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Jane Wilson, Chair of AD:uk

Our Chair, Jane Wilson has written a major feature this week in Arts Professional stating that a voice within the local authority, able to talk from a position of knowledge about the role of arts and culture, is crucial.

As more and more local authorities reduce funding and staffing […]

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City in the Making: A week in Rotterdam

Catherine Rogers. ADUK and Chair of The Generator has just spent a week in Rotterdam. Catherine writes:

“As a Director of The Generator Loughborough CIC, I recently travelled to Rotterdam to immerse myself for a week in the amazing project, City in the Making. I am a Director of an emerging space in the town […]

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Cultural Commissioning Toolkits

The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources on cultural commissioning for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS and others wanting to work with arts and cultural providers. A range of toolkits are available on specific areas at: • Cultural […]

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Our Cultural Commons: A national conversation about local culture has just begun

Where was your first cultural experience? And where will be your last? Chances are the answer to both those questions will be ‘close to home’.

Our Cultural Commons is a new national conversation about local cultural infrastructure – what works, what doesn’t, how and where it thrives – and how it could reach its full […]

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CASE Local Culture and Heritage Profiles

The new CASE Local Culture & Heritage Profile Tool is a quick and easy way to get hold of a range of data useful to anyone working in local cultural and heritage-related policy making. Building upon the success of Sport England’s Local Sport Profile Tool, the Culture and Heritage Tool is a free resource that […]

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Case Study: Empty Shops

Inspired by the ‘To Let’ Signs outside of the empty shops Pennine Lancashire’s LET project turned “Empty spaces into creative places”. Under the collective working group Creativity Works, five local authority districts (Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Ribble Valley) came together to work on an empty shop programme. Three joint working themes were […]

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Crossing Boundaries – An Evaluation of The Greater Manchester Strategic Arts Fund

Crossing Boundaries describes how Arts Officers in the Greater Manchester area have worked together with a centralised funding pot to create a number of participative arts project with a range of social and economic outcomes for their areas.

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