The biggest ever invitation to tender issued by Arts Council England is for a contract to...

Liz Hill tells NPOs, ‘just say no’ to a fundamentally flawed scheme that will reveal more about...

A new diversity programme will shift power and resources to where they can be most effective. ...

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Director of the Clore Leadership Programme since 2008, SUE HOYLE has announced her intention to step down at the end of summer 2017 to...
Chris Cotton
Currently Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Albert Hall, Chair of Jerwood Space and a Director of Julie’s Bicycle, CHRIS COTTON is to...
Shaun Woodward
SHAUN WOODWARD, former MP and Cabinet Minister, has become the new Chair of LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). He succeeds...
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As she joins Punchdrunk as Executive Director, Rebecca Dawson looks back on her career so far. 
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The Chair of One Dance UK and former Chief Executive of Rambert, SUE WYATT, is to become Director of English National Ballet School from...

Latest Features

  • Production shot: woman bound by nurses

    Liz Hill tells NPOs, ‘just say no’ to a fundamentally flawed scheme that will reveal more about the nature of the audience than the quality of an arts organisation’s artistic work. 

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    With new technologies offering potential answers to a myriad of problems facing arts organisations, how can you sift out the ones that offer cost-effective solutions? Andrew Thomas makes some suggestions.

  • Photo of the exterior of Watermill Theatre

    The Watermill Theatre’s new box office management system has increased ticket sales and donations, and encouraged customers to book earlier, says Libby Penn.

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    What’s behind the current rise in interest in dance for older people? Hannah Osmond has been finding out.

  • Couple viewing a painting and sculpture by Anselm Kiefer

    What rights do artists have when their work is exhibited without their permission? Eleni Polycarpou considers the controversy surrounding the Anselm Kiefer exhibition in China.

  • Photo of three women drawing on a white wall

    The work that artists do in education, health and social care settings has long been undervalued, but Nick Ponsillo is hopeful that changes are on their way.

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    Realising they shared values and aims, Sage Gateshead and Newcastle United Foundation decided to team up. Wendy Smith describes a project that brought music lovers and football fans together. 

  • Dawn Walton and Shamser Sinha in rehearsals

    A new diversity programme will shift power and resources to where they can be most effective. Dawn Walton explains the thinking behind Eclipse Theatre’s new artist development initiative.

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I used to collect arts stats allegedly on quality and audience enthusiasm way back in the day, for a large international arts organisation...
Interesting to see another university taking up the baton Goldsmiths dropped when it decided to close the only MA in Participatory and...
What an exciting movement/plan to watch. Creating space for creative education can only launch new ways any culture can stretch into,...
With the recent election of Donald Trump and his subsequent executive actions it is clear the arts will once again be under heavy fire....
'The news comes as Jenny Baxter replaces ACE Area Director Simon Mellor as The Factory's Project Director.'
His article is very interesting, but proposing this, in a context like the Spanish, only leads to failure. I speak from my experience, from...
Posted by jesus_vil on Business models for everyone
This is a useful article, but what Jose’s article doesn’t say is that the free 45 page Toolkit that IETM have developed is based on the...
Posted by Paul Kelly20 on Business models for everyone
I am glad to read thoughts about "Business models in the arts", thanks, Jose! The point about "value creation" is very...
Posted by Lidia Varbanova on Business models for everyone
A great article on Legacy Fundraising. Readers might also be interested in downloading our recent research report on Legacy Fundraising on...
Posted by John Nicholls on Talking comfortably about legacies
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...

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