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LEE PITCHER has been named Chair of Absolutely Cultured, the cultural development agency for Hull. Pitcher is Head of Partnerships at...
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National Dance Company Wales has annouced MATTHEW ROBINSON will become Artistic Director this autumn. Robinson is a graduate of London...
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Northcott Theatre has new Co-Chairs: BECKY CHAPMAN and BEN QASIM MONKS. They will replace Lady LUCY STUDHOLME, as she steps down as Chair...
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NATHAN GEERING and RYAN HARSTON have been announced as joint Artistic Directors at Theatre Deli. Geering was previously Artistic Director...
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SAMIR SAVANT is joining St George's Bristol as its new CEO. Savant has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior manager in the arts,...

Latest Features

  • graphic of watering can watering a plant

    Can using public money to make BAME* entrepreneurs successful be in the public interest if it makes them wealthy too? Kevin Osborne sets out the challenge.

  • Photo of Navajo Mural by Gerald Nailor

    The more you look at the cultural aftermath of this year of lockdowns, the clearer it becomes that current thinking around arts funding is a missed opportunity, Anthony Sargent writes.

  • Cover on Dan Hutton's Towards a Civic Theatre

    It’s easy to blame the challenges now facing theatre on the longest shutdown of stages since the mid-17th century. But these problems began well before the pandemic, argues Dan Hutton

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    A commissioning programme in support of disabled artists was inundated with applications. Jo Verrent says the sector must increase its commitment to this under-served community.

  • A group of tutors in a meeting

    To become genuinely inclusive, organisations need to find space to talk. Michael Davidson runs a music education programme where lived experience has been a catalyst for organisational change.

  • Projection on cargo truck

    While audiences are most comfortable returning to outdoor events, organising a festival that can flex around ever-changing restrictions is still no mean feat. Penny Mills and Jonathan Goodacre have been looking at what’s working.

Readers' Comments

What wise and welcome words from Anthony Sargent! It's been a long wait for an article to appear in your pages to challenge current...
Posted by Tony Haynes on New Deal for the arts
It's very encouraging to see radical views about music in education emerging at last, but sad that there is no forum to debate them...
While is disheartening, it is not surprising that so many cultural institutions are unable to meet Arts Council targets for cultural...
Really kind of you Mark. We're looking forward to a bit of a rest - then who knows what next! Very best wishes to you.
Posted by liz_hill on Coming of age
Good luck Liz and Brian and thank you for creating this remarkable baby! It's been an essential source of information and inspiration...
Posted by anita holford on Coming of age
Thank you so much Pauline - it's been a roller coaster over the years, but very comforting to know that it has been valued and will...
Posted by liz_hill on Coming of age
Don't know how but I missed this till now. Just to say thanks and well done for all your work and the work of AP over the years - now...
That's really kind of you Mark. Exciting times behind us - and ahead, we hope!
Posted by liz_hill on Coming of age
ArtsPro is a brilliant achievement. Congratulations Liz, Brian and the team.
Posted by Pauline Tambling on Coming of age
That's very kind of you Anthony. We've always been so lucky to have a brilliant team working with us, who have been equally...
Posted by liz_hill on Coming of age

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