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Cultural organisations in receipt of local authority funding are bracing for cuts, but the sector remains optimistic about its financial outlook, according to a new survey.
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Lottery funding decisions should be made at sub-national level argues a new report making the case for a radical re-think of arts funding distribution in England.
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Coldplay on the marimba, Beethoven on the drums - the Love Music Trust Percussion Ensemble played for an arm-wrenching 12 hours straight to fundraise for an original commission.
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Targeted mentoring, leadership courses and masterclass events are to be provided to artists from diverse backgrounds in the city.
How do small theatres with limited grant funding produce bold and challenging work without getting caught in the cycle of gentrification? Vincent Dowd speaks to Artistic Directors at The Yard and the Park Theatre to find out.
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After the discovery of asbestos during a planned renovation, the 547-seat theatre faced a sudden closure in late 2015 – which will now be extended until 2018 “at the earliest”.
Arts People
HENNY FINCH, who has been Executive Director of Headlong since 2005, is to join Hofesh Shechter Company as Executive Producer from May 2016.
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After 25 years with Artsreach, Director IAN SCOTT is to step down and retire. He will be replaced by CAROLINE CORFE, who was previously Director of Bridport Arts Centre.
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JEMIMA LEVICK, Artistic Director of Dundee Rep since 2013, is to step down to become Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Stellar Quines.
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CLAIRE GEVAUX is to join Help Musicians UK as its first Creative Director. She arrives from the Foundation for FutureLondon, where she worked to maintain the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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The British American Drama Academy (BADA) has announced that STEPHEN UNWIN, founder of English Touring Theatre, is to succeed IAN WOOLDRIDGE as Dean and Director.
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The new Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, SHONA McCARTHY is to be Chair of the Board of Trustees at Salford-based Walk the Plank.
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Conductor MIRGA GRAŽINYTĖ-TYLA is to join City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as its 12th Music Director from September 2016 for a three-year period.
Ready or not, the arts sector is set to be swarmed by new and personal forms of tech, says Ben Rossi. How will that change its work?
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Over 40,000 people have signed a petition calling on the museum to scrap plans to employ all new staff through the commercial arm of the V&A, which has private sector status.
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As part of a widespread diversity drive, the theatre has pledged to guarantee a 50:50 gender balance of directors and living writers by 2021, and to become more ‘gender-fluid’ with its...
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Equity has confirmed that both a pay cut and the loss of four jobs are planned for the chorus, which the body intends to challenge with industrial action.
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Eight years after launching the initiative, Artistic Director Rufus Norris has signalled that disappointing ticket sales and funding cuts will force Sunday performances at the National Theatre to end...
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The separation of Treasury and Lottery funding for the arts could pave the way for a more equitable future, and the forthcoming White Paper is the perfect opportunity to make this change, argue the authors of the 2014 ROCC report.
From issue 290 Feature
For small arts companies, it’s a fiercely competitive time to be applying for funding from trusts and foundations. Annie Rigby and Natalie Querol share their very different experiences. 
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Having been with the company as Executive Director since 2013, JUDITH KILVINGTON is to become Joint Chief Executive of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre alongside DOMINIC HILL.
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Arts Council England (ACE) has chosen three partner galleries around England to curate exhibitions of artworks drawn from its Collection over the next three years. £1.8m has been awarded to...
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The winner of the top honour at last week’s Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards – Caroline Miller – reflects on the people who have inspired and guided her career.
Mari Valverde isn’t surprised that those new to classical music don’t enjoy it – their ears haven’t been trained. Could some clever programming be the answer?
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Following a thwarted bid to save a Rembrandt portrait for the nation, the Art Fund will halt all campaigns until changes are made to UK export regulation. Director Stephen Deuchar said: “If no...

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