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Guest blog: No Added Sugar deliver their one thousandth project and tell us how they have created and run a successful arts business

Guest blog: No Added Sugar deliver their one thousandth project and tell us how they have created and run a successful arts business

Our One Thousandth Project and our 16 year journey. No Added Sugar is a specialist participatory arts organisation managed by professional artists Toni and Gordon Dickinson. Our mission is to promote inclusion and provide creative opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. We provide platforms for participants to realise their untapped creative potential through … Continue reading

Guest blog: Arctic Convoys Project. Dawn Gorman talks about the interplay between heritage and creative writing, and how a group of young Scouts discovered that they were writers.

Guest blog: Arctic Convoys Project. Dawn Gorman talks about the interplay between heritage and creative writing, and how a group of young Scouts discovered that they were writers.

I’m a freelance writer and arts facilitator, which in practice means I run creative writing workshops, devise and run community engagement arts projects, and collaborate with artists, musicians and others (recently a firm of undertakers) – so to expect the unexpected is both part of the job description and one of the principal pleasures of … Continue reading

Guest blog: Wylye Valley Art Trail Coordinator Laura Rich considers the inclusive role of open studio events and the impact on the participating artists.

Guest blog: Wylye Valley Art Trail Coordinator Laura Rich considers the inclusive role of open studio events and the impact on the participating artists.

Mentoring the artist’s way. Dip into the Wylye Valley Art Trail. Anthony Connolly, recently listed as one of Britains top portrait painters by the Mall Galleries, was my A-Level art teacher. I remember him coming into class and singing sentences accompanied by playing his guitar. I loved the way he taught without actually ever saying … Continue reading

Guest blog: “But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” Claire Williams, Creative Learning Officer for Pound Arts discusses whether Art can make a difference

Guest blog: “But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” Claire Williams, Creative Learning Officer for Pound Arts discusses whether Art can make a difference

“But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” On 13th April 2017 Pound Arts, in partnership with Bath Spa University created and delivered an Arts and Social Change day which included two screenings of Ken Loach’s BAFTA award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, discussions following each screening, arts and social … Continue reading

Guest blog: Ceramicist Geraldine Francis considers the challenges and benefits of delivering Arts Award as an artist practitioner

Guest blog: Ceramicist Geraldine Francis considers the challenges and benefits of delivering Arts Award as an artist practitioner

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to receive a grant towards training as an Arts Award Adviser. Arts Award is a scheme which allows young people to evidence their creative activities and gain a nationally recognised qualification. As a Montessorian and an admirer of the Reggio Emelia philosophy the structure of this programme … Continue reading

Guest blog: Jo Newman from Salisbury Playhouse reflects on South West Theatre Symposium and promoting diversity and equality

Guest blog: Jo Newman from Salisbury Playhouse reflects on South West Theatre Symposium and promoting diversity and equality

“Fear of doing something ‘wrong’ must be replaced by fear of ‘doing nothing’ ” Jamie Beddard (Co-Director, Diverse City) Jamie Beddard’s rousing provocation opened the South West Theatre Symposium at Salisbury Playhouse on 10th February 2017, alongside Paula B Stanic (writer), Cassandra Wye (storyteller) and Hannah Petley (director) who each shared inspirational and insightful words … Continue reading

Guest blog: Stephanie Jalland talks about Hoodwink’s ‘A Winter’s Trail’ – commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral with support from Arts Council England.

Guest blog: Stephanie Jalland talks about Hoodwink’s ‘A Winter’s Trail’ – commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral with support from Arts Council England.

Stephanie Jalland, Artistic Director of Hoodwink, company in residence at Salisbury Arts Centre, has been creating original and inventive performances and events for almost twenty years; indoors, outdoors, touring at home and abroad, in response to specific sites and both with and without participation from communities across the age ranges. A delightful and magical body … Continue reading