In this podcast, Ingrid Koehler talks to her home town mayor about building cultural, economic and educational resources during and through the pandemic.
Named in honour of Scotland’s son, Robert Burns, the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award applauds the efforts of people who bring hope and inspiration – often in desperate situations – and help change lives for the better. Dr Digambar Narzary, Sister Lucy Kurien, and Paul Kasonkomona have all been shortlisted as finalists for the RBHA 2022.
This briefing explores how Lake Macquarie City Council focused on building their own cultural identity and to develop the community’s engagement in arts and culture through an internal reorganization or ‘convergence’ of arts, culture, and tourism – the three areas vital to the City’s ongoing transformation.
A book written to celebrate difference is being used by Cork City Libraries to support families with hearing impaired members to enjoy story time together.
This briefing sets out how policymakers and local councils in countryside areas can better understand and support their rural creative economies.
UK libraries are currently facing a crisis but it doesn’t have to be this way, the pandemic has amplified the need for community spaces and digital learning areas – giving libraries untapped potential if reimagined with the correct care and investment.
As arts and cultural organisations reset and repurpose, new funding and Arts Council England’s Delivery Plan 2021-24 set the direction for a greater focus on place-based approaches to arts and culture.
This briefing looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead for local sports and leisure services, considering the latest Active Lives data and research and recommendations by APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) to safeguard services for the future.