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    Artists and other self-employed arts professionals are missing out by failing to take advantage of the tax rules designed to leave more money in their pockets. Alistair Bambridge explores the possibilities.

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    In part two of a series on diversity in the arts, Christy Romer says that labels like ‘diverse’ and ‘BME’ may fail to capture a person’s lived experience - but it would be harder to address inequality without them.

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    Visitor numbers may have grown, but the diversity of museum-goers in London has hardly changed over the past ten years. James Doeser and colleagues suggest what new research is needed if London’s museums are to understand how to attract new audiences.

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    Just how diverse is the arts workforce in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Find out with these Infographics collating the latest data. 

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    Following AP’s coverage of Arts Council England’s plans to impose a standardised system for measuring artistic quality on its National Portfolio Organisations, hundreds of artists, academics, arts professionals and other commentators across the world have taken to Twitter to share their views. The overwhelming majority are not impressed, as shown in this small but representative selection of comments…

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    Theatre for young audiences has suffered from low status and under-investment, but perceptions of its quality are changing, says Nina Hajiyianni.

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    Training has given many non-specialist fundraisers in the East of England the skills and confidence to make their case to potential funders, says Miranda Rowlands.

Readers' Comments

I have expanded a bit on this article and posted more information about the seminar we hosted with London museum audience research people...
Posted by JamesDoeser on Looking at Londoners
If you're interested in this topic, read this excellent blog from Sam Spence, Assistant Head of Service, about her leadership journey...
I haven't number-crunched these figures but - coming from the heritage side - I know that heritage funding has been cut year-on-year...
Thanks for this really interesting article Michelle - I think it's a very pertinent issue in the arts and one that is not talked about...
Posted by frances_richens on Organisations with staying power
All sponsorship is about influence in either a soft or hard way. Surely the benefit of using sponsorship to bring in audiences has to...
I read your article with interest Simon as I have been working at leadership for some time. I have been intrigued by the concept of...
Posted by Arthur Acheson on Producing leaders, not followers
I've got quite a lot of sympathy for Art Not Oil - I've been donating to Greenpeace for decades, and they of course did a very...
Posted by Esme on Exposing ethical questions
Thank you for your comment. There is a contrast in the role of a corporate sponsor that has some connection to exhibition content and...
Posted by Chris Garrard on Exposing ethical questions
Thank you for your comment. The full report I refer to draws upon 53 key pieces of material which had been drawn from hundreds of pages...
Posted by Chris Garrard on Exposing ethical questions
While I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment that funders and curators need to be separated at the line of programmatic planning, I have...
Posted by anonymous on Exposing ethical questions

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