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The tendency for people from higher social grades to be more likely to attend arts events is down to a mismatch between current funding priorities and the public’s taste, rather than any lack of demand, an evidence review suggests.
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Arts Council of Wales Chief Executive Nick Capaldi said the theatre must respond to ongoing debates about the prevalence of Welsh artists in its work by scrutinising its programming choices and...
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Arts Council England will employ nine people to each look after a region of England and provide advice and tailored digital support to organisations across the country.
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After a difficult few years, sales are gradually recovering, with returns to the arts up 23% on the first half of last year.
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Arts Council England says that if necessary, it will step in and insist on a change of leadership at its funded clients.
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The first piece of research from the AHRC-backed Policy and Evidence Centre says that creative attributes are a better predictor of growth than other transferable skills.
Arts People
Director and writer LYNETTE LINTON has been appointed as Bush Theatre’s new Artistic Director. She was previously Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse and Associate Director at...
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An acclaimed headteacher said that ringfenced funding for arts subjects will amount to ‘throwing money down the hole’ unless schools are also encouraged to value wider curriculums.
Arts People
Ahead of a move to a new role as joint Chief Executive of Citizens Theatre in spring 2019, ALEX MCGOWAN is to leave his position as joint Chief Executive at The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. He has...
Arts People
SARA MOHR-PIETSCH, music broadcaster, curator and writer, has been appointed Artistic Director of the Dartington International Summer School and Festival. She takes over from JOANNA MACGREGOR, whose...
Arts People
CLAIRE SOMERVILLE re-joined Babylon ARTS (ADEC) in August 2018 as Executive Director, having previously delivered projects for the organisation between 2004 and 2006. Most recently she was Head of...
Arts People
CLARE THORP, who spent a large part of her 20-year career as a journalist and duty editor on the BBC’s flagship Radio 4 Today programme, has been appointed as the National Theatre’s new...
Arts People
Currently Associate Director at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, GARETH NICHOLLS will become interim Artistic Director at the venue in early December. He takes over from ORLA O’LOUGHLIN, who...
Arts People
Executive Director & Joint CEO of LIFT (the London International Festival of Theatre) for the past nine years, BEKI BATESON has become the new Director of Art Out Loud, Chatsworth’s annual...
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As part of a series of events and community consultation days, the venue – which closed this summer for a £49m revamp – is asking the public for ideas on its role in Bristol and for...
Cultural prescribing is a good idea, but Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s plan to harness the health benefits of the arts won’t work while financial difficulties force artists to give up their practice, writes Penny Anderson.
Art projects have helped Paris come to terms with deadly attacks that three years ago left 130 dead and almost 500 injured across the city, including at the Bataclan arts venue. Alissa J. Rubin and Elian Peltier meet the artists, writers and painters forging a new future.
One artist’s work on visually representing the HIV virus is helping a group of scientists approach their research in a more creative way, write Greg Towers and Richard Milne.
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Becoming London's first Borough of Culture next year is just the beginning of a fundamental change of approach for Waltham Forest, says Sam Hunt.
Case study
Pulling a community venue back from the brink needs vision, commitment and cost-effective solutions for tackling commercial challenges. The Royal Hippodrome Theatre has harnessed all three, writes Claire Boot.
Feature
Just providing entertainment is no longer enough to draw in audiences. But by focusing on what people value, arts organisations can maintain strong relationships with customers amid competing demands for their attention, writes Dave Wakeman.
Feature
Theatre and concert composer Adrian Sutton looks back on the trajectory of his career, from computer magazine reviews editor to becoming the musical brains behind the score for War Horse.
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1,200 fewer pupils were taught to play a musical instrument in Scottish schools in 2017/18 compared to the year before, according to new research. The news comes as an increasing number of local...
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Roco, the £1.2m arts complex which opened in 2015 and offered 40 artist studios and a gallery, has stopped trading after running out of cash.
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Contemporary painting group Lot 5 Collective is inviting anyone who attends its new exhibition to deface the painting, which had been shown at the National Portrait Gallery. It was painted by artist...

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