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‘Changing the cultural landscape isn’t too mighty a task’ (Jess Thom)

Creative People and Places have just published my ‘reflection’ on their recent conference in Wolverhampton, alongside several other responses and a really good video featuring some of the CPP participants who attended. (The conference took place at the rather lovely Lighthouse, which is … Continue Reading

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So what so what so what’s the scenario? (2017 12” remix)

It is 7 years today since my first blog under the Thinking Practice banner. I’m not going to talk right now about the time I’ve had since, but thank everyone I’ve worked with for keeping me useful, interested, learning and paid. … Continue Reading

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Storifying the creative case

[View the story “Creative Case North National Event” on Storify] Last week, for one day, I had a job title again. I quite like avoiding having a job title whenever possible, only adopting one when forms require it, but last … Continue Reading

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Northern Arts’ Case for Capital (Throwback Special)

North East England’s Case for Culture, which I wrote about yesterday, was at least partly inspired by the example, some might say the myth, of a 1995 document produced by Northern Arts, the Case for Capital. This set out what … Continue Reading

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Not so easy philanthropy

There’s a kind of irony that this week has seen the publication of the first evaluation report on ACE’s Catalyst programme and the announcement of the closure of Ideas Tap, an organisation supporting young creative talent, backed by philanthropist Peter … Continue Reading

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#artsreportsforall

The last 10 days has seen a plethora of noteworthy reports and policy announcements (ie > 1). Just as I prepared to sit down to blog about one, along would come another. I want to discuss two here with some … Continue Reading

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Etchasketch policy making?

Culture at King’s have published an unusual, interesting and potentially important report on arts education policy, Step by step: arts policy and young people, written by James Doeser. The report is unusual because it takes a long, historical, view of … Continue Reading

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In favour of … Dialogue

I met 10 people at the bus-stop the other day, a football team whose goalkeeper/minibus-driver had left without them. They needed some money to get to their game. I only had £10 on me, but I decided to give £4 … Continue Reading

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