Interns, apprentices and volunteers are taking the place of permanent paid staff in the arts...

Good data can mean great cost savings as well as valuable insights. Hannah Mitchell kick starts...

Definitions of arts and culture may need to be reconsidered if youth engagement is to be...

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  • How a three-day arts festival in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, boosted the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors, and created a sense of community.

  • If the arts are to encourage diverse audiences then work needs to be done on a community level, and that means devolving responsibility and funding, argues Natalie Wade.

  • Miles Brignall tells theatre-goers to go to the box office in person, pay in cash, and "stick two fingers up to rip-off ticket agencies".

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ANTHONY SARGENT’S replacement as Managing Director of Sage Gateshead will be ABIGAIL POGSON, currently Chief Executive of Spitalfields...
Chief Executive of West Yorkshire Playhouse SHEENA WRIGLEY is stepping down after six years to join Manchester’s new arts and culture...
Director of Programming and Production for DanceXchange and International Dance Festival Birmingham, PAUL BURNS is stepping down after...
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The new Director of Programming and Industry Engagement for Sheffield Doc/Fest is CLAIRE AGUILAR, who joins from the American public...
The former Chief Executive of Derby Playhouse DAVID EDWARDS is standing down as Chair of the Board for the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,...


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Panto, ballet and nativity plays are standard Christmas fare in the UK, but what are they enjoying in other European countries? Alex Bryne has been finding out.

Conferences & Training


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David Alston explains why the Arts Council of Wales has set about developing a strategy for our times – and why artists are at the heart of it.


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Un-ticketed venues and events can now gather data that will give them the level of customer insight that performing arts venues have long enjoyed through their box office systems. Hannah Mitchell explains how.