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Chief Executive MICHAEL DUGHER is leaving industry body UK Music after nearly three years in the role to become CEO of the Betting and...
KAREN SIMPSON, CEO and Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, will be leaving in February after six-and-a-half years in post....
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BREWARD has been appointed to the top role at National Museums Scotland, succeeding Gordon Rintoul, who steps down in...
The Royal Northern College of Music has appointed GEORGE WHALLEY as Director of Finance, with responsibility for the College’s financial...
The School of Art & Design at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, which leads Teesside University’s Fine Art provision and Design...

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    Harassment will continue until institutions are willing to take difficult decisions, says Jonathan Knott.

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    Susan Rudnik explains how a community-led art psychotherapy service is helping those affected by the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire to start processing what happened.

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    Climate change, activism, funding constraints, policy priorities… How can museums and heritage organisations adjust their presentation, programming, collections and business models in response to the challenging world around them? Being adaptable is the only way forward, says Tom Freshwater.

  • A building with a tall tower and a wall covered in a bright mural saying 'faith'

    How do policies and prejudices around religious belief affect the cultural workforce? People of faith tell Martin Cox how they feel about being an artist involved in socially engaged arts.

  • A photo of a young man on a stage leaning against another actor

    National Theatre partnerships with theatres around the country are creating an opportunity for them to share and compare experiences and ideas across a mix of scales, locations and financial models. Lisa Burger explains what’s going on.

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    From freelance marketing to running his own production company, Jake Orr has always been willing to take a leap into the unknown.

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Thanks for the comment Rainer. Note additionally that the 2003 MORI study looking at “The Impact of Free Entry to Museums” following the...
Posted by BakerRichards on Does 'Pay What You Can' pay off?
... people are claiming that the ticketing prices in the arts are too high. If only they were lower then people flock in droves to theatres...
Posted by Rainer on Does 'Pay What You Can' pay off?
Thank you Adele very much for changing the image
This is much more than just 'dumbing down'. Rather than investing in arts education, it dilutes all art (and I don't mean...
The placement of this beautiful graffiti image of a woman of colour alongside the description "dumbing down art" and "...
Surely this is just an entirely predictable result of subordinating the authors to their ethnicity? By identfying (ie isolating or...
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...
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...
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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