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The Independent Society of Musicians (ISM) confirmed its presidential trio for the next twelve months at its annual general meeting today (...
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ALEXIS PATERSON, Chief Executive of the Three Choirs Festival, has announced she will be standing down after eight years following this...
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CLAIRE SADDLETON has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of VocalEyes, the charity bringing art and culture to life for blind and...
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Actors Touring Company has announced that CEO and Executive Director ANDREW SMAJE will step down after eight years of co-leading the...
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MARIANNE BARRACLOUGH will take up the role of Executive Director at More Music from July, replacing KATHRYN MACDONALD, who leaves the...

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    A report from King’s College London looks at potential policy solutions to combat precarity in freelance cultural work. Sana Kim, one of the researchers, shares its key findings. 

  • Graphic of a face with 'Dreams Here' written above

    Being an artist, at all career stages, is a minefield waiting to be triggered without informed guidance. Simon Poulter has been canvassing artists about being sold a dream.

  • Teenagers in an art class

    There has been a massive decline in arts for young people over the last 15 years. So much so that Joe Hallgarten thinks we need a dedicated national organisation to repair the damage. The current review of ACE might provide an opportunity.

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    A blog post by a former government adviser has called for a cap on the number of students studying creative subjects. Orian Brook thinks the figures used to justify this argument misrepresent creative graduates’ earning power and contribution.

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    Artistic freedom is an increasingly contested area of public discourse. But as Ruth Anderson of Index on Censorship argues, while she might not agree with what is expressed, she defends the right to do so.

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    Andrew Pinnock, a former Arts Council officer, thinks it’s time for an honest review of our national development agency for creativity and culture, based on truthful foundations.

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Readers' Comments

Thanks for your article Ruth. You make an interesting point about evidence of direct interference by the government of China. The current...
Posted by Hxp-X4v-HMG on Artistic freedom: Threats and challenges
This is all just smoke and mirrors to try to cover up the fact that this organisation is not independent, nor is it interested in talking...
Andrew Pinnock is right on target but I fear Andrew is only scratching the surface. The problem facing the Arts is the sheer...
Posted by Chris Hodgkins on Arts Council England: What is to be done?
Shackled to a10-year strategy rooted in lies - and with virtually no corporate memory - ACE is now utterly adrift in a post truth era. It...
Posted by Diogenes the cat on Arts Council England: What is to be done?
Andrew Pinnock's protest is absolutely correct. I very much doubt that the review led by Dame Archer will produce more than a small...
And whilst the government pour money into a film studio in Sunderland, which will bring many opportunities, the University announce that...
Everything in this article is true and fine, but it does miss out on the pioneering work done by Bold Tendencies, which occupies the roof...
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Surely she should be able to recognise that just because she doesn't need something, doesn't mean that someone else might need it...
Nothing about the existential crisis being faced by the sector as local authority funding is cut, cost of living crisis etc. Are trigger...

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