#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...
Event: Place Des Anges - Hull

Event: Place Des Anges - Hull

Roger Crow  3.07.2016
The City of Culture starts on January 1, 2017 and if this curtain-raiser is anything to go by, residents and visitors are in for a Hull...

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...
How Can Creative Technologies Develop as a 'Contemporary' Artform? Four Lessons From Dance

How Can Creative Technologies Develop as a 'Contemporary' Artform? Four Lessons From Dance

Leila Johnston  1.07.2016
But 'art' means something quite different to digital culture than to the established performance arts. In digital, everything is still...

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,...

What Politicians Can Learn From Artists About What It Is to Be Human

Scarlett Raven  29.06.2016
Someone once said that all art is political. I'm not sure that is completely true because while many artists do cross into the political...
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...
This Photographer Is Turning Pictures Of Commuters Into 16th Century-Style Artwork

This Photographer Is Turning Pictures Of Commuters Into 16th Century-Style Artwork

Sarah Ann Harris  22.06.2016
Anyone who regularly uses the London Underground would probably scoff at the idea that there is beauty to be found in the sweaty commute. But...

Showcasing Creativity

Dr Paul Thompson  22.06.2016
June is always an exciting time of year for anyone working in design, as this month marks student degree shows in UK art and design universities....
Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Leila Johnston  20.06.2016
I was very impressed with Rambert, and my response relates to my experiences of technology over the years - its 'experts', its attitude...
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...

Rwanda's Creative Industries Policy takes Shape through the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Salma Zulfiqar  17.06.2016
''It's really important to have creativity to solve challenges in society, especially following our troubled past. We have to be creative...
This Illustrator Captures Our Obsession With Instagram Beauty

This Illustrator Captures Our Obsession With Instagram Beauty

Rosy Cherrington  16.06.2016
Flawlessly contrived selfies, beauty hauls and inspirational quotes appear to make up the backbone of many women's Instagram posts - but...
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...