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The new Artistic Director at Iniva (Institute for International Visual Arts) will be SEPAKE ANGIAMA. As well as leading the organisation’s...
Former Head of Development at Battersea Arts Centre KANE MOORE has joined Achates Philanthropy in its newly created role of Director of...
ANTHONY BAKER will replace JENNY HOWARD-COOMBES as the Hull-based organisation’s new Executive Director and Joint CEO. He has previously...
FIONA STEWART, Director of Estates and Facilities at the National Museums of Scotland, is joining The Glasgow School of Art as Strategic...
JOHN PROCTER, currently a director of Northern Ballet and previously Chair of Leeds Grand Theatre, will chair Royal Armouries until 2023 as...

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  • As new customers are more likely to buy high price tickets than existing customers, can we expect Pay What You Can schemes to develop new audiences? Debbie Richards examines the evidence. 

  • The tourism sector talks of aviation and inbound tourism as a way forward for rural areas, but could the cultural sector offer a route that is more in tune with the challenges of our time? Fiona Wotton examines the issues.

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    Research suggests that people living in ‘more deprived’ areas are less likely to engage with cultural activity. But is that true across the board, or are there different patterns between – and within – different art forms? Mark Taylor digs deep to find out. 

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    Patricia Lovett makes the case for protecting and promoting historical crafts – an industry larger than British textiles.

  • Forty years after founding Artsadmin, departed Director Judith Knight has just one regret: “it’s the most boring name for a company that’s ever existed, probably.”

  • This year Jerwood Arts published a toolkit for cultural organisations, designed to encourage greater socio-economic diversity in the arts. Julie Lomax, Chief Executive of a-n The Artists Information Company, sees it as a starting point for helping solve the sector’s ‘class crisis’ – but arts consultant Chrissie Tiller isn’t so sure.

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Surely this is just an entirely predictable result of subordinating the authors to their ethnicity? By identfying (ie isolating or...
Not sure how you've come to the conclusion that he 'speaks for the majority of the UK' - utter rubbish!
Lorna Fulton, you're a bit old to be a snowflake. Just because you don't like a comedian, doesn't mean many others don...
The real issue here is who is ultimately in control of programming? The council should trust the person who is in charge of programming the...
Interactive, in terms of making something happen - can be attractive. A good toymaker can have great fun making something where coins set...
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"The prospect of any form of cultural democracy ever emerging from this broken system is vanishingly slim." As ever, Liz, truth...
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The is welcome news from Arts Council of Wales! I hope fair pay guidelines extend to all, including disabled artists. Shame ACE hasn’t made...
Excellent analysis - the Arts Council is seemingly in a constant state of renewal but the policy objectives and debates remain remarkably...
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This is a trenchant analysis, brilliantly argued. I wonder what is to be done...
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