Perception the biggest barrier to audience diversity, survey finds

28 October 2016

Also this week: England’s theatre sector becoming increasingly polarised, and three UK-led arts projects to support refugee integration.

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Perception the biggest barrier to audience diversity, survey finds

Fears that existing arts audiences resist ‘more diverse artistic product’ appear to be unfounded, ArtsProfessional’s latest Pulse survey suggests. Read more

England’s theatre sector becoming increasingly polarised

Theatre has seen a rise in income over the past four years, although the increases are concentrated in the hands of large organisations, a major new report has found. Read more

National Campaign for the Arts launches new initiatives to boost public support for investment

The National Campaign for the Arts has relaunched as part of a drive to increase public support for government investment in culture. Read more

Three UK-led arts projects to support refugee integration

Creative Europe funding will be used by arts organisations across Europe to challenge stereotypes and help refugees “socialise and express themselves”. Read more

Somerset House launches an “experimental workspace for artists, makers and thinkers”

Somerset House Studios launch this month, with 36,000 sq ft of space in the former Inland Revenue offices transformed into studio, rehearsal and project spaces. Read more

UNESCO Report Says Culture Makes Cities Safer and Stronger

The UNESCO makes a strong case for systematically fostering culture in city planning in its new “Global Report, Culture: Urban Future”. Read more



EVENTS

Museums at Night

Twice a year, not-for-profit cultural publisher Culture24 invites all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to throw open their doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways. Find out more

Autumn Cross Arts Teacher Preview Evening

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning invite teachers to a drinks reception at the Barbican. This event will be an opportunity to find out more about activities and opportunities offered to educators and their students. Find out more

Workshop for disabled film talent

In partnership with 104 films, this workshop will offer 16-24 year old's with a disability a masterclass in short filmmaking as well as an "Introduction to Directing" workshop. Find out more