The National Poetry Day (NPD) Research and Development Project 2002 acted upon and extended the recommendations of the NPD Research Project 2001, and fell into five categories: the development of new national partnerships to make NPD more sustainable; co
A mobile public lending library, housed in a hand crafted maple cabinet and accompanied by Head Librarian Annabel Other, toured to English seaside town hotels. Places visited included hotels in Eastbourne in East Sussex, Morecombe in Lancashire, Newquay
Arts About Manchester used spare capacity at performances and venues to offer a `smart discount` or free tickets to 20,000 first-time attenders.
Museums, galleries and performing arts venues welcomed first timers, sometimes giving them a special tou
The M6 project enabled major visual arts centres in the West Midlands to put on ‘taster’ events targeted at new audiences in under-represented areas.
These became known as ‘hotspots’. Free transport enabled many new attenders to visit such venues.
Nine artists created an object for mass production. These were sold in Homebase stores across the country. An exhibition of the prototypes and documentary material was shown at the Tate Gallery and then toured across the country.
Arts Council England worked on this project with the BBC, the arts agency The Culture Company, and The Studio of the North. Research assessed the impact on audiences of commissions of 12 live art works and the project supported an exhibition, marketing c