to the arts community in each region and “not lump everyone into the ‘North’”.