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

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...
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....