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The number of National Portfolio Organisations will increase to 831, as museums, libraries and new ‘Sector Support Organisations’ join Arts Council England’s portfolio.
With The Met in New York bringing in a $25 entrance fee for ‘out-of-towners,’ and museums around Europe charging visitors with few complaints, shouldn't the UK get over its fear of doing the same, asks Simon Jenkins.
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None of the participants in a digital arts accelerator programme designed to help cultural organisations attract commercial investment were able to convince investors that they could deliver sufficient financial returns.
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35 creative, cultural and heritage organisations from across the UK have been awarded a combined €3.2m in funding.
Arts People
Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala take us on a whirlwind tour of a week in their hectic, colourful lives at ZU-UK.
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The Fundraising Regulator is reportedly ‘running on its reserves’ after failing to raise enough in the first round of its levy. It is set to raise £1.75m, which is £500k short...
(IN DUTCH) Do tourists from Spain or Canada spend more time in Dutch cultural institutions? And why do so few Belgians and Germans visit the country’s museums? Thomas van Huut and Gretha Pama analyse attendance data.
The Centro Botín in Santander, designed by ‘starchitect’ Renzo Piano, aims to be as invisible as possible from the city centre and to serve the local community as its primary mission.
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(IN POLISH) The Szczecin Philharmonic follows Teatr Polski in Warsaw and the Silesian and Mazovian bands in signing a contract with the government department, which pledges to jointly fund the...
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The former Andrews Lane Theatre has been sold for €4.4m to investors who plan to build a 115-bedroom hotel on the site.
Artists can’t be absolved from their role in property speculation and skyrocketing rents. Heather M. O'Brien, Christina Sanchez Juarez and Betty Marin offer a guide to challenging gentrification.
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A new academic report says that shifting cultural policy to enable people to be creative and make their own culture would be a fairer use of public funds and lead to greater equality.
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Systemic failures in recruitment and professional development are leading to skills shortages and a damaging lack of diversity among theatre workers, according to a new report.
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The newspaper has published a small acknowledgement that Opera Holland Park, on which the council allegedly “lost” £2.5m, has operated independent of council funding since 2015.
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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.
There is no individual who has done more to change the way this country sees art than Tate Director Nicholas Serota, writes Charlotte Higgins.
Could a retired diplomat’s plan to use the sports marketing model to fund dance really work, asks Lisa Traiger.
Research by Vrije University shows children and adults look at art differently, with kids not trying to ‘make sense’ of the image immediately, writes Tom Jacobs.
Arts People
Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales, JANE MCCLOSKEY, will become Chair of National Dance Company Wales from September.
Arts People
JO KEMP has become Director of Business Development at Derby-based Hubbub Theatre Company. She joins from Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, where she has been Learning, Engagement and...
Arts People
Producer KENNY WAX has been appointed President of Society of London Theatre (SOLT). He takes over from current President, CARO NEWLING, who concludes a three-year tenure.
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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 artistic development at The Marist School in Ascot from September...
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Entries for GCSE arts subjects are down 9% on 2016, while entries for EBacc subjects are up 9% in the same period.
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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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