British Museum's Decision to Renew BP Sponsorship Is Backward-Looking

British Museum's Decision to Renew BP Sponsorship Is Backward-Looking

Elena Polisano  29.07.2016
By waving BP through their doors for another five years, the British Museum and its famous cultural neighbours - the National Portrait...
Sex Does Not Define How Well a Role Is Played or a Story Told - We Need More Gender Neutral Casting

Sex Does Not Define How Well a Role Is Played or a Story Told - We Need More Gender Neutral Casting

Anna Martine  29.07.2016
My hope is that the future of theatre is emancipated from these limitations, that gender stops being used to define who we are or what...
We're Having an Empathy Crisis - And There's Only One Cure

We're Having an Empathy Crisis - And There's Only One Cure

Rachel Stroud  27.07.2016
Right now, almost every day seems to bring another headline that sounds like it happened in a film. From violent attacks on innocent civilians,...
What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

Leila Johnston  19.07.2016
But there's another economy which does reward work which is exploratory in and of itself. "R&D in the arts" seems to be quite a new thing,...

Thoughts From London Writers' Week, Part Two: Ways We Can Create Greater Gender Equality In The Arts Industry

Jennifer Tuckett  19.07.2016
Recently I chaired the first University Women in the Arts event as part of London Writers' Week. University Women in the Arts is a one...
Thoughts from London Writers' Week: How Arts Education Can Create a More Sustainable Arts Industry

Thoughts from London Writers' Week: How Arts Education Can Create a More Sustainable Arts Industry

Jennifer Tuckett  13.07.2016
Last week I chaired a panel at London Writers' Week on how the industry and academia can work together to improve arts education and, via...
#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis  5.07.2016
The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as...

Don't Deny Access to the Arts to the People Who Need it Most

Nicky Goulder  1.07.2016
Next week is pivotal for the future of artistic diversity in the UK. On 4 July Parliament will debate whether the EBacc should include...

Why We Need to Urgently Address Arts Education Before Its Too Late

Jennifer Tuckett  30.06.2016
With the forthcoming debate on whether arts subjects should be a part of the new EBACC scheduled for July 4th in the Houses of Parliament,...
For Culture's Sake, Vote Remain

For Culture's Sake, Vote Remain

Christine de Leon  22.06.2016
The key reasons are both economic and cultural. The EU is the largest export market for the UK Creative Industries, making up 56% of all...
In Defence of the Arts: The Value of Arts and Humanities Degrees

In Defence of the Arts: The Value of Arts and Humanities Degrees

Lucy Moor  17.06.2016
With tuition fees at £9,000 a year and set to rise even further, the stakes are high, and a degree is becomingly increasingly viewed as...
GDIF: A European Outdoor Festival in London

GDIF: A European Outdoor Festival in London

Bradley Hemmings  16.06.2016
Whilst GDIF has been delighting audiences with free outdoor arts over the last 20 years, a wider revolution in the use of public space...
We Need to Harness Everyday Creativity to Create a Better Society

We Need to Harness Everyday Creativity to Create a Better Society

Jon Alexander  15.06.2016
We need this in every business, every home, and every school, to shape a more active, purposeful and engaged society. And we're only going...
London Musings

London Musings

Amelia Amin  13.06.2016
A few weeks ago, after a stressful day at work in the city I came home to find Ed stretched happily across the sofa like a contented cat...