The data will be used by Arts Council England to inform a £24m investment in new areas through...

Taking an outdoor show on tour presents many challenges, quite different to those for venue-...

A 1.7% increase in returns to the arts has been credited to a “nice run of luck” and a series of...

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Less than two years after taking up a post as Executive Director of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, MARK DOBSON has announced he will...
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CAROLE WINTER, who set up and ran the education departments for both the National Theatre and the English Shakespeare Company, has been...
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Currently General Manager and Head of Operations at Summerhall in Edinburgh, SAM GOUGH will join Glasgow’s Tron Theatre as Executive...
MIRELLA BARTRIP, Trinity Laban’s Director of Dance, is retiring at the end of the year after 36 years with the London conservatoire.
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Digital producer JON PRATTY, formerly Relationship Manager for Digital and the Creative Economy at Arts Council England, has been appointed...

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    Alison Fordham explains how IF: Milton Keynes International Festival’s programme of outdoor events is a key audience development and placemaking tool for the town.

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    Partnering with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty has created opportunities for Activate to bring exciting contemporary art to stunning outdoor settings. Kate Wood explains how.

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    Outdoor events have been key to attracting tourists to Kent’s coastal towns and driving culture-led regeneration, says Sarah Dance.

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    Taking an outdoor show on tour presents many challenges, quite different to those for venue-based touring. Irene Segura explains how a consortium model is supporting artists and companies.

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    A research project examining Leicester’s 24 arts festivals uncovered interesting insights into audience behaviour and preferences. Richard Fletcher discusses the findings.

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    Decision-making can include hard evidence, so how can we best help arts professionals to embrace the data that provides it, asks Patrick Towell.

Readers' Comments

The survey window looked ambitious from the start. The relatively focused and guided Music Commission survey was open for around double the...
I am not sticking up for the EBacc, or saying that arts subjects are not in decline... But what is the justification for including D...
Thank you for the comprehensive reply Liz! The three points you make resonate with me and I'm sure others though I'll be...
You’ve raised a very good point, which is a significant issue in the whole EBacc debate. In fact there are three reasons why I am swayed to...
It's really wonderful Tony that you've been able to blend these genres together and in such ways as to empower a wider public to...
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Your comment reminded me of part of 'Step by step: arts policy and young people 1944-2014' which states: "...contemporary...
What is interesting is that exactly 30 years ago this year, Arts & Business (or ABSA as then was) started two programmes to get...
We highlighted these same issues in the mid-90s when classical orchestral music and opera were getting a huge proportion of the funding,...
With a music world so varied this spending on opera is wholly indefensible.
Can I request a little bit of research & accuracy prior to publication. Rather than being ‘recent combined working’, SCottish Dance...

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