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AP looks at the promises set out in party manifestos. This week: Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green Party
Arts People
Plymouth’s Barbican Theatre Chief Executive SHEILA SNELLGROVE is stepping down after 39 years with the organization next year. The company has grown from a touring Theatre In Education company...
Arts People
JATINDER VERMA is stepping down as Artistic Director and Co-founder of international touring company Tara Arts, after more than forty years since its beginnings as a community theatre group at...
Arts People
GREGORY NASH has been appointed as the new Independent Chair of the National Dance Network, the group of organisations that champion the creation, development and presentation of dance as a...
Arts People
ELEANOR GILL, a musician who was responsible for setting up a community choir in her local area, has been elected as Chair of the North Yorkshire youth music charity NYMAZ, taking over from SARAH...
Arts People
DIRK HENDRICKX, currently Global Head of Sales and Marketing at Bridgeman Images, is succeeding VICTORIA BRIDGEMAN as the company’s CEO in January. She is stepping down after twenty years with...
Manchester Museum's decision to repatriate artefacts to Aboriginal Australians reflects an "existential crisis" in the sector, its Director says. Maximiliano Duron considers what this gesture could mean for the future of thousands of looted objects.
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Falconer Museum trustees say a dispute with Moray Council is “heading towards litigation unless wiser counsel prevails”. The council cut the museum's £80,000...
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Cambridge City Council has approved £250,000 to contract architects Levitt Bernstein to redesign the 30-year-old arts centre. The company will consider how new facilities could be added to the...
Feature
As new customers are more likely to buy high price tickets than existing customers, can we expect Pay What You Can schemes to develop new audiences? Debbie Richards examines the evidence. 
When she started out Canadian literature barely existed - now she sells hundreds of thousands of books a week. Tajja Isen and Daniel Viola talk to people who have known Margaret Atwood throughout her career about the author's rise to uncommon fame. 
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, the National Theatre, international producer GWB Entertainment, Australian promoter TEG Dainty and global company Base Entertainment have claimed they...
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Members of the organisation BP or not BP? dressed as Greek statues covered in oil to protest British Petroleum's sponsorship of an exhibition about Troy. The group said the sponsorship deal is...
Feature
The tourism sector talks of aviation and inbound tourism as a way forward for rural areas, but could the cultural sector offer a route that is more in tune with the challenges of our time? Fiona Wotton examines the issues.
What's the difference between a traditional and moden opera to an enthusiast, Michael Dervan asks: "whatever it is they like, they call it traditional."
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The company has joined a growing list of institutions that no longer want the Duke of York as their patron after he defended his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. A source at...
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White people comprised 84% of the publishing workforce last year - 2% less than in 2017 - according to a 700 person survey by Publishers Weekly. Non-white respondents were about twice as likely...
Opinion
If the arts sector really has faith in everyday creativity, it should put its money where its mouth is.
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London arts leaders were told the word is “divisive” but wanted it included anyway.
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A review of international approaches to funding culture concludes that “change is inevitable”.
For Felicia Fitzpatrick, dance was liberating and ballet was a disappointment. She says the artform's Eurocentric roots leave Black ballerinas behind.
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Campaigners say MathsAlive!, an interactive exhibit aimed at children aged seven and up, promotes its presenter, arms manufacturer Raytheon. Several human rights groups have alleged its weapons are...
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Advertisements by the activist group have been placed outside the New York museum, saying that it should "kick Leon Black and Glenn Dubin off its Board immediately, drape the Black and...
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Artists will increasingly need multiple income streams and brand collaborations to fund their creative practice in an Instagram-fuelled marketplace, a new report says.
From issue 329 Feature
Research suggests that people living in ‘more deprived’ areas are less likely to engage with cultural activity. But is that true across the board, or are there different patterns between – and within – different art forms? Mark Taylor digs deep to find out. 

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