Brum Youth Trends

How do we account for invisible and visible power? How do we build accountability and pathways for these systems to change through tools like Brum Youth Trends? How do we stop using language and ideas that creates only a narrow gap for a ‘few lucky young people’ to get through and possibly join a …

Shaping the next ten years

In December this year Arts Council England plan to publish our next 10-year strategy. The strategy, which will shape how we deliver our development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020. Over the last 18 months, we have gathered a huge range of evidence and spoken …
The SPARC team is excited to announce the release of the Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts Handbook, designed as an introduction to the main findings of the Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts (UACA) project. A series of forthcoming publications will dig into the data in more detail. You can download a …
Humans have always responded to change, and to the impact of technology, with ingenuity, but today the pace and scale of change feels like something quite new. In part, this may be because our awareness of shifting environmental, economic and social currents is heightened by the constant connectivity provided by the internet. …