In the latest of our behind-the-scenes accounts from those taking their first steps in the arts world, Daniel Pitt, a graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud, tells us about some things that only a year ago he never would have expected to be doing.
It has been an unpredictable time for arts organisations. Recent graduate Tarnia Gracie describes what it was like starting out in the industry through the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme and how her organisation has continued to flourish.
Rowan Atkinson used to do a stand-up show in the early eighties which began with him emerging from a seat in the stalls…
Jo Morrison, Digital Projects Director at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, explains how an innovative collaboration between CSM, the Wellcome Trust and the V&A is bringing together art, crafts, medicine and people from different generations.
As The Theatres Trust’s 2011 Theatre Buildings at Risk Register is published today, Mhora Samuel, Director of independent advisory body The Theatres Trust explains what it aims to achieve, the current challenges facing theatre buildings and how local communities are helping to save their theatres.
Carole Souter, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), explains how lottery money is helping transform parks and green spaces across the UK.
Louisa Brownfield, part of the England squad currently competing in the World Netball Championships in Singapore blogs on progress so far and their chances of winning gold.
Jo Morrison, Digital Projects Director at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, explains how her institution and the other colleges that make up the University of the Arts London are embracing the creative and cultural opportunities offered by London 2012.
I was lucky enough last Thursday to see a preview of the TV ads that have been commissioned to help promote Britain overseas as we approach 2012.
Earlier this year, Oliver Sykes went being a temp to producing events for Manchester arts charity Contact thanks to the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Here he tells us about organising tours, dealing with budgets and creating (and performing in) his own monthly showcase for young aspiring comics in the north west.