Creative Progression: Reflections on Quality in Participatory Arts

What does the word quality mean in a creative setting and how do we assess quality in the participatory arts? Using Creative Progression – an arts programme ran by Helix Arts – as a case study, freelance writer, researcher and consultant Francois Matarasso considers the use of the word ‘quality’ by arts professionals. To read […]

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Foghorn Requiem

North East music event set to inspire new generation of school children across the UK

A unique musical event, which brought international acclaim to the North East, is now set to inspire a new generation of school children across the UK. The Foghorn Requiem, staged at Souter Lighthouse, South Shields earlier this year, marked the decline of foghorns on the UK coastline with a specially-composed performance featuring three brass bands […]

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Building a Creative Nation

Building a Creative Nation – Making careers in the creative industry

A scheme has been rolled out across the country with a mission to create 50,000 new jobs in the creative sector. Building a Creative Nation aims to make careers in the creative industry which are available – and accessible – for young people. The campaign was officially launched last month with a manifesto by Creative […]

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