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Formerly Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes at University College London, TONYA NELSON joins Arts Council England as Director of...
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Artistic Director DAMIAN CRUDEN is stepping down from his position at York Theatre Royal after 22 years with the company. He will take over...
JAMES DUCKER is leaving his role as Marketing & Communications Manager at Contact, Manchester, to join the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal...
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Co-Founder of The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, DAVID LOCKWOOD is replacing Founder and Director TRACY SULLIVAN at Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge...
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REBECCA GRAY, former Head of Fiction Publicity at Orion Publishing, has begun her new role as Head of Press and Communications at...

Latest Features

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    Little has changed in the ten years since John Holden first shone a spotlight on the damaging disconnect between the arts sector and the public at large. Could the mass realisation of personal creativity provide a way forward?

  • Photo of four performers, two juggling in the background, and the lead dancing in the foreground

    Circus was created to fill a gap left by ‘serious’ theatre. Now a new generation of performers is rejecting bureaucratisation to rediscover the artform's anarchic roots, writes John Ellingsworth.

  • Photo of actor sitting on a bench, dimly lit stage, during in a monologue

    Support for new parents in the arts sector is often lacking. Rachel Harper explains how a new show has introduced a range of measures to create a less stressful, more inclusive working environment.

  • Photo of three woman skimming stones on a beach

    The port town of Felixstowe proved an ideal setting for exploring less cerebral ways of engaging with contemporary art, writes Natalie Pace.

  • Lucy Neal welcomes François Matarasso's nuanced and passionate exploration of the growing field of participatory art.

  • Photo of Participants of the second Creative Climate Leadership course, Slovenia October 2017. Creative Climate Leadership is led by Julie's Bicycle and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

    Tackling the climate crisis will require rapid and unprecedented change. Chiara Badiali asks whether the sector has what it takes to meet the challenge.

  • Photo of beehives on top of the Lyric Hammersmith

    The Lyric Hammersmith keeps 180,000 bees on its roof as part of its continuing commitment to going green. Sian Alexander tells the story.

  • Photo of an interactive installation, a group of people meet around cardboard tables

    Without creative thinking, society will sleepwalk into a climate disaster. The arts have a crucial role to play in inspiring, challenging and provoking us into action, says Judith Knight.

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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...
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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...
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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
The Onward report states that "There will always be people studying things that are beautiful or important in ways that don’t add to...
This is absolutely ludricous!!! Theatre productions encourage a growth industry in UK tourism and yet this hostile Government, which...
Ignore my previous incomplete comment. I entirely agree with both Roger and Rob that inexpensive doesn't necessarily mean that the...
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