The Museum Series: The Artist and Curator

The Museum Series: The Artist and Curator

Alexander Bowden  28.07.2016
This month I spoke with the brilliant Matt Smith, an artist and curator based in Hove, UK. Matt discussed the links between art and curatorship...
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,...

The Republic of Korea Partners With Unesco for Stronger Cultural Industries in Uganda

Salma Zulfiqar  21.07.2016
With East Africa rapidly emerging as one of the the world's creative and entrepreneurial hotspots, UNESCO is launching a new project in...
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...

Loz From Ride Grills Me About Violet Beauregarde's Gum

Piney Gir  19.07.2016
For all the indie music lovers out there, you'll know that Loz Colbert is of course the drummer from seminal 90's shoegaze band, Ride....
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...
This Is Why There Are Thousands Of Naked People Painted Blue Around Hull

This Is Why There Are Thousands Of Naked People Painted Blue Around Hull

Sarah Ann Harris  9.07.2016
This article contains nudity Thousands of people have stripped and been painted blue as they starred in a huge installation to celebrate...
#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

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...