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Multiplying leadership not leaders


Patriarchal models of arts leadership belong in the 19th century, says Mark Robinson – we need to develop more distributed, non-linear ways of working.

CPP network Power of Community event, hosted by Revoluton

Unlocking the potential of peer learning


Learning from collective experience offers a wealth of benefits to those willing to invest in building a network, write Amanda Smethurst and Tamsin Curror

Bruised not Broken exhibition, part of Museums Northumberland bait programme. Photo: Jason Thompson

Twelve new places to join our peer learning network


Today Arts Council England has announced the 12 new Creative People and Places projects that will be joining our national peer learning network.


Portraits of Millfield. Peterborough Presents. Photo: Eleven Farrer House

Change and collaboration: reflections on The Art of Wellbeing


Victoria Hume, director of the Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance shares her reflections about The Art of Wellbeing

Young man reading a poem

Flourishing cultural eco-systems


Jonathan Gross and Nick Wilson reflect on their recent research into cultural ecology and suggest what the future of progressive place-based policy and practice could look like

The Little Love Cabaret. Creative Scene. Photo: Roger Moody

Baby weighing and orchard planting: a new approach to arts and cultural management


Holly Donagh shares her thoughts on how new research exploring cultural eco-systems could be a template for change 

Police officer serving food in fish and chip shop

Research opportunity: exploring leadership approaches


A call for research proposals to map and analyse approaches to leadership 

Group of young people talking

A seat at the table


Challenging the notion of a ‘hard-to-reach community’ in Luton, Imrana Mahmood explores the need to create pathways that lead to meaningful inclusion.

Imrana Mahmood at The Power of Community symposium in Luton. Photo: Aleksandra Warchol

The power of collaboration


Uzma Raziq from Super Slow Way reflects on the power of collaboration in the arts, and what we can learn from the world of conflict transformation.

Group of people standing talking in Brierfield Mill as part of the Shapes of Water Sounds of Hope