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TOM LITTLER will take over as Artistic Director of Orange Tree Theatre at the end of the year. Coming to the new role from the West End’s...
Whitechapel Gallery has named GILANE TAWADROS as its new director, starting in October 2022. A curator, writer and art historian, she will...
SHAWAB IQBAL will become Leeds Playhouse’s Executive Director in October. Currently Gate Theatre London’s Executive Director and Chief...
Artichoke has appointed five new trustees to its board. They include World Cities Culture Forum Director of Partnerships LAIA GASCH,...
BIBI HILTON will become Creative Access’ Chief Executive in September. Currently the organisation’s director of communications, Hilton was...

Latest Features

  • In the last in our series profiling the shortlisted candidates for City of Culture 2025, Claire Whitaker shares how Southampton has been connecting the UK with people across the globe for thousands of years.

  • As the first generation of young people enters the creative industries post-pandemic, Anoushka Dossa has been examining the expectations and aspirations of this year’s school leavers and graduates. 

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    New research confirms that elite institutions are still the dominant players in the interconnecting networks running the arts. Dave O’Brien and Mark Taylor share their findings.

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    Arts organisations increasingly use data to inform their decision making. But, argue David Johnson and Sarah Thelwall, if it’s not relevant, it risks being distracting, or even misleading.

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    With the winner of the UK City of Culture 2025 to be announced imminently, four academics outline their recommendations for the future of evaluation studies of Cities and Capitals of Culture. 

  • What we used to think of as ‘contingency planning’ is now just planning, says Patrick Towell. That is what it means to be ‘dynamic’.

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It's great to see the Citizens' Assembly approach taken by Coventry - it's an exciting way of directly engaging the public...
Issues of culture and community are notoriously complex. It is not unusual for confusing and even contradictory claims to be made in their...
Changing the name of Kala Sangam and its mission is the first step in cultural erasure. It will stop being about South Asian culture and...
Hi I am Ahmed Kaysher, the director of Saudha (www.saudha.org). As an avid admirer of Kala Sangam, this report has now given a bit of...
Thank you @Adele for raising this and writing a balanced article. I have been to number of Kalasangam programmes with my girls in the...
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Do I detect a certain concern for ownership of skills and expertise that are conducive to 'successful' expression'? ? If...
We are not Birmingham based but are in the West Midlands.We would like to include our names to this open letter. Every artistic project...
Is too much being made out of this? Staff do not have to be nominated Board Members but they must attend as staff, regardless of the rank...
I have always understood previous advice from the Charity Commission and the Arts Councils of the UK to be that paid staff of arts...

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