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Four new trustees have been appointed to Equity's board, the union for performers and stage managers. Taking up their posts this month are...
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HELEN MARRIAGE, Founder and Artistic Director of creative company Artichoke, has been appointed as Chair of arts organisation IOU.  Based...
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MELANIE LEWIS will join the Association for Cultural Enterprises in March as Chair. She takes over from CAROLINE BROWN, who has served for...
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Royal Ballet Principal dancer ALEXANDER CAMPBELL will be the new Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), it has been...
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EMMA NICOLSON is to take up the role of Head of Visual Arts at Creative Scotland. Nicolson will join the funding body in May, following the...

Latest Features

  • Technology is enhancing the health and wellbeing impacts of dance work with neurologically disabled people, writes Elise Phillips.

  • Palladium stage

    Ahead of next week's Spring Budget, Claire Walker, Co-Chief Executive of Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre, is calling on the Chancellor for renewed investment to sustain the UK's world-leading theatre sector.

  • Three hats on display on hat mannequins

    Millinery is often overlooked in the worlds of fashion and education. But, as Matthew Cunningham writes, it is experiencing a comeback.

  • Graeme Farrow in front of Wales Millennium Centre

    Recent Welsh government budget cuts have created new fears across the creative sector about the impact on our communities, writes Graeme Farrow.

  • Production shot from Agreement by Owen McCafferty

    With the return of devolved government to Northern Ireland, Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive of Arts Council Northern Ireland, reflects on what it might mean for the arts and cultural sector. 

  • Scene from a hospital passion play

    The role of arts in healthcare settings has become part of the recognised creative landscape, but this is far from how things were when Lucinda Jarrett started out.

  • Confetti party

    If price has lost its power, what does that mean for arts organisations who continue to face financial challenges with increased costs and reduced demand, asks David Reece.  

  • School children taking part in RSC Romeo and Juliet workshop

    The RSC is currently the only theatre company to hold Independent Research Organisation status. It is using that to initiate research about things that matter to the whole sector, as Jacqui O’Hanlon shares.

  • Musicians playing to patients in a care settting

    A recent report reinforces the UK-wide picture of the great work orchestras do in delivering societal good. As Sarah Derbyshire writes, there are encouraging signs of progress over the past three years. 

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Here is yet another example of the Arts Council all at sea. Over the years the Arts Council England has relaxed its rules for applications...
This is spot on and I could name the Arts Council Officer who proposed merging the funding streams and drive the policy through. I wish I...
The first mistake with the Lottery money was to allow ACE to become the distributor. The arts lottery monies are the result of poorer...
the so-called 'additionality principle' has been dead for about 20 years now in how ACE has allocated Lottery proceeds, ignoring...
Cllr Andy Martin, 2023 BCP opposition representative for culture: “These cuts don’t make sense at all on any level. As well as being a...
Firstly, I am somewhat relieved that ACE is finally getting the message about reporting, requirements of Trustees, Illuminate etc. But...
ACE has ever been a sucker for awarding contracts to these sorts of commercial mega-companies. They appear to think it will impress the...
Very pleased to see this, if only to know that one's own concerns and struggles with reporting are shared by many. New systems are...

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