Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

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Arts Council 10-year strategic framework refreshed : Achieving great art and culture for everyone

  Summary   Refresh of the Arts Council’s ten-year arts and cultural strategy bringing together previous documents ‘Achieving great art for everyone’ (2010) and ‘Culture, knowledge and understanding’ (2011). The new document is entitled ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone’ 10 year strategic framework 2010-2020 New document is a yellow book which encompasses both previous…

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UK City of Culture programme – history and update as Hull wins the 2017 title

This briefing covers the result of the UK City of Culture competition including background to the competition and essential information about likely impact and legacy both of winning and of losing the competition. In 2002-3, the department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) ran a competition to choose a city as the UK representative in…

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Viewpoint: Rebalancing our Cultural Capital

David Powell, Visiting Professor at the London East Research Unit, blogs for LGiU about the need to tackle the bias towards London in public funding of the arts. His blog is based on the new report, ‘Rebalancing our Cultural Capital‘, which he produced with Peter Stark and Christopher Gordon independently.   Public spending on the arts is…

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What do we know about the role of arts in social care?

'What do we know about the role of arts in social care?' was commissioned from Consilium by Skills for Care. It reviews available evidence on the role of arts in the delivery of adult social care. Its particular research remit is to draw out the implications for staff training and development in arts-based activities for…

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Viewpoint: Pick up self help reading from local libraries

There has been a major step change in the way in which public libraries can make a difference to the health and well being of local people. In this guest viewpoint the Reading Agency's Debbie Hicks discusses the innovative 'Books on Prescription' scheme.

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Viewpoint: Betting shops are a growing problem, so let’s work together to solve it

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes for LGiU on the growing problem of betting shops on our high streets The high speed, high stakes casino gaming machines in betting shops now constantly in the news have been described as “the crack cocaine of gambling”, and evidence suggests they are the most addictive form of gambling…

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Cultural Education: policy update

This briefing provides an update on government supported cultural opportunities to be accessed by all young people in England, with a particular focus on a new document that brings together current good school practice in creativity for young people and documents government supported programmes in a range of arts areas going forward. Cultural Education: a…

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Culture and Sport Toolkit: contending with the NPPF

The 2012 National Planning Policy Framework introduced a new planning system. The Toolkit aims to help local authorities, culture and sport professionals and third sector stakeholders navigate the system to secure infrastructure for culture and sport.

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Envisioning the library of the future: a report commissioned by Arts Council England

Envisioning the library of the future is a 2012 programme of research commissioned by the Arts Council to help develop a long-term vision for public libraries in England. Envisioning the library of the future Phase 1 and 2 full report is an independent report by Ipsos Mori and Shared Intelligence. A review of innovations in…

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A Holistic Approach to Valuing our Culture

A Holistic Approach to Valuing our Culture asks: “How can a transparent decision be made…to invest in culture rather than health or education?” DCMS should: - adopt a holistic approach to valuing our culture which combines economic and non-economic methods - make available a full set of tools to help funding applicants use both economic…

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