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Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales, JANE MCCLOSKEY, will become Chair of National Dance Company...
JO KEMP has become Director of Business Development at Derby-based Hubbub Theatre Company. She joins from Nottingham City Museums and...
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Producer KENNY WAX has been appointed President of Society of London Theatre (SOLT). He takes over from current President, CARO NEWLING,...
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Chief Executive and Artistic Director at South Hill Park Art Centre for the past 16 years, RON MCALLISTER is to step down to work on...
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Associate Director at the National Theatre, NADIA FALL, is to replace KERRY MICHAEL as Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East....

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    If you’re an introvert, don’t listen to advice telling you to change: you are awesome and you will succeed, advises David Taylor.

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    Only 8% of people regularly engage with publicly funded art, but every day people are creating their own versions of culture. Nick Wilson and Jonathan Gross report on research that makes the case for a new approach to cultural policy.

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    Hiring out space is an easy revenue stream for many arts venues. Andrew Thomas shares tips on how to manage underused assets. 

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    Delivering training to creative businesses across Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean has taught Visiting Arts the value of forming relationships face-to-face, says Sophia Victoria.

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    As producer-in-residence of a whole town, Bridget Floyer explains how she treats the residents as neighbours rather than audiences or participants.

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    Are free and discount ticket schemes key to reaching new audiences or do they simply benefit existing bookers? Michael Volpe shares Opera Holland Park’s experiences.

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    A new study looking at the benefits of visual art activities for people living with dementia should provide the evidence that decision-makers need, say Teri Howson-Griffiths and Gill Windle.

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    With fewer students studying creative subjects at school, the UK’s Bridge organisations have taken on the challenge to promote the arts. Sarah Mumford explains what is happening in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Readers' Comments

I'm Kirsty Hoyle, Director of Include Arts and previously Project Manager of the Relaxed Performance Project (2013). We work across...
This is a really useful and interesting article. But there is one thing it misses that can create a bit of a wedge between arts and tourism...
Posted by Paul Kelly20 on On the tourist map
Cities have a problem, yes. But try living in a rural area like the South West when you're not wealthy. High housing costs, and no...
I agree with the authors in suggesting that quantification naturally invites comparison against others, but then, who doesn't already...
To be fair, I'm not sure the ACE Quality Metrics are about "valuing one artful over another". Of course they're far...
While agreeing with everything in this article, I also couldn't help wondering what the audience responses would have been had this...
Posted by Don Keller on What are we counting?
"The Federation is very sorry not to be coming back to Hull"?? Are you not forgetting there are Federation members in all the...
The Federation is very sorry not to be coming back to Hull. We had welcomed many of the measures in the Labour manifesto when they were...
I'm not sure what's meant by 'pulling out' other than that CIF won't now have anyone joining the Labour Leader and...
The manifesto's section on Sport opens by saying "Sport must be run in the interests of those who participate in it and love it,...

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