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DAISY BOWIE-SELL is to leave Time Out London, where she has been Deputy Theatre Editor, in order to become Managing Editor of WhatsOnStage....
Captioning and live subtitles charity Stagetext has appointed MELANIE SHARPE as its new Chief Executive.
Following the departure of Executive Director CHRIS MOORE, KAREN FOSTER joins Lichfield Garrick in the same role, leaving her position as...
Former Chief Executive of The City of Edinburgh Council DAME SUSAN BRUCE has been appointed as the new Chair for the Royal Scottish...
CAROLINE SHUTTER, who has been a trustee of Nottingham Playhouse since last year, has been appointed Chair of the Board.

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    Libby Penn reveals how MAC Belfast achieved ambitious attendance targets in its first year of operation with the help of a bespoke segmentation model.

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    Do potential donors really understand the value of small-scale touring theatre? Joanna Ridout considers how the sector might better articulate its value.

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    After landing her dream job at WhatsOnStage, Sita McIntosh reflects on who has inspired her career in theatre. 

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    Who really benefits from ‘pay what you can’ and ‘pay what you decide’ ticketing offers? Two organisations reveal whether it worked for them.

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    Want to attract support from local businesses? First you’ve got to learn to talk the talk, advises Jon Flinn

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    The 2008 crash shook Ali Pretty’s outdoor arts company hard. But after a bold decision to split the organisation in two, it’s now doing better than ever. 

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    Is an arts organisation dedicated to LGBT issues still necessary or even relevant? Yes, says Neil Anderson, so long as it moves with the times.

Readers' Comments

Philip is absolutely right to say that arts organisations should be taking the HMRC's Gift Aid consultations seriously; gift aid...
Posted by David Dixon on Gift Aid: speak now or forever...
We’re sad to read this here at the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and hope that our Resource Bank will help to increase young people’...
Posted by English Folk Dance and Song Society on Children and young people are dancing less
I haven't seen any figures relating to this, but if people do tend to enter the field from dance then I imagine it would. It's...
Posted by frances_richens on Children and young people are dancing less
As a Dance/Movement Therapist, practicing in the US, I was wondering if you think or if any early research shows that this deacrease in...
Thank you for this article, it asks questions that need to be asked. I was left wondering if there is an idea on what people mean by...
Posted by mariavlachou on Why audiences attend
The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan needs to review her statement in relation to the proposed EBacc being the key to creating...
Posted by Wozzy Brewster OBE on Nicky Morgan defends her attitude to arts education
Hi Jeremy, I understand that there are real limitations with any digital debate - as you rightly said, many people may not engage with...
I would love a debate about funding but (like 98% of the population) I do not regularly go on Twitter, I do not have a smart phone, I...
I read Libby's article with interest especially as it cited our own Arts Quarter research from 2012 which I commissioned and authored...
Posted by John Nicholls on Swipe, tap and donate
John – thank you for the thoughtful comment. The fear you mention is valid but a key point of the piece is that data is an essential...
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