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National Theatre Wales CEO KULLY THIARAI is leaving the company to become Artistic Director of cultural investment programme Leeds 2023....
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Shubbak, a UK-based festival of contemporary Arab culture, has appointed FARÈS K MOUSSA as its new Executive Director. He is joining from...
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The Irish Writers Centre has announced HILARY COPELAND will step in as Acting Director during VALERIE BISTANY's partial sabbatical year....
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Principal dancer NEHEMIAH KISH has announced his decision to retire from The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2018/19 season after nine years...
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FIONA HOPE and JOHN R. WILKINSON have joined the board at Middle Child Theatre Company in Hull. Hope is an undergraduate drama and theatre...

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  • A photo of people in the rain outside London's National Gallery

    Funders are increasing their demands for data from arts organisations while only paying lip service to quality in their own statistics. It’s time to stop indulging them, says Jonathan Knott.

  • Photo of a wall graffitied with the words "Together We Create!"

    The place in which a cultural organisation finds itself can determine how it thrives, survives or even dies, but many organisations are now taking the lead in helping places reinvent themselves. Anne Torreggiani explores the rise of place-shaping.

  • A graphic of Asian dancers, a woman playing a guitar and two people using a switchboard

    Kirklees in West Yorkshire has a vision for local development rooted firmly in its historic links to the textile and music industries, says Kath Davies.

  • A photo of a member of Merseyside Police force working in a local chip shop

    Jonathan Gross and Nick Wilson reflect on their recent research into cultural ecology and suggest what the future of progressive place-based policy and practice could look like.

  • A photo of Pride of Princes, an interactive performance

    A perpetual, community-led art project is transforming neighbourhoods in Exeter, street by street. JoJo Spinks explains why handing control of commissioning to local people has been crucial to its success.

  • The House of Wayward Plants: The Smithfield Greenhouse, as part of Culture Mile’s Play the Mile

    The global finance hub is forging a new identity through risk-taking alliances between its commercial, public and cultural sectors, writes Tim Jones.

  • A photo of Matt Hancock

    The economic value of our creative industries is clear. But it's not so clear that they're a priority for candidates wanting to become the UK's next Prime Minister, says Claudia Burger.

Readers' Comments

I think you'll find he's now Lord Kerslake actually, not Sir Bob. Good bloke for all that.
Lord Kerslake’s inquiry into the UK’s economic imbalances does make specific references to the arts and culture. The Inquiry is currently...
Lord Kerslake’s inquiry into the UK’s economic imbalances does make specific references to the arts and culture. The Inquiry is currently...
This issue, in respect of the arts, was of course also covered by the excellent 2013 independent report Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital...
Thanks for pointing this out, we've now corrected it.
Individuals and communities are more complicated than that too.I wonder if it is time to declare the centralisation of Arts Council England...
Why is the discourse here still on the same stale dichotomy of aesthetic vs. participatory? Surely Art is more complicated than that? Come...
This is such a great article and reflects my experience when I ran a Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. Mistakes were made (which were...
Thanks for a really interesting article Steve. Here in the Forest of Dean it is of particular importance for artists to meet and share....
Posted by carolyn black on Rediscovering a role for artists
I'm regularly frustrated at the lack of Internet booking..... But.... I also believe there are benefits to both patron and disabled...

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