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ADRIAN JACKSON is standing down as Artistic Director and joint CEO of Cardboard Citizens, the theatre company he founded in 1991. Under...
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ADRIAN VINKEN is standing down as CEO of Theatre Royal Plymouth, which he has led since 1990. Prior to this he had a ten-year career in...
Comics creator, cartoonist, writer, campaigner and author HANNAH BERRY (pictured right) has been appointed as a Trustee for the Cartoon...
DAVINA MALLINCKRODT will be the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at Cockpit Arts. Founder and CEO of marketing and PR agency Cultural...
GERRY CORNELIUS, Principal Guest Conductor of English National Ballet, is the new Music Director at English Touring Opera. His career has...

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  • Employers in arts, culture and heritage face hard choices about what to invest in and how to effectively plan for the long term, writes Michelle Wright.

  • Amanda Huxtable reflects on how racial trauma has shaped leadership within the cultural sector, taking on the responsibility for change that institutions have long avoided.

  • James Clutton says supporters have stood by cultural organisations through the toughest of times. They deserve transparency, care and as much opportunity to engage as possible.

  • Ryan Dawson Laight had to costume virtual productions from recycled garments, self-printed fabric and actors’ own wardrobes. Here he shares how he’s adapted and flexed his skills for these testing times. 

  • A new cross-continent cultural leadership programme provides a unique opportunity for artists and creative professionals to collaborate. Sophina Jagot tells the story.

  • Revoluton picture of people carrying cooured umbrellas in front of building with mural 'We stand up for Luton'

    Cultural organisations can play a key role in creating thriving places for people to live, work and visit, but only if they reach out to creative partners beyond the local ‘culture club’. Penny Mills, Anne Torreggiani and Patrick Towell explain how.

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No one living in this part of London wanted it anyway. There so many more important uses of money and space at the moment. It just goes...
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Going forward arts practitioners will be expected to pick up more and more work with fractured, isolated, disenfranchised communities post-...
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