On March 19th, after a lengthy inquiry, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee produced its report on live music, drawing on numerous evidence submissions, including from the Live Music Exchange. Having followed the proceedings, this post sees LMX’s Martin Cloonan and Adam Behr assess the contents of the report, beyond the headlines.
Band on the Wall in Manchester is one of the city’s longest-running music venues. This interview with its Chief Executive highlights some of the difficulties in running a small music venue in 2017 and shows that even Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations are not necessarily immune to the issues posed by city centre development. It also highlights the importance …
Chase Park Festival is one of the UK’s most inclusive festivals and is one of very few to have been awarded Gold for accessibility by Attitude Is Everything. This week’s blog post by the festival’s organiser, Alistair McDonald, gives some background to the festival, lays out some ideas for best practice around accessibility, and offers some more general advice to …
This is Arts Council England’s major report on the New Audiences Programme. It represents the culmination of a five year scheme which supported audience development initiatives across the country.
An Arts Council England report on orchestral provision in the region – includes information about local provision, visiting orchestras, venues, promoters and local council support.
A report into the growing arts festival sector in Yorkshire which provides evidence of festivals’ contributions to the economic, social and cultural life of the region.
A report exploring the funding and development opportunities for British musicians and music organisations to export and develop international markets for their work.
A review of research on the economic and social impact of the arts which identifies methodologies and key research needs, as well as providing a practical resource for those working in the field.
Sets out Arts Council England’s ten-year vision with five ambitious goals at its heart.
Sets out what Arts Council England will do to deliver its ‘Achieving great art for everyone’ goals and priorities over the years 2011-15.