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NICKIE MILES-WILDIN has joined Graeae Theatre Company as their new Associate Director. For the past 18 months she has been Resident...
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Currently Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds, SIMON ARMITAGE CBE is succeeding Dame CAROL ANN DUFFY as Poet Laureate for the...
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The Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust, responsible for Machynlleth’s Museum of Modern Art, has announced EMILY BARTLETT as its first Managing...
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After two years leading the Philharmonia Orchestra, HELEN SPROTT has decided to step down as Managing Director. During her tenure she...
RYAN MCBRYDE is joining Mercury Theatre as Creative Director to focus on the theatre’s own Made In Colchester productions and its artistic...

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  • Photo of EVIDENCE DANCE COMPANY in New Conversations featuring Annique Roberts, Courtney Paige, Ross Keon Thoulouis & Shayla Caldwell

    Culturally diverse work is becoming more prominent, but the infrastructure supporting BAME artists still needs to improve, argues Pawlet Brookes.

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    What can you do if your event is approaching but your marketing campaign isn’t achieving its desired effect? If you’ve got access to the right data, there’s always time to turn the tide, says Paul Fadden.

  • Photo of Young people, Protein Dance artists and teachers from Bishopton Pupil Referral Unit at ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

    A programme in Stockton-on-Tees has helped young people excluded from mainstream schools learn new skills, develop self-worth and show others what they can achieve, writes Rachele Rapisardi.

  • Photo of two Macbooks on a desk with notes on paper

    The government's ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative makes sense for HMRC, but it's also a chance for arts organisations to save time and money, says Mahmood Reza.

  • Peter Campbell's sceptical critique of the 'creativity agenda' makes for fascinating - if at times uncomfortable - reading, says Andrew Garrad.

  • Artists, activists and cultural workers argue that trans activists' protests against arts programming are part of a legitimate struggle for equal rights.

  • Photo of a woman suspened on the side of a building, in a red dress, over a grey city landscape

    Having recently announced that South East Dance is to produce an all-female dance programme, Cath James discusses the complex issue of gender quotas.

  • Photo of two women, one is celebrating with here hand in the air in front of a macbook

    Christine Hamilton considers how much has changed since the publication of her report on women in the Scottish arts sector three years ago, and what still needs to be done.

Readers' Comments

I have never understood the subtle differences that are applied and mixed into the established cultural conversation about diversity....
Posted by C M Kapteijn on Diversity beyond visible representation
Does this mean we'll finally see the end of "stakeholders'", "KPIs", "inputs", "outputs...
The growth in Law and other 'acceptable' professional degree recruitment compared with arts degrees among BAME students is to be...
I am so fed-up with seeing these sort of headlines. Yes the arts and culture can help struggling towns, if allowed to breathe freely. But...
Look what came up on a search! A Time to Stare residency number 2 opportunity. My own experience was fantastic. Make sure you follow this...
Posted by artistdiana on Ticking all the right boxes
This was an interesting read and thank you. One thing it bought to mind is the attitude of ACE towards areas it gives money to. Here in...
Not sure that you need an enquiry into this. English towns have been ignored by the cultural establishment for many years with funds...
Posted by Jon Bromwich on Research to focus on creativity in towns
This info on this article is no surprise, myself and Several of my recent postgraduate contemporaries, of which are either LGBT or BME or...
Your choice of photograph to accompany this story - a young man with bagpipes, probably taken in Edinburgh during August - is such a cliché...
Hi can definitely relate to this. I have recently left my job working for an arts organisation and unfortunately I do not see myself...

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