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Few arts venues have programmed main stage shows starring performers with learning disabilities, but new diversity requirements for England’s NPOs could change that, says Gus Garside.
Last week’s announcement that Scottish arts company NVA will close because of a lack of funding is immensely sad, but its work on restoring St Peter’s Seminary cannot be easily extinguished, writes Joyce McMillan.
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A YouGov poll also found 43% of women under 40 endured unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival, and only 2% of such incidents were reported to the police.
Conductor John Rutter says music education is at the heart of what makes us human and civilised, and the stripping back of free instrument tuition shames the UK as a nation.
The fire at Glasgow School of Art is a tragedy, but this year will hopefully not be remembered for the demise of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s greatest achievement, writes Chris Sharratt.
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The Mackintosh building, which was undergoing a £35m restoration, was hit by a blaze on Friday evening and attended by 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines at its peak. There is now a growing...
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Three theatre organisations that were made funding offers last year have not been accepted into Arts Council England’s national portfolio.
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The theatre has secured £1m from the Arts Council of Wales for the design of a redevelopment, which aims to “ensure the company’s future sustainability”.
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Less than two years after taking up a post as Executive Director of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, MARK DOBSON has announced he will be stepping down to “pursue other interests...
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CAROLE WINTER, who set up and ran the education departments for both the National Theatre and the English Shakespeare Company, has been appointed the first ever in-house producer at Tunbridge Wells...
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Currently General Manager and Head of Operations at Summerhall in Edinburgh, SAM GOUGH will join Glasgow’s Tron Theatre as Executive Director in September. He replaces LESLEY RENTON.
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MIRELLA BARTRIP, Trinity Laban’s Director of Dance, is retiring at the end of the year after 36 years with the London conservatoire.
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Digital producer JON PRATTY, formerly Relationship Manager for Digital and the Creative Economy at Arts Council England, has been appointed as the new Chair for the National Disability Arts...
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Most recently Executive Director of Candoco Dance Company, and previously Executive Director of Protein Dance, JO TOWLER has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Sheffield-based promoter...
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IAN ABBOTT, an independent writer and producer who has worked with 2Faced Dance in a freelance capacity for the past year, has been appointed as the Hereford-based organisation’s Executive...
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Pro-Chancellor of Norwich University ANWEN HURT will be Holt Festival’s new permanent Artistic Director from 2019 onwards.
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After two and a half years as Head of Press at the National Theatre, VICKY KINGTON has accepted a new role as Head of Communications at the Royal Opera House. The theatre’s current Deputy Head...
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The former Artistic Director of the Royal Northern College of Music, MICHELLE CASTELLETTI has taken up the role of Festival Director for Oxford Festival of the Arts. She joins from her post as...
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The new Chair of North Edinburgh Arts is LESLEY HINDS, who is currently Chair of Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative and a board member of One City Trust. During her 33 years as a City of...
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A document highlighting how Brexit could impact the arts and cultural sector has been produced ahead of Parliamentary debates on the Withdrawal Agreement.
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The data will be used by Arts Council England to inform a £24m investment in new areas through its Creative People and Places programme.
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Directors of major museums in Austria and Poland have warned interference from their increasingly nationalist governments is making it difficult to execute their programmes independently.
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A new ten-point code of conduct states that volunteers at the city’s events and festivals must not be deployed in place of paid staff and cannot be left “out of pocket”. It follows...
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The proposed £13.5m redevelopment, due to be debated by the local council next week, would see capacity increased in the main auditorium, the cinema expanded, and the addition of a new café and...
Richard Florida pioneered ideas of the ‘creative class’ and encouraged cities to support creative areas. Now he warns culture-fuelled gentrification is threatening the very diversity that creativity needs to thrive.

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