Thinking

Thinking

Greenwich Town Centre plans for an active, cultural public realm

Greenwich Town Centre plans for an active, cultural public realm

Fourth Street co-wrote the High Streets for All bid for Greenwich Town Centre, one of 15 projects recently funded by the Mayor of London. Mary-Helen Young discusses the question: In an age of declining retail, how can high streets support non-transactional exchange through cultural and community uses and activity in public realm?

UK structural funds after Brexit

UK structural funds after Brexit

Mary-Helen Young reflects on the Levelling Up Fund and what it signals about the post-Brexit UK funding climate.

National Lottery Heritage Fund 2019-2024

National Lottery Heritage Fund 2019-2024

The Heritage Lottery Fund – sorry, the now rebranded National Lottery Heritage Fund – has just issued its new Strategic Framework for 2019 to 2024 and it includes some of the most significant changes to heritage funding since the National Lottery was introduced. Here is a ‘hot take’ on some of the bigger changes and what they could mean for the sector.

Blunt v Bryant: Diversity in the Arts

Blunt v Bryant: Diversity in the Arts

Dan Anderson weighs in on the Blunt / Bryant debate about exclusivity in the arts.

The Garden Bridge

The Garden Bridge

On a wave of public support and government backing, the Garden Bridge looks like it might actually happen. In this blog, Dan Anderson asks what purpose it serves and whether we should fund it.