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Cultural Institute Arts and Digital Ideas Labs – courtesy of Tim Mitchell

Need inspiration? Speak to people who think differently to you

Katherine Bond is the Director of Innovation at Cultural Institute, King's College London which is funding and supporting Joining the Dots. She tells the hub how brilliant ideas don't come out of no-where and why she's in favour of sharing knowledge.Read More

audience at seas club Tromso

Time for a change in commissioning and touring new music?

After widespread consultation within the music industry, the hub is focusing on three key areas for our Joining the Dots project. In the second of three blogs giving greater insight into our themes, we look at how using digital technology could get more people to gigs and spend more when they are there.Read More

Drenge

New music has never had a golden age unless it’s right here, right now

New music has never had a golden age - unless it's right here, right now says Tom Robinson as the Joining the Dots programme launches encouraging bright ideas to make the music industry more viable. Read More

Roller Trio

A time of seismic change in music requires new models

As arguments about how to monetise music in a digital age continue, the hub’s director Julia Payne says new funding and support project Joining the Dots could be the answer.Read More

Kicking off a summer of work with the National Campaign for the Arts

the hub is excited to be working with the National Campaign for the Arts this summer. Over the next three months we’ll be working with the NCA, which campaigns and avocates for the arts sector across the UK, to help the organisation chart a new strategic course. At a time of almost unparalleled change in […]Read More

New approaches to marketing UK creativity internationally – presentation for the Westminster Media Forum

Earlier this week, I took part in a panel at Westminster Media Forum's 'The UK Creative Industries in the International Market' seminar, chaired by Mike Weatherley MP.Read More

New MusicLeader publication, following hub’s membership research

Last year the hub worked with the MusicLeader team, carrying out research amongst its 11 000 members, and providing recommendations for the strategic development of the service. Since then, MusicLeader, which exists to raise the quality, value and impact of music leadership in the UK, has extended its network into East Anglia and the South […]Read More

the hub explores talent development with English Folk, Dance & Song Society

Over the summer, the hub will be working with EFDSS to explore how best the organisation can support the development of new work and emerging talent in the folk music sector. EFDSS aims to ?nourish artistic innovation and excellence and develop the reach of English folk and new acoustic music in the UK and its […]Read More

Supporting Musicians Abroad ? hub report published by Arts Council England and the British Council

Arts Council England and British Council have published Supporting UK Musicians Abroad, a summary of research carried out by the hub last year, which provided recommendations for how the two organisations could work together more effectively to maximise the impact and benefit of their support for musicians and music organisations wishing to develop their work […]Read More

Mayor?s music education strategy published following hub-led consultation

Following initial consultation carried out by the hub last year, the Mayor of London has launched Making Music Matter, his music education strategy for London 2010-12. Published earlier this month, just over a year after the first ever Mayor?s Music Education Summit which the hub also produced and which kicked off the consultation process, the […]Read More