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Whitechapel Gallery has named GILANE TAWADROS as its new director, starting in October 2022. A curator, writer and art historian, she will...
ALEXIS FFRENCH is to be the first artistic director of ABRSM, the Royal College of Music's exam board. An acclaimed classical-soul artist,...
VICTOR FUNG will become Pavilion Dance South West’s (PDSW) next artistic director and joint CEO. He replaces ZANNAH CHISHOLM, who is...
ANDREA BARZEY is joining London Contemporary Dance School in the newly created role of Head of Widening Participation and Recruitment. ...
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...

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

  • The first post-pandemic generation is about to enter the creative industries. Anoushka Dossa has been examining their expectations and aspirations.

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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. 

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  • 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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Dorries says, "For me what's important is that the money goes out into the areas of the UK where it has never been spent before,...
The logical outcome of what Dorries seems to be arguing would be a proper decentralisation of funds and responsibility to the appropriate...
"Research-based evaluation should be: a) focused on learning (not on the celebration of CoC events or on PR to this end); b) polyvocal...
It's great to see the Citizens' Assembly approach taken by Coventry - it's an exciting way of directly engaging the public...
Thank you @Adele for raising this and writing a balanced article. I have been to number of Kalasangam programmes with my girls in the...
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...
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