The Chancellor is backing the arts, it seems. But, asks Patrick Kelly, are other government policies going to shrink the growing creative economy?
The Mayor’s Music Fund has brought music practice to 8,500 London state schoolchildren. Simon Tait reports
Peter Millican, chief executive, King’s Place
Dea Birkett reflects on the best and the worst of the year
December is Disabled History Month, being marked by the arts charity Create with a special exhibition. Nicky Goulder, Create’s co-founder and chief executive, asks what opportunities are given to young disabled artists and what can be achieved when they are.
Antony Thorncroft bemoans how a great British theatrical institution has been reduced to humourless kitsch
Ion Paciu, founder of the Photoion Photography School, explores the pros and cons of instant photo editing, and how editing has changed over the years
Good practice guide: Sarah Wilson from Farnham Maltings explains why their new website can help venues find the act they’re looking for
Should our cities take control of their culture? In the first article in our cities feature, Alex Homfray of BOP Consulting reflects on its UK Cities Culture Report, and on the government’s recent Comprehensive Spending Review. Both pose new challenges for culture
Although the creative industries are worth £77 billion in gross value to the UK economy and constitute the fast growing sector providing 1.8m jobs, enterprises within it are still finding it hard to get investment. An initiative from the private sector spearheaded by a new £40m fund aims to steer cultural industries away from the effects of expected subsidy cuts towards new sources. Simon Tait reports