From issue 281 Author(s): Liz Hill
Two groups of England’s most senior arts bosses have gone on the offensive in an attempt to ensure that the election manifestos of all political parties include a commitment to the fairer geographic distribution of arts funding.
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FELIX CROSS MBE, who became Artistic Director of Nitro (then Black Theatre Co-operative) in 1996, is stepping down to focus on Nitro Australia from his base in Sydney. The company in the UK will be...
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Chief Executive of York Museums Trust, JANET BARNES is set to retire at the end of the year after 13 years in post. 
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Super Slow Way, a major arts commissioning programme for Pennine Lancashire, has appointed LAURIE PEAKE as its Director. She was previously Director of Projects and Programmes for Liverpool Biennial...
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Six new trustees have been appointed to the board of the Collections Trust: Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, JANE HENDERSON; Head of Arts and Museums at Leicester City Council, SARAH LEVITT;...
From issue 281 Author(s): Michelle Wright
At a time when fundraising for the arts seems mostly to be done by white females, Michelle Wright speaks to development professionals about how we can face this diversity crisis.
From issue 281 Author(s): Brendan Keaney
Following a recent weekend for aspiring dance leaders, Brendan Keaney is sure that in just a few days the participants were able to take important steps on the road to leadership.
From issue 281 Author(s): Julia Fawcett
Financial independence and an ambitious artistic programme may seem incompatible, but Julia Fawcett has found a solution combining commercial savviness, efficiencies and sound planning.
From issue 281 Author(s): Zoe Dunbar
Zoe Dunbar, the new Director of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, takes us through the steps of her career path.
From issue 281 Author(s): Sarah Pickthall, Maria Pattinson
To mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sarah Pickthall and Maria Pattinson explain how they use art, food and conversation to help young people struggling with issues of self-esteem and body image.
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By focusing on social inclusivity for the sake of funders, arts organisations are overriding their commitment to artistic freedom, argues Wendy Earle. 
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The former Director of the West Belfast Dubbeljoint Theatre company, Pam Brighton has died following an illness. 
From issue 281 Author(s): Liz Hill
Lessons learnt through a project in which Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre provided activities and support for homeless people are being shared in a new online resource.
From issue 281 Author(s): Liz Hill
A premium drinks producer will pay £500k for a five-year deal with Philharmonia Orchestra, involving artistic and cultural collaborations.
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Susan Jones offers some key criteria for assessing how well your gallery’s website is meeting users’ needs and takes a look at some of the best.
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There were blue cocks and red faces as the BBC kicked off its Get Creative initiative with a live Front Row debate titled ‘Are artists owed a living?’ Chris Sharratt reports.
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Why have UK visitor numbers at Tate and the National Gallery plummeted over the past five years? Will Gompertz makes some suggestions.
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The days when all roads for young artists led to London are over, says Lyn Gardner.
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A decent, equal and well-resourced music education for everyone in the UK would be more useful than a "world class" concert hall for London, says Charlotte Higgins.
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Following the publication of the Warwick Commission report, Rupert Christiansen believes it’s time for the arts to realise that politicians just don't care, and employ its ingenuity and resourcefulness to move things forward.
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Matthew Taylor sets out the 'ask' and the 'offer' that could form the basis of a contract placing equal responsibility on Government and the cultural and creative sector for achieving more ambitious goals for the arts.
From issue 281 Author(s): Liz Hill
The benefits of a new tax relief will be restricted to larger orchestras and will exclude instrument-specific ensembles under current proposals.
From issue 281 Author(s): Liz Hill
Amateur and professional arts organisations are joining forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage more people to try their hand at creative activities.
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The former Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall, JASPER HOPE, has been appointed as Chief Executive of Dubai Opera. His previous roles include Senior Director of AEG Live at UK Live...
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The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation has appointed JAMES KNOX, the former Managing Director of The Art Newspaper, as its new Director. Prior to The Art Newspaper, Knox ran his own arts consultancy...

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