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AIMEE SHIELDS is joining the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, North Yorkshire, as Youth Theatre Officer. She currently works for...
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After almost 11 years as Director of Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery, KWONG LEE is stepping down to spend more time with his family in...
Arts Catalyst has appointed KYOKO TACHIBANA as Curator in Residence, ahead of the departure of Curator ALEC STEADMAN, who is taking up the...
ELLEN MCDOUGALL will take on the role of Artistic Director at London’s Gate Theatre from March 2017. Currently an Associate Artist at The...
RICHARD RUSSELL, previously Director of Strategy at Arts Council England, and FRANCIS RUNACRES, previously Director of Investment, have...

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