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Music teachers should be treated as ‘workers’ and provided with holiday pay, national minimum wage and whistle-blower protections, according to a new tribunal ruling.
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The Tate group of galleries – including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate St Ives and Tate Liverpool – has said that although the Sackler family has “given generously” to Tate...
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Croydon, Plymouth, Derby, Salford and Medway are to share government funding to teach children on- and off-stage skills to improve self-esteem and confidence.
Arts People
KATHARINE STOUT is succeeding JOE HILL as Director of Focal Point Gallery. She joins from the Institute of Contemporary Arts, where she has been Deputy Director for the past two years and Head of...
Arts People
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced Olivier Award-winning Actor, Writer and Director SEAN FOLEY as its new Artistic Director. The theatre also announced that AMIT SHARMA, former Associate...
Arts People
JOE MURPHY, currently Associate Director at The Old Vic, and previously Associate Director at Soho Theatre, will become the new Artistic Director of Sherman Theatre in July. He will work alongside...
Arts People
PENNY MACBETH, Dean of Manchester School of Art and founding member of the Culture Forum North, and FRAN BURGESS, Placemaking and Destination Marketing Consultant and member of the Placemaking...
Arts People
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 their next stage of transition. Ball was the founding...
Arts People
After three years as the company’s Artistic Director, MIKAH SMILLIE is leaving National Youth Ballet this month. National Youth Ballet alumni DREW MCONIE and RUTH BRILL will oversee the 2019...
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A new toolkit includes guidance of what to do if cultural businesses are at risk of closure, and how to repurpose buildings for cultural use. 
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Formerly Chief Operating Officer and Advisor for Tate and board member of Dundee Contemporary Arts, DEIRDRE ROBERTSON has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Heritage Trust. She is also...
Opinion
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.
A new study has found that of the 40,000 works of art in 18 of the major US museums’ online catalogues, 85% of artists are white and 87% are men. Melian Solly asks why the imbalance has changed so little in recent years.
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Following reported success in a trial at Cleethorpes station, in which playing classical music over the speakers “scared off” troublemakers and saw complaints of antisocial behaviour fall...
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Ambitions to convert three derelict former industrial buildings on the pier – The Warehouse, The Orwell public house and the Education Centre – into a multi-leisure destination are closer...
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Art Council England, Portsmouth City Council and the area’s Victorious Festival have provided a total of £300k to set up a new group of culture professionals, Portsmouth Creates. The...
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Ellesmere Port’s Whitby Hall, a 15-roomed Victorian house in which Action Transport Theatre is based, will begin a £4.8m renovation after proposals were approved by Cheshire West and...
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An inquiry led by members of the Scottish Parliament will examine public and private sources of revenues for artists and focus on how funding should be distributed to create a sustainable future for the sector.
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Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and National Theatre Wales are among the organisations calling for a creative response to the looming ecological crisis.
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A mutual agreement “not to proceed at this time with a £1m gift” follows growing controversy about the medical impact of OxyContin, a painkiller linked to the opioid crisis said to...
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Seyi Omooba, cast as a bisexual character in the upcoming musical production of The Color Purple at The Birmingham Hippodrome and Curve Leicester, has been criticised for a Facebook post from 2014...
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The increased willingness to ‘boo’ villainous characters, instead of poor performers, is a sign that new audiences have increased enthusiasm for the artform, according to opera singers...
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The Boulevard Theatre, previously a nightclub and venue for alternative comedy acts including Eddie Izzard and Jennifer Saunders, is to be reopened in October. It will include an independently...
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The creator of the Hogmanay celebrations in the city, Peter Irvine, said Edinburgh’s “overtourism” crisis is comparable to Barcelona and Venice, and that parts of the Royal Mile...
It’s become more uncomfortable to see English actors put on accents and tell the world they’re German, Russian, Swedish or Italian. But is the trend for ‘keeping it real’ – a movement that is creating more work for disabled actors, ethnic minorities or transgender performers – hindering artistic growth? Vanessa Thorpe weighs in.

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