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Director’s Blog – March 2020

Director’s Blog – March 2020

Being an artist of any artform, be it a socially engaged artist, a visual artist, performer, photographer, writer or whatever, is a tough business. I have been there myself and to be truthful, I found the freelance lifestyle a difficult one to manage. I lived in a permanent state of anxiety, and would constantly rehearse […]

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Director’s Blog – November 2019

Director’s Blog – November 2019

I was very interested to see recently the launch of The National Academy for Social Prescribing, backed by £5m of Government funding. It will aim to share best practice, develop accreditation and training and seek to improve the social prescribing evidence base. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “It’s about all of us in health, arts, culture, […]

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Director’s Blog – September

Director’s Blog – September

There are many misconceptions about ‘the voluntary sector,’ including the fact that those who work in it are all volunteers, or that because we love what we do so much and are dedicating our working lives to making social change of some kind, that we should be paid a pittance or indeed work for free. […]

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