This year Jerwood Arts published a toolkit for cultural organisations, designed to encourage greater socio-economic diversity in the arts. Julie Lomax, Chief Executive of a-n The Artists Information Company, sees it as a starting point for helping solve the sector’s ‘class crisis’ – but arts consultant Chrissie Tiller isn’t so sure. – via Arts Professional
Why do so many artists not include a fee for their own time when they apply for funding? Lilli Geissendorfer explains how Jerwood Arts is challenging a pervasive low-pay culture – via Arts Professional
Funders are increasing their demands for data from arts organisations while only paying lip service to quality in their own statistics. It’s time to stop indulging them, says Jonathan Knott – via Arts Professional
The £150m Creative Industries Sector Deal supports the development of creative clusters and the roll out of a creative careers programme but prioritises digital businesses over culture. Report from Arts Professional’s Liz Hill.
New moves to halt decline of arts activities in primary schools
Arts education professionals and politicians have met as a first step to tackling the structural problems causing the arts to be neglected in many schools. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports for a-n.
As one of Arts Council England’s cohort of Change Makers, a group of diverse leaders, Andrew Miller reflects on why he accepted the opportunity and what might change as a result. Article for Arts Professional.
The UK City of Culture competition brings great benefits – to the losers as well as the winners – but as more cities, towns and even villages express interest, Andrew Dixon asks if changes are needed. Report via Arts Professional.
Education networks unite to extend cross-cultural collaboration
A national assessment of UK research has found partnering with academics can inspire arts organisations and practitioners to create innovative news projects. Article by Christy Romer from Arts Professional.