News
A new report is calling on public bodies to use their powers to support and protect cultural hubs, music venues and nightclubs.
News
A 70k shortfall in subscribers has forced Canvas to switch focus from commercialising videos to providing digital services and training.
News
A ‘three-way’ agreement signals a commitment to cultural education, continuing professional development and place-making in the city.
News
Arts Council England’s £37m NPO budget increase will be mostly used for organisations outside of London.
News
Following in the footsteps of Royal & Derngate theatre, the orchestra hopes to open a school in Stoke-on-Trent by 2020. Open to both primary and secondary pupils, students would spend 40% of...
News
As part of a series of appointments in different sectors, Disability Minister Penny Mordaunt has made Suzanne Bull, CEO of Attitude is Everything, Sector Champion for Music. Her role is to represent...
News
Luton Borough Council has begun discussions on how to make the town a flagship place of culture, building on the momentum of its new arts investment framework.
News
92,000 people have visited Ferens Art Gallery since it reopened in January – up from 12,000 during the same period in 2015 – after undergoing a £5.2m refurbishment to prepare for...
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The biggest ever invitation to tender issued by Arts Council England is for a contract to deliver a standardised system for quantifying artistic quality, which 300 larger arts organisations will be required to use.
Opinion
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. 
News
Evidence around business support will contribute to a review of provision and a resource for creative and cultural organisations.
An American High School Band decided to include at least one piece by a female composer and one by a BME composer in each concert. Solvejg Wastvedt explains what happened.
Arts People
Director of the Clore Leadership Programme since 2008, SUE HOYLE has announced her intention to step down at the end of summer 2017 to pursue a portfolio career.
Arts People
Currently Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Albert Hall, Chair of Jerwood Space and a Director of Julie’s Bicycle, CHRIS COTTON is to join the board of the Foundling Museum from March.
Arts People
SHAUN WOODWARD, former MP and Cabinet Minister, has become the new Chair of LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). He succeeds LUKE RITTNER, who leaves after 24 years in the role.
New York’s Museum of Modern Art has emphasised is promoting work by artists from countries hit by President Trump’s stalled travel ban. Will British institutions make a similar response to Brexit, asks Robert Hewison.
Hands-on art can inspire public engagement and empower people to take action in society, says Tanja Beer
News
A report accuses the local authority of having “vastly underestimated” the cost of The Treasure Hub, which opened in 2016 – two years late and £3m over budget.
Feature
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.
Case study
The Watermill Theatre’s new box office management system has increased ticket sales and donations, and encouraged customers to book earlier, says Libby Penn.
Feature
What’s behind the current rise in interest in dance for older people? Hannah Osmond has been finding out.
Feature
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.
Feature
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.
Case study
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. 
A fair pay campaign for off-Broadway actors recently led to historic increases. Diep Tran examines how it pulled it off. 

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