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University museums and collections from 21 higher education institutes will receive a share of £14m of Higher Education Museums, Galleries, and Collections funding each year until 2029/2030...
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Bolton Octagon has announced that it will offer £4 tickets to local residents on Universal Credit, Pension Credit or living in low-income households who want to attend the theatre. Launching...
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Actors Touring Company has announced that CEO and Executive Director ANDREW SMAJE will step down after eight years of co-leading the organisation. AMBER MASSIE-BLOOMFIELD will join as Interim...
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Initial findings from Arts Professional's latest Pulse survey on local authority funding reveal councils are selling off venues and 'spinning out' arts and culture to independent entities to save money.
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MARIANNE BARRACLOUGH will take up the role of Executive Director at More Music from July, replacing KATHRYN MACDONALD, who leaves the organisation after 30 years, Barraclough joins the...
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Income generated from the use of recorded music in public places topped £283.5m last year, up 4% from 2022 - the highest level ever recorded by music licensing body PPL (Phonographic...
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CHARLOTTE MILLER and CRAIG WEST have joined the Music Education Council (MEC) as trustees. As Programme Director of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Great Britain, West oversees all its...
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Several art groups are among 28 community projects to share in more than £480,000 of government funding as part of the Windrush Day Grant Scheme. Administered by the Department for Levelling...
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Leading economist says limiting numbers of students allowed to study creative subjects at university would allow government to invest significantly more, making remaining provision 'outstanding'.
From opera and elitism to education and diversity, Richard Morrison discusses the wide-ranging problems facing the music sector in the UK and offers some solutions.
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Sir ROLY KEATING has announced that he will leave his role as Chief Executive of the British Library in April next year. Keating was appointed to the post in 2012 following a broadcasting career...
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Funding cuts are destroying Britain’s “top-notch” classical music organisations, according to the new chief conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Antonio Pappano....
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A 19th-Century Hampshire windmill that houses a display of historic farming artefacts has closed following the withdrawal of council funding from its operator. Eastleigh Borough Council terminated...
With funding increasingly moving outside London, Lina Johansson, joint artistic director of the Hackney-based theatre company Mimbre, speaks to Aysha Imtiaz warning that in 10 years time the borough may not be the creative hub it is today.
From issue 375 Opinion
Artistic freedom is an increasingly contested area of public discourse. But as Ruth Anderson of Index on Censorship argues, while she might not agree with what is expressed, she defends the right to do so.
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Independent Society of Musicians warns that Arts Council England's last-minute decision leaves staff and freelancers "in the dark" about their future employment.
In a contracting arts funding environment, Michael Kenny, Owen Garling and Steph Coulter of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy explore what the case for a cultural infrastructure might look like.
In Germany, selective government investment in the arts has given rise to cultural workers who want to have their cake and eat it, argues Ido Nahari. 
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Art therapy is associated with positive outcomes for children and adolescents in a hospital-based mental health unit, a new study published in the Journal of Mental Health has found....
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An exhibit at a Tasmanian museum must allow men admission following a court ruling in a gender discrimination case. The Ladies Lounge at Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) has been...
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Select Committee says government must ‘plug the gaps' in outdated copyright and intellectual property regulations’ to help future-proof creators rights.
Clare Armistad interviews Max Hollein of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art about dealing with accusations of hoarding while managing an annual budget of $320m without subsidy.
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A music initiative designed to "empower and celebrate" grassroots music communities has launched. Studio Monkey Shoulder, established by Monkey Shoulder Whisky, aims to recognise and...
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ANDREW SHEPHERD has been appointed Chief Executive of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. He will take up the role in July.   He replaces MATHEW RUSSELL who, during a seven-year...
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TARA WILKINSON has been appointed Executive Director of Tall Stories theatre company. Together with co-founder and Artistic Director TOBY MITCHELL and Marking Director CLARE LEWIS, Wilkinson will...

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