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After 26 years in the role, JENNI LOMAX is to step down as Director of the Camden Arts Centre from July 2017.

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    Quotas in the arts failed in the 1980s. But now is the time to champion their reintroduction, across workforce and artistic programming, argues Christy Romer in the fifth in a series of articles.

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    Andy Dawson explains how the RSC’s schools programme inspires children through Shakespeare while avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ model.  

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    As the funding landscape shifted, universities emerged as an ideal partner for creative producers Threshold Studios. Uzma Johal and Barry Hale reveal how they have been collaborating with the University of Lincoln. 

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    Tired of seeing classical music magazines filled with middle-aged white faces, James Fleury proposes four ‘mental makeovers’ that could help increase diversity in the sector. 

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    Calculating return on investment is a great way to measure the effectiveness of arts marketing activities. Carol Jones explains exactly how to do it.

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Readers' Comments

Can't but think we've made not much progress in the last 20 years. At Stratford East in the early 90s we tried to operate a...
Hi Priti. Thanks for your comment. Have you implemented quotas at ShivaNova/Equator Festival?
Posted by ChristyRomer on Arts diversity: The quota conversation
Those organisations that resist any form of quotas resist thinking about diversity, as having quotas forces you to think about whom you are...
Posted by Priti Paintal on Arts diversity: The quota conversation
"The lack of diversity in the classical arts has been the elephant in the room for years." - No, it hasn't. Only among the...
Posted by GeraldBrennan on A mental makeover for classical music
I first thought this article was a brilliant satire, criticizing a form of populist PC culture which attacks classical music for failing to...
Posted by John Borstlap on A mental makeover for classical music
Heh, that's kitsch, not 'kitch'.
Actually, in the 2nd half of the 18th century, the past was firmly getting into the minds of the most enlightened practitioners of serious...
Posted by John Borstlap on A mental makeover for classical music
Why privilege classical music over, say, popular music, in the musical education of children? For the same reason we privilege literacy...
Very well said. Thanks you.
Posted by GeraldBrennan on A mental makeover for classical music
Can I question the assumptions a little, whilst absolutely embracing the need for ROI. The decision to take up an offer (even an exclusive...
Posted by Chris Grady on A simple formula to measure success

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