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Stick or twist? London-based cultural organisations confronted with tough choice to move elsewhere in England or to stay put in capital, with no guarantee of funding success in either scenario.  
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The UK’s largest-ever exhibition of work by disabled artists will take place across the country on Saturday (2 July). A total of 31 D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists are planning...
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Alexandra Palace’s Young Actors Company is preparing for its inaugural performance in the palace’s theatre next Wednesday (6 July). The company, the first of its kind in Alexandra...
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Dame DIANE LEES has announced she will step down as Director-General of Imperial War Museum (IWM) at the end of March 2023. Lees joined IWM in 2008 when she became the museum’s first female...
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WAYNE McGREGOR has been appointed as National Youth Dance Company’s Guest Artistic Director for 2022/23. McGregor is a multi-award-winning choreographer and director and Artistic Director of...
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Jermyn Street Theatre has announced replacements for Artistic Director and Executive Producer TOM LITTLER, who is stepping down after five years. STELLA POWELL-JONES will work as artistic director...
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Manchester International Festival (MIF) has appointed three new board members. Architectural designer FAZ BARBER, arts and media consultant LAMIA DABBOUSSY and President and Chief Creative Officer...
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Arts organisations led by Black, Asian or other ethnically diverse groups were least successful in obtaining financial support from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, according to ACE’s new diversity data report. 
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When the Gambling Commission announced a new operator for the National Lottery, current operator Camelot went to the High Court. Will funding for the arts be affected by this dispute, asks Chris Sharratt?
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A theatre set up in a former shop in Coventry to allow audiences to enter a space and meet artists as equals is to close after 13 years. Theatre Absolute has run the Shop Front Theatre in City...
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Derby City Council has announced plans to build a new theatre on a city centre site. The proposed theatre, known as Assemble, would be constructed in partnership with the University of Derby on...
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The updated national plan for music education offers a renewed focus on schools but falls short of addressing all concerns raised over the last decade.
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Six projects designed to support heritage, culture and nature have received funding from the National Lottery to help communities recover from the impact of the pandemic.  A total of £...
Venture capital investor and Tory donor John Booth has been appointed chair of a committee overseeing honours in the arts, provoking claims of political interference, writes Michael Savage.
A series of major reforms announced by the Edinburgh Fringe speaks volumes about the arts in a post-Covid world, says Douglas McLennan.
In the next month, more than 100 sculptures about the slave trade will be unveiled in cities across the UK. Gareth Harris has been following the ‘globe trails’. 
Geraldine Kendall Evans reports on the alarming rise of museum governance roles across Europe being gifted to politicians as a privilege.
The pandemic has taken a toll on Welsh theatres far greater than ‘just’ a financial one. Emma Schofield reflects on where it might need to go next.
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With a wealth of experience leading and facilitating peer learning programmes, Amanda Smethurst reflects on the critical requirements for an impactful learning experience.
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After eight years at Contact, Artistic Director Matt Fenton is handing over the reins. Here he reflects on how the leadership role has changed.
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When it comes to maximising digital activity, the two most common challenges organisations face are budget and skills, says Katie Moffat.
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CATHY GRAHAM is to step down as Director Music at British Council at the end of the month after serving in the role for 15 years. Since starting in the role in 2007, Graham has led the Music...
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Theatr Clwyd has appointed HAROLD FINLEY, LEUSA LLEWELYN and SIOBHAN JONES as new trustees. Finley, who is currently Executive Director of Stage Directors UK, is a writer, director and producer...
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allocated £800,000 to be invested in nine zones across the capital to support jobs and training and to create affordable studio space as part of his Creative...
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Following approval from the Privy Council, Plymouth College of Art has been granted full university status and formally recognised with the new title of Arts University of Plymouth.  Plymouth...

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