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Former Head of LSO Discovery at London Symphony Orchestra, ELEANOR GUSSMAN, is set to join Spitalfields Music as its new Chief Executive. 
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The departing Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, JONATHAN CHURCH, will take up the same title at Sydney Theatre Company,...
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    Who do ‘pay what you can’ and ‘pay what you decide’ ticketing offers really benefit? Two organisations reveal whether it worked for them.

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    Want to attract support from local businesses? First you’ve got to learn to talk the talk, advises Jon Flinn

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    The 2008 crash shook Ali Pretty’s outdoor arts company hard. But after a bold decision to split the organisation in two, it’s now doing better than ever. 

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    Is an arts organisation dedicated to LGBT issues still necessary or even relevant? Yes, says Neil Anderson, so long as it moves with the times.

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    Unless arts organisations make their voices heard in the Government's Gift Aid consultation, the sector could shortly be facing a whole new set of challenges, says Philip Spedding.

  • How and why do rural touring companies thrive? Sue Robinson reviews the latest contribution from Francois Matarasso, a writer who has been helping her to answer similar questions for 20 years.

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I haven't seen any figures relating to this, but if people do tend to enter the field from dance then I imagine it would. It's...
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As a Dance/Movement Therapist, practicing in the US, I was wondering if you think or if any early research shows that this deacrease in...
We’re sad to read this here at the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and hope that our Resource Bank will help to increase young people’...
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Thank you for this article, it asks questions that need to be asked. I was left wondering if there is an idea on what people mean by...
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The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan needs to review her statement in relation to the proposed EBacc being the key to creating...
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I would love a debate about funding but (like 98% of the population) I do not regularly go on Twitter, I do not have a smart phone, I...
Hi Jeremy, I understand that there are real limitations with any digital debate - as you rightly said, many people may not engage with...
John – thank you for the thoughtful comment. The fear you mention is valid but a key point of the piece is that data is an essential...
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I read Libby's article with interest especially as it cited our own Arts Quarter research from 2012 which I commissioned and authored...
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The Ebacc itself relates to five core subjects, but we've already seen an impact in schools from the promotion of the EBacc as a...
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