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After 17 years as Executive Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, STUART ROGERS has announced he will leave the organisation in 2019....
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The current Associate Director of the Curve in Leicester, SUBA DAS, been appointed Artistic Director of HighTide. He will work alongside...
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Following roles at companies including Fuel, Talawa, National Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Paines Plough – as Producer and Project...
Following the departure of Kevin Shaw, Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s Associate Director, CHRIS LAWSON, has stepped up to become Acting Artistic...
ARNOUT VAN DER VEER, independent consultant and CEO of the Henri Moerel foundation, is to be the first Chair of Wales’ music endowment fund...

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  • Photo of Momentous at Light Night Leeds 2013

    Local authority cuts to the arts may be widely reported, but some councils are investing serious money in cultural development, says Andrew Dixon.

  • Photo of a man sitting in an empty stadium

    Making a product or service scarce or exclusive has become an effective way to attract customers in other sectors. Tim Baker explores how it might work in the arts.

  • Woman using ticketing system on screen

    Venues need a better understanding of customer spending habits for purchases like pre-show meals and interval drinks. James McClure explains how a ticketing solution is providing a comprehensive view.

  • Photo of a painting by John Middleton

    Reclusive artist John Middleton has just held his first exhibition for 40 years. He explains why he rejected the world of commercial art to 'become a caveman'.

  • Photo of dancers on stage

    Mark Doyle says that a clear sense of purpose has encouraged leading artists to participate in an ambitious programme of contemporary exhibitions in Rochdale.

  • Erika Flowers self portrait drawing still life

    How can Arts Council England do more to include the voices of people with experience of the criminal justice system? The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance talks to artist and former prisoner Erika Flowers.

  • Photo of wine tasting evening

    Should trustees on arts boards always be expected to give a donation, as is commonly the case in the US? Michelle Wright weighs up the pros and cons of this thorny issue.

  • Photo of street art, woman hoisted on seesaw

    Three cultural organisations in Wiltshire are now under one collective umbrella, giving them the opportunity to share data and cross-promote performances and offers, says Alice Young.

Readers' Comments

Yes, some heartening glimmers from the beleaguered local authority sector. The article is urban focused; but it's worth noting that...
Posted by Chris Bridgman on The councils backing culture
Hi Carol, I know your heart is in the right place but this article is potentially damaging to the work of many advoocates. Firstly, I think...
Posted by Jimmy Rotheram on Is there a music education crisis?
Thanks Carol, for a very clear and positive piece. I completely agree that there is some marvellous work going on the broad of music...
Posted by kzeserson on Is there a music education crisis?
These are all very valid points and just to clarify that the article recognises the cuts in secondary schools. Also just for the record,...
Posted by CarolYouthMusic on Is there a music education crisis?
ACE never employs staff who have the skills to deliver or lead a digital interface contract.The SPACE project with the BBC was a similar...
But ACE handed over £1.8m? This utter failure is all the more shameful for being utterly predictable.
Good insightful article..though I noted that technical issues and cost were cited as major barriers to entry for many organisations......
This is exactly what the answer is to Mental Illness in society today, GP refferals to Drama and Arts associations on diagnosis of Mental...
Very timely and thoughtful article. We are in danger of losing one of our most essential and successful skills.
Posted by David Dixon on The value of creative thinking
It's interesting - and depressing - to see that this arguments been up and down the agenda of the funddd arts since 1976 when...
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