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Royal Ballet Principal dancer ALEXANDER CAMPBELL will be the new Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), it has been...
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EMMA NICOLSON is to take up the role of Head of Visual Arts at Creative Scotland. Nicolson will join the funding body in May, following the...
Co-founder and Chief Executive of Threshold Studios UZMA JOHAL has announced she will depart the organisation to take up a new role at...
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IAIN GOOSEY has been appointed as Executive Director of Kiln Theatre to work alongside recently appointed Artistic Director and CEO AMIT...
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KATIE MOFFAT has been named as the new Chair of the Board of FACT Liverpool, a centre for art, film and the creative use of technology....

Latest Features

  • Production shot from Agreement by Owen McCafferty

    With the return of devolved government to Northern Ireland, Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive of Arts Council Northern Ireland, reflects on what it might mean for the arts and cultural sector. 

  • Scene from a hospital passion play

    The role of arts in healthcare settings has become part of the recognised creative landscape, but this is far from how things were when Lucinda Jarrett started out.

  • Confetti party

    If price has lost its power, what does that mean for arts organisations who continue to face financial challenges with increased costs and reduced demand, asks David Reece.  

  • School children taking part in RSC Romeo and Juliet workshop

    The RSC is currently the only theatre company to hold Independent Research Organisation status. It is using that to initiate research about things that matter to the whole sector, as Jacqui O’Hanlon shares.

  • Musicians playing to patients in a care settting

    A recent report reinforces the UK-wide picture of the great work orchestras do in delivering societal good. As Sarah Derbyshire writes, there are encouraging signs of progress over the past three years. 

  • Light installation in Leeds

    As Anna Kime begins working with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, she explores how integrated data and evaluation can aid decision making and ensure the UK’s cultural and creative sectors continue to be world-leading. 

  • Dancers facing a mirror in the Clore Studio

    Continuing our series on the theme of arts, health and wellbeing, Ruby Wolk shares the success of a Royal Opera House Creative Exchange project in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • With many councils across the country on the verge of bankruptcy, cultural services are under threat. Councillor Liz Green, Chair of LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport board, says we need to do things differently.

  • Image of Melissa Thom

    From radio host to founder of an academy, Melissa Thom has always worked with the voice. Here she pays tribute to some of the inspirational people whose voices have influenced her.

Readers' Comments

Here is yet another example of the Arts Council all at sea. Over the years the Arts Council England has relaxed its rules for applications...
The lessons of the Holocaust are among the most important lessons of the last century. It was the most egregious example of anti-semitism...
This is spot on and I could name the Arts Council Officer who proposed merging the funding streams and drive the policy through. I wish I...
The first mistake with the Lottery money was to allow ACE to become the distributor. The arts lottery monies are the result of poorer...
the so-called 'additionality principle' has been dead for about 20 years now in how ACE has allocated Lottery proceeds, ignoring...
Cllr Andy Martin, 2023 BCP opposition representative for culture: “These cuts don’t make sense at all on any level. As well as being a...
Firstly, I am somewhat relieved that ACE is finally getting the message about reporting, requirements of Trustees, Illuminate etc. But...
ACE has ever been a sucker for awarding contracts to these sorts of commercial mega-companies. They appear to think it will impress the...
- Spreadsheet is to give the illusion that there is somehow data or structure -- reality is that it's just inadequate space for the...

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