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DANIEL KRAMER is to step down as English National Opera’s Artistic Director at the end of July after less than three years in the role in...
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MARTIN GREEN CBE has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and will be responsible for the official...
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Previously Executive Director of The Yard, LUCY OLIVER-HARRISON has been appointed Director of Arts and Minds. GAVIN CLAYTON, who was...
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MIKE GRIFFITHS, former interim Chief Executive of Horsecross Arts and interim CEO at Eden Court Theatre, has been appointed as the Royal...
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STEPHANIE OWENS, a former Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts at Cornell University, and Founder and Director of Empathy Academy,...

Latest Features

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    Mobile ticketing is convenient for the customer and can open up new business opportunities. Innovations in the US signal a way forward for the UK, suggests James McClure.

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    All too often the cultural sector holds back from conversations about mental ill-health. Colin Beesting shares his manifesto for a more proactive approach.

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    So you think freelancing could be for you, but are you clear about the importance of networking, fee-setting and admin? Lucy Tomlinson offers some guidance on what to expect.

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    The Conservatoire in Blackheath recently arranged a finance plan with Triodos Bank to fund its future activities. Phillip Bate explains how the bank’s ethos and belief in the cultural sector made it happen.

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    Nick Anderson, Programme Producer at The Sick of the Fringe, looks back on the people who have inspired and shaped his career.

  • Photo of The Audience Agency's intern, Massimo Finistrella, and participants in the Connect pilot programme

    Anne Torreggiani explains why participating in an EU-funded Erasmus programme has prompted her to re-evaluate the ability of interns to act as a source of new ideas and fresh thinking.

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    As composition becomes increasingly sidelined in school music, Natalie Watson discusses a mentoring scheme providing professional support to promising students.

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    Katy Sadler explains how a festival in one of Birmingham’s busiest thoroughfares enables craft and design graduates to test their ideas in a supportive environment.

Readers' Comments

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...
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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...
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 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

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