Kerry Michael to leave Theatre Royal Stratford East

Photo of Kerry Michael
03 Feb 2017

After 12 years in post, KERRY MICHAEL is to step down as Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East at the end of 2017. He will announce future plans in due course.


My Gurus – Patrick Collier

Photo of Patrick Collier
18 May 2017

Producer Patrick Collier names the inspiring, perceptive and – occasionally – annoying people who have guided his working life.

The Place appoints CEO

Photo of Clare Connor
16 May 2017

CLARE CONNOR will be the new Chief Executive of The Place. Currently Director of Business Development at Southbank Centre, and previously Director of Stratford Circus Arts Centre, she will take up her new role in September.

ETT announces new Executive Producer

Sophie Watson
16 May 2017

SOPHIE WATSON will be leaving the Bush Theatre to become Executive Producer at English Touring Theatre (ETT).

Tesco boss to chair the National Galleries of Scotland

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16 May 2017

BENNY HIGGINS, Chief Executive of Tesco Bank and Group Strategy Director for Tesco PLC, is to succeed BEN THOMSON as the new Chair of the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) Board.

Temporary appointment to Swindon Museum role

16 May 2017

ROD HEBDEN has been appointed as interim Director of The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust, following the resignation of HADRIAN ELLORY-VAN DEKKER.

Vice Chair takes the lead at ITC

15 May 2017

ALISON KING, Chief Executive of Turtle Key Arts, has been elected as the new Chair of the Independent Theatre Council.

Two appointments at Arts Catalyst

Anna Santomauro and Claudia Lastra
11 May 2017

Arts Catalyst’s new Executive Director will be CLAUDIA LASTRA, who joined the organisation in 2012 and became Head of Programme in 2016.

Creative England Chair to take law firm role

11 May 2017

JOHN NEWBIGIN OBE, who steps down from his role as Chair of Creative England in the autumn, has been announced as the new Chair of specialist creative industries law firm Counterculture Partnership.

New Trustee to join The Globe

Nell Leyshon appointed Trustee at Shakespeare's Globe
11 May 2017

NELL LEYSHON, the first female playwright to have her work produced at Shakespeare’s Globe, has been appointed as a Trustee.

Former Shadow Culture Secretary to lead UK Music

Michael Dugher
04 May 2017

Labour politician MICHAEL DUGHER, who announced his intention to leave politics in April, has been appointed as UK Music’s new Chief Executive.

Martin Clark appointed as Camden Arts Centre Director

Martin Clark
04 May 2017

The Director of Bergen Kunsthall, MARTIN CLARK, will take up the post of Director of Camden Arts Centre from September 2017. He replaces JENNI LOMAX, who steps down in July after 26 years in the role.

New role for Prof Christopher Breward

04 May 2017

CHRISTOPHER BREWARD, currently Principal of Edinburgh College of Art, has been appointed as National Galleries of Scotland’s new Director of Collection and Research.

Sarah James to lead The Architecture Centre

Sarah James
04 May 2017

Formerly Head of Learning & Participation at Alexandra Palace, SARAH JAMES has been appointed Director of The Architecture Centre. She follows CHRISTINE DAVIS, who left after five years in post.

Four new appointments at New Writing North

Alison O'Hara
04 May 2017

ALISON O’HARA is to become New Writing North’s Executive Director (Business & Operations).

Alan Kane retires

04 May 2017

Following four years as Craft Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive Officer, ALAN KANE has decided to retire.

Leadership changes at IFACCA

04 May 2017

SARAH GARDNER, the founding Executive Director of IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies), has stepped down after 16 years to pursue new personal and professional interests.

Job ladder – Helen Wewiora

Photo of Helen Wewiora
04 May 2017

From FACT to Castelfield Gallery, Helen Wewiora takes us through the steps of her career in contemporary art. 

Claire Doherty to join Arnolfini

Claire Doherty
27 Apr 2017

The Founding Director of Situations, CLAIRE DOHERTY, is to take up a new post as Director of Arnolfini in August.

New President of ISM

Sue Sturrock
27 Apr 2017

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has selected SUE STURROCK, former Director of Communications at the Royal College of Music, as President for 2017/18.


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