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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has promoted SEB HUCKLE to the role of Executive Director. He was previously Marketing Manager for the...
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A former dancer and choreographer at Scottish Dance Theatre, JOAN CLEVILLÉ has been appointed as the company’s new Artistic Director. His...
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Parents & Carers in Performing Arts has appointed SARAH JACKSON OBE to succeed AMANDA PARKER as Chair of its Board. She led the work-...
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Currently Literary Associate at Talawa Theatre, JANE FALLOWFIELD is leaving to become Literary Manager at the Royal Court Theatre,...
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MICHELLE CARWARDINE-PALMER, currently Managing Director of National Theatre Wales, is Kneehigh’s new Executive Director and will take up...

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  • ArtsPay 2018: A summary of pay and earnings in the arts and cultural sector

    The ArtsPay 2018 survey has provided the opportunity for the realities of earnings in the arts & cultural sector to be better understood. This final report and associated analysis, together with commentary by the ArtsProfessional team and others, all contribute to a much clearer picture of the state of pay in 2018.

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    As low- or no-pay practices continue to dominate the arts and cultural sector, some enlightened employers are starting to reap the benefits of offering a fairer deal to all staff. Jonathan Knott reflects on the findings of the ArtsPay 2018 survey – and the efforts of those challenging the status quo.

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    Who’d be a freelancer in the arts in 2019? Christy Romer sheds light on the human cost of being self employed in the cultural sector.

  • People standing outside the British Museum holding placards

    Financial insecurity plagues the working lives of cultural workers, with the self-employed and freelancers worst affected. But solutions are to be found, so it’s time for the UK to take decisive action, says Clara Paillard.

  • Charlotte Bence looks back on how the trade union Equity has fought low paid and unpaid work in the entertainment industries since 2014 – and its plans to extend its campaign in the future.

  • Photo of Third Angel's work

    A paid internship scheme provides theatre company Third Angel with essential administrative support – and develops talent that will benefit the wider sector, the company writes.

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    Liz Hill introduces the grim findings published this week in the ArtsPay 2018 report on pay in the arts and cultural sector.

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    As work gets underway on a new industry-wide digital code of best practice, Katie Moffat outlines four fundamental principles underpinning a successful digital strategy.

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To be honest, I lay the blame at least partly on the Rand study for the situation we are in. While I find it a worthy insight to place...
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The RAND Corporation conducted a study for the Wallace Foundation in 2005 that forcefully argues for the use of the intrinsic values of the...
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The Onward report states that "There will always be people studying things that are beautiful or important in ways that don’t add to...
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