Altogether now: how collaborations between independent music producers and established arts organisations can benefit all
In these straitened times, everyone suddenly wants to collaborate. For independent music producers though, collaboration has long been a way of life, and a way of making great work. In this blog, recently published by Guardian Culture Professionals, hub director Julia Payne explores how collaborations with these independents can benefit established arts organisations. In music, [...]→ Read more
Getting happy at INTERROGATE!
For the last few months, it’s all been about happiness within the hub team, as we worked hard to programme this year’s INTERROGATE! festival at Dartington, which took place earlier this month. I’m not sure that ‘festival’ is the right noun for INTERROGATE!, including as it does a punch packing programme of performances, panel discussions, [...]→ Read more
New Music Plus: long term evaluation shows real artistic and audience development impact
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Changes to tax relief announced in the budget will hit the arts sector
In last week’s budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced changes to the amounts of tax relief individuals will be able to claim that are almost certain to hit big gift donations to the arts sector, as well as the wider charitable sector. In his budget statement the Chancellor said, “From next year, anyone seeking to claim [...]→ Read more
Our thoughts on creating more apprenticeship opportunities for small music businesses
Response to the Skillset DCMS Creative Industries Council report and how we hope to work with Creative & Cultural Skills→ Read more
We’re interrogating happiness!
Here at hub towers, it’s all about happiness right now. That’s because we’ve just started work on programming this year’s Interrogate! festival at Dartington, which will take place 12-14 October. This year, the focus of this unique little festival – which has one foot in Dartington’s arts programme and the other in its social justice [...]→ Read more