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KATHARINE STOUT is succeeding JOE HILL as Director of Focal Point Gallery. She joins from the Institute of Contemporary Arts, where she has...
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Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced Olivier Award-winning Actor, Writer and Director SEAN FOLEY as its new Artistic Director. The...
JOE MURPHY, currently Associate Director at The Old Vic, and previously Associate Director at Soho Theatre, will become the new Artistic...
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PENNY MACBETH, Dean of Manchester School of Art and founding member of the Culture Forum North, and FRAN BURGESS, Placemaking and...
STEVE BALL is taking over from Culture Central’s first Director GARY TOPP, who is joining the Arnolfini in Bristol next month as they enter...

Latest Features

  • Art Fund volunteer Jane Crease responds with incredulity to reports that the charity's financial support for its volunteer network can no longer be justified.

  • Portrait – people and places of the First Art area by David Severn and Kajal Nisha Patel

    What makes socially engaged and participatory arts projects successful? Elizabeth Lynch and Miriam Nelken talked to artists, commissioners and participants to find out.

  • Photo of Charlotte Arrowsmith in rehearsal for As You Like It

    Charlotte Arrowsmith, who is performing in two plays with the RSC this summer, explains the challenges and opportunities involved when deaf actors are cast in mainstream productions.

  • Photo of public art project outside London Bridge Station - painted bollards

    A recent survey found that four in five Londoners would contribute at least £2 towards public art in their local area. Marine Tanguy and Vishal Kumar explore the potential role of citizens in new commissions.

  • Photo of Hanna Streeter

    Hanna Streeter, Executive Director at Orange Tree Theatre, reflects on the key influences on her career, including being inspired by theatre in-the-round and going full circle.

  • Photo of bursary winner Diana Scarborough (left) working with Dr Ljiljana Fruk (right)

    Christine Harmar-Brown draws on her experience of submitting and assessing applications to offer some pointers on what works.

  • Charlotte Arrowsmith acting in As You Like It

    The casting of deaf actor Charlotte Arrowsmith in a current RSC production illustrates how committing to diversity does not mean being worthy or boring, says Jonathan Knott.

  • ArtsPay 2018: A summary of pay and earnings in the arts and cultural sector

    The ArtsPay 2018 survey has provided the opportunity for the realities of earnings in the arts & cultural sector to be better understood. This final report and associated analysis, together with commentary by the ArtsProfessional team and others, all contribute to a much clearer picture of the state of pay in 2018.

Readers' Comments

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...
The RAND Corporation conducted a study for the Wallace Foundation in 2005 that forcefully argues for the use of the intrinsic values of the...
Posted by Waddy Thompson on Missing the point
Thank you so much, Dr. Gottl! I am encouraged you feel this way :) I actually do have a few ideas for alternative directions in how we...
Posted by Carter Gillies on Missing the point
This article raises an important and provocative thought especially for those who conduct research on the benefits of the arts in health...
Posted by Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka on Missing the point
To be honest, I lay the blame at least partly on the Rand study for the situation we are in. While I find it a worthy insight to place...
Posted by Carter Gillies on Missing the point
The Onward report states that "There will always be people studying things that are beautiful or important in ways that don’t add to...

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