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SEBASTIAN CATER will join the senior management team at UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre in January 2020, taking over from Cassie...
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Following an open call for Disabled applicants to become board members of the music, disability and technology organisation Drake Music,...
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ANNE WONG-ERVEN has been appointed to the Executive Leadership team at Watershed, taking on the new role of General Manager. SHARMAINE...
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Eight new members have joined the board of a-n The Artists Information Company. They are SONIA BOUÉ, HANNAH CROSS, SKINDER HUNDAL, JEROME...
ANNILESE MISKIMMON will be joining English National Opera (ENO) as Artistic Director. Currently with Den Norske Opera and Ballet/Norwegian...

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    From family births to DIY successes, greasy spoons to local DJs, a collaborative project has been celebrating local radio on high streets across the country. Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton explain why the time is right for hyper-local theatre.

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    Perceptions of creative ageing have been transformed over the past decade, says David Cutler.

  • Cover image from a Creative People and Places digital report

    New research highlights how cultural organisations could play a key role in demystifying the internet to non-users, writes Katie Moffat.

  • A photo of two young people next to a stage light

    Sara Whybrew explains how employers across the creative industries are making sure there’s a new generation of skilled workers heading their way.

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    Dedicated arts and health co-ordinators, together with a commitment to measure impact, are pushing culture into the mainstream of the country’s health policy, writes Nesta Lloyd-Jones.

  • Before praising the Culture Secretary for “responding so positively” to the financial crisis facing the cultural sector, Arts Council England would do well to take a step back and review its own evidence, says Liz Hill.

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Readers' Comments

"The prospect of any form of cultural democracy ever emerging from this broken system is vanishingly slim." As ever, Liz, truth...
Posted by HonestT on A sticking plaster policy
The is welcome news from Arts Council of Wales! I hope fair pay guidelines extend to all, including disabled artists. Shame ACE hasn’t made...
Excellent analysis - it's good to get a perspective on how these strategies have developed over the years, ie. not much. Data and bean...
Posted by projectclare on A strategy for self-preservation
Excellent analysis - the Arts Council is seemingly in a constant state of renewal but the policy objectives and debates remain remarkably...
Posted by philipsanderson on A strategy for self-preservation
This is a trenchant analysis, brilliantly argued. I wonder what is to be done...
Posted by kzeserson on A strategy for self-preservation
I'm sure I'm not the only person who is fed up to the back teeth of women saying they are hard done by. Try being male, 60 and...
Posted by jeremyholloway on The arts sector's dirty secret
This article doesn’t address the issue of overstretched school funding - my daughter’s school last year decided it had to drop all arts...
Posted by Culturalist on Decline in creative A Levels accelerates
“I thought I’d be so frightened I’d run off stage. Now, the thought of standing up in front of people doesn’t scare me.” These are the...
I'd be interested to see how BOP define musicians. The figure of 'roughly 2700' musicians in the Midlands seems rather...
Posted by andy.wales@leics.gov.uk on Live music in the Midlands ‘rapidly declining’

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