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Participation and PSA3

Before Sir Brian McMaster re-focussed our thinking towards excellence, the DCMS was spending a lot of time thinking about participation and how to deliver the Treasury PSA3 target (PSA = Public Service Agreement). The PSA3 programme has almost run its course, yet the key issues of increasing participation and engagement are here to stay. This […]

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Being Here – Youth Focussed Arts

A youth-focussed arts project in Southend-on-Sea that took one young homeless woman off the streets and into employment has been hailed a success by the DCMS. In this article, Rosemary Pennington, Cultural Development Officer for Southend explains why ‘Being Here’ has worked so well.

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Built to Last – ‘Marriage Material’

The ITC report on the need for small and medium scale theatre companies to take the time to invest in a long lasting mutually profitable touring and venue relationship – ‘marriage material’.

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Shared Vision: Lessons In Public Art

New village developments around Cambridge are creating an opportunity for new public art commissions. Andy O’Hanlon, South Cambridgeshire District Council Arts Officer, describes two such projects and the benefits they have brought to the area.

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New Face In Town

Suzanne Dimmock, Arts Projects Assistant with Allerdale Borough Council, describes how Public Art has made a m,ajor impact on a new town centre development in Workington, a town of just 30,000 people. Ther article outlines how the public art initiative was funded and is well illustrated. 

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Remember Filey

Butlin’s holiday camps have played a major part in the lives of many ordinary British people. Before the rise of package holidays, and worldwide travel, Butlins afforded an annual chance to relax, to socialise, meet new people,and have fun.

This article by Samantha Schneider, Arts Development Worker at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, describes an […]

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What The Dickens?

Claire Bigley, Drama and Literature Officer for Halton Borough Council describes the developing work of the Halton Actors in Residence (HAIR) and the growing impact they have had on communities and drama lovers in the North West of England.

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Back to the Future – Film in the Community

This article by Kay Ogilvie, Derbyshire Film fieldworker, describes how the tradition of cinema going can be sustained in small towns and villages and the positive effect this has on social cohesion.

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Dual in the Crown

Andy O’Hanlon, Arts Officer for South Cambridgeshire, outlines the benefits of dual-use facilities in schools and community centres at a time of budget constraints.

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Liverpool Arts – A World Turned Upside Down

nalgao asked Phil Taylor, Arts Development Manager for Liverpool City Council whether and how Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Programme was changing the way the Local Authority delivered its arts services and also what impact the year was having in the often invisible domain of community provision. This article outlines the radical effect of the 2008 […]

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