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HENRIETTE GÖTZ is the new Executive Director for English National Opera. She was most recently Executive Director of Vlaamse Opera, Belgium, and takes up the post following the departure of LORETTA...
From issue 273
The new Director of Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company is REBECCA PRESTON. She is currently Development Director for the Southbank Centre and has previously worked at the Royal Court...
From issue 273
Baritone SIR THOMAS ALLEN has been appointed as Music Adviser to Scottish Opera. He will provide high level input and advice while the company recruits a Music Director. 
From issue 273
The Former Head of Creative Enterprise at The Bluecoat EMMA SMITH is the new Executive Director of LOOK, Liverpool’s international photography biennial.
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Bankers have played “an heroic role” in the private funding of artistic excellence for centuries, says Marc Sidwell, who welcomes the appointment of banker Sajid Javid as Culture Secretary.
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The potential of "digital native" theatre is ripe for investigation, but is only being tapped by a few pioneering artists and companies, says Cathy Westbrook.
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A dancer shares what it is like to work closely with a choreographer and how it feels when things go wrong.
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Now that National Portfolio bids have been submitted, Three Johns and Shelagh give some advice to Arts Council England.
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Creative Scotland’s ten-year plan leaves important questions unanswered, says Joyce McMillan.
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The two Nicks reflect on their time at the helm of the National Theatre, and Sir Nicholas Hytner looks forward to people no longer asking his opinion.
From issue 273 Author(s): Liz Hill
Public support for the arts has grown over the past 12 months, with improved access being top of the list of objectives for public funding.
From issue 273 Author(s): Frances Richens
The national audience development agency for England will be stepping in after Audiences Wales, which lost its core funding from the Arts Council of Wales in 2011, ceased trading on 31 March. The...
From issue 273 Author(s): Frances Richens
The arts are a vital asset in the fight against the damaging effects of homelessness, the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner has said. Speaking at a conference on poverty and theatre he...
From issue 272 Author(s): Liz Hill
New guidance for copyright holders has been published by the Intellectual Property Office to coincide with forthcoming reform of UK copyright law, which will see exceptions introduced to make the law...
From issue 272
The media takes a generally negative view of the ex-Culture Secretary’s achievements in office and calls (almost) unanimously for Sajid Javid to inject a passion for the arts back into the post. 
From issue 273 Author(s): Gavin Clayton
The findings of a visual arts project for people with mental health problems make the case for further investment in the arts, health and wellbeing sector, says Gavin Clayton.
From issue 273 Author(s): Fiona Miller, Karen Richard
A three-year theatre residency at a secure clinic for forensic psychiatry patients is benefiting not just patients but carers and staff too, say Fiona Miller and Karen Richard.
From issue 273 Author(s): Alexander Ferris, Clemmie Forfar , Alison Pearce
Many participants in the Old Vic’s community projects now lead healthier and more active lifestyles, according to Alexander Ferris and his team.
From issue 273 Author(s): Andy Wild
Andy Wild gives an artist's perspective on how his work has had a positive impact on his life since he was diagnosed with cancer.
From issue 273 Author(s): Clive Niall
Clive Niall describes two hospital projects where young people showed what was possible through participatory art practices.
From issue 272
From archetypal English ballerina to Strictly Come Dancing, Darcey Bussell looks back and explains how she’s found inspiration in teaching the over-fifties to dance.
From issue 273 Author(s): Viv Gordon
Dance workshops, courses and events in Somerset have allowed over 400 people with mental health issues to ‘escape their troubled minds’. Viv Gordon discusses their impact.
From issue 273 Author(s): Cathy Bailey
A drama project has brought research on dementia to life for healthcare professionals as well as directly benefiting people with the condition. Cathy Bailey explains how.
From issue 273 Author(s): Jane Willis
A shared set of values to assess quality and outcomes needs to replace providing evidence of clinical effectiveness for arts interventions, believes Jane Willis.
From issue 272 Author(s): Liz Hill
The combined value of earned and contributed income generated by NPOs in London has grown by £71m since 2010, but the North East has seen growth of just £1m over the same period.

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