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Director and writer LYNETTE LINTON has been appointed as Bush Theatre’s new Artistic Director. She was previously Resident Assistant...
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Ahead of a move to a new role as joint Chief Executive of Citizens Theatre in spring 2019, ALEX MCGOWAN is to leave his position as joint...
SARA MOHR-PIETSCH, music broadcaster, curator and writer, has been appointed Artistic Director of the Dartington International Summer...
CLAIRE SOMERVILLE re-joined Babylon ARTS (ADEC) in August 2018 as Executive Director, having previously delivered projects for the...
CLARE THORP, who spent a large part of her 20-year career as a journalist and duty editor on the BBC’s flagship Radio 4 Today programme,...

Latest Features

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    Becoming London's first Borough of Culture next year is just the beginning of a fundamental change of approach for Waltham Forest, says Sam Hunt.

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    Pulling a community venue back from the brink needs vision, commitment and cost-effective solutions for tackling commercial challenges. The Royal Hippodrome Theatre has harnessed all three, writes Claire Boot.

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    Just providing entertainment is no longer enough to draw in audiences. But by focusing on what people value, arts organisations can maintain strong relationships with customers amid competing demands for their attention, writes Dave Wakeman.

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    Theatre and concert composer Adrian Sutton looks back on the trajectory of his career, from computer magazine reviews editor to becoming the musical brains behind the score for War Horse.

  • James Doeser dissects the convictions underpinning Meyrick et al’s contempt for proliferating attempts to measure and quantify the value of the arts. 

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    As arts and cultural organisations rise to the challenges facing the sector, some are adopting new and ground-breaking templates for their relationships with business. Patrick Towell surveys the changing landscape.

  • Photo of dancers rehearsing in large space

    Dance company Motionhouse’s partnership with a furniture manufacturer is as close as it gets – they work side by side. Louise Richards explains how the unusual collaboration developed.

  • Photo of tower of lamps, steel & umbrella

    Artists are using their creative insight to advise business on strategies and methods of production. Catherine Morel and Philippe Mairesse explain how.

Readers' Comments

But ACE handed over £1.8m? This utter failure is all the more shameful for being utterly predictable.
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...
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
The art field has always been tough. Museums are generally strapped for $$ too. So they can't hand out monster salaries. I think...
It's interesting - and depressing - to see that this arguments been up and down the agenda of the funddd arts since 1976 when...
Posted by susanjonesarts@gmail.com on ‘Increasingly high’ risk of burnout among arts leaders
Wholly agree. And the problem with Lleu Christopher's distillation of what fuels the bohemian/artist's life "a life...
The question of diversity, or lack of, within the creativity industries has been an issue for a long time, and over the last few years has...
I don't think you know what you're saying. Following your logic if I make 2 pounds out of my 1 pound investment, my return on...

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