Category Archives: arts funding

Counter Culture White Paper

I have set up a small project to create a ‘Counter Culture White Paper’ partly in response to the recent DCMS White Paper but also as a way of bringing together all the thinking that has been happening in various … Continue reading

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An experiment at home

Throughout 2015 I looked at adverts for Artist in Residence schemes. I even applied for a few. Most of them were in schools and the briefs seemed to make the artist themselves the focus of the project. They would work … Continue reading

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Aspiration, poverty & art

I haven’t blogged for a while but a couple of things recently made me start thinking about this all over again. One was the article by Dawn Foster on the ‘poverty mindset’ (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/30/poverty-negative-spiral-fear-self-loathing ) providing rather harder evidence than my … Continue reading

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Towards a Progressive Arts Policy – cultural contracts

This week gone by has been another big week for talking about the arts and where we are headed.  I was unable to attend the RSA/Arts Council event on their proposal for a Cultural Contract.  I did however watch the … Continue reading

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Things I’d like to see (part 1): Real diversity in the arts

I’ve been thinking a lot, a lot, a lot about this.  And, you know me, talking about it quite a bit. The thing about diversity is – it’s quite diverse and there are going to be certain barriers that are … Continue reading

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Ask the Artist

Last night I went to the first Provocation to come out of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value – it was titled ‘Are cuts to funding the greatest threat to culture?’ Now the Commission are quite clear … Continue reading

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Show me the evidence!

George and Dave may still be intent on showing us the money but I say “show me the evidence!” In the last decade, with almost global access (and input into) the internet and its many web-based resources, we have moved … Continue reading

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