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JONATHAN MANNERS has been named as the Director of the BBC Singers. Since 2016, Manners has been Producer of the chamber choir, responsible...
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Former BBC Director General and former Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, TONY HALL (Lord Hall), has been named Chairman of the...
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ANNA VU THOMPSON has been appointed Creative Director of Community Arts North West (CAN) in Greater Manchester. A producer and theatremaker...
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HARTWIG FISCHER will be the Director of a new museum of world culture in the Royal Arts Complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, set to open in...
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The National Theatre (NT) has appointed ROBERT HASTIE as Deputy Artistic Director. He will take up the post in January 2025. Hastie...

Latest Features

  • Mural painted on a wall

    A new government means new strategies. But if they are to respond truly to what’s required at the local level, it’s up to the sector to make itself heard, says Jason Jones-Hall.

  • Photo of launch team for This is Croydon

    Stephanie Wilson and Honey Gabriel reflect on Croydon's year as London Borough of Culture 2023 and look ahead to the borough’s cultural future.

  • Sarah Horner

    In hindsight, Sarah Horner thinks it was obvious she would end up in arts admin as she was always drawn to creative stuff as a child. But it took a while to find her path.

  • Two women dancers

    As arts companies look internationally for new partnerships and audiences, Alex Lalak explores potential concerns about copyright protection when taking your work to China.

  • Indhu Rubasingham and Richard Eyre

    A new book by the late Richard Pilbrow explores how the National Theatre came about and how it laid the groundwork for future theatres. Rob Halliday is its co-Editor.

  • In a period of fast change, financial pressures, despair about public service provision and political upheaval in the UK and abroad, Michelle Wright considers how policy will impact arts funding in the years to 2030.

Readers' Comments

Good grief - I would have thought ACE would have been doing this for the past 10 years. Before ACE asks for funding it should sort the mess...
Posted by Chris Hodgkins on ACE embarks on arts investment lobbying drive
As a thought experiment, I’m curious about the rationale for privileging one musical genre over any other. What makes orchestral music ‘the...
Posted by Dave Camlin on Orchestral music as an agent for change
The ACE has an exemplary track record in dealing with cases affected by race discrimination. It has fought hard and consistently to build...
This case has shown the need for respect and probity on both sides of a court case. Any and every court case must meet these fundamental...
Hi Sally, this is based on data from 2,800 arts and culture organisations across the UK. Apologies for any lack of clarity on that.
This article refers to the financial health of organisations in and across the UK, but the research presented actually seems to refer to...
The Arts Council England's review of opera, "Let's Create: Opera and Music Theatre Analysis" was commissioned in May...
ACE like all non-governmental agencies is subject to periodic review including whether it still has a unique purpose. If Debbonaire thinks...
The more important question before taking an increasing ‘skills shortage’ at face value is why?… It may not simply be lack of people taking...
Response to Arts Professional and the Stage re open letter to Mary Archer The arts should be speaking with one voice and regrettably...
Posted by Chris Hodgkins on Open letter to Dame Mary Archer

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