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The arts and culture sector added £10.8bn to the economy in 2016 – an increase of £390m on the year before, and a larger contribution than agriculture, a new report from Arts...
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New research will compare data on areas such as cross-visitation and dwell-time at some of England’s largest cultural institutions, including Tate and the British Museum.
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Creative arts and design degree courses are among the least likely to attract BAME students. 
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A Lords Committee heard that Thanet has seen 84% growth in creative businesses between 2013 and 2016, following a long-term programme to support arts and culture.
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New analysis of European data finds growth in culture spending across Europe is driven by the countries in the East of the continent, which doubled their culture spend.
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The Court of Appeal has rejected the Royal Opera House’s appeal against a landmark case that found they failed to take reasonable care of musician Christopher Goldscheider’s hearing. They...
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Opera North is leading a consortium of arts and community teams in Leeds to build 'Arts Together', the city’s first skills sharing project to boost arts engagement. 
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DANIEL KRAMER is to step down as English National Opera’s Artistic Director at the end of July after less than three years in the role in order to focus on directing more opera and theatre full...
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Edinburgh Council has proposed a rent rise from £16k to £47k for Stills photography centre. Stills is Edinburgh’s only public venue dedicated to photography, and has...
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MARTIN GREEN CBE has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and will be responsible for the official opening and closing ceremonies and the wider cultural...
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Previously Executive Director of The Yard, LUCY OLIVER-HARRISON has been appointed Director of Arts and Minds. GAVIN CLAYTON, who was Executive Director for 10 years, moves on to become CEO of HOOT...
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Germany has returned indigenous artefacts to their aboriginal heirs in the country’s largest repatriation of ancestral remains to date. The move comes amidst growing protest and debate...
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MIKE GRIFFITHS, former interim Chief Executive of Horsecross Arts and interim CEO at Eden Court Theatre, has been appointed as the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company’s new Co-Chief Executive Director...
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STEPHANIE OWENS, a former Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts at Cornell University, and Founder and Director of Empathy Academy, an art research platform for the future of art and design,...
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JANE DICKSON, Education Development Manager at Artswork, and ROBBIE POWELL, learning disabled presenter and occasional stand-up comedian, have joined learning disability-led arts charity Carousel...
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The Incorporated Society of Musicians has announced Welsh baritone JEREMY HUW WILLIAMS as President 2019-20, succeeding outgoing President Professor DAVID SAINT.
By connecting characters on stage with the everyday lives of ordinary people, theatre makers can build the empathy needed to make change happen, says Tita Anntares.
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At London’s Royal Opera House, 14 senior managers and a further 12 performers were paid over £100k in 2016/17, amounting to 17% of its annual Arts Council funding.
If schools place the arts and sciences in separate silos, how will students learn to appreciate the need for imagination and personal creativity in science? Joe Humphreys talks to Tom McLeish.
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Mobile ticketing is convenient for the customer and can open up new business opportunities. Innovations in the US signal a way forward for the UK, suggests James McClure.
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All too often the cultural sector holds back from conversations about mental ill-health. Colin Beesting shares his manifesto for a more proactive approach.
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So you think freelancing could be for you, but are you clear about the importance of networking, fee-setting and admin? Lucy Tomlinson offers some guidance on what to expect.
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The Conservatoire in Blackheath recently arranged a finance plan with Triodos Bank to fund its future activities. Phillip Bate explains how the bank’s ethos and belief in the cultural sector made it happen.
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Nick Anderson, Programme Producer at The Sick of the Fringe, looks back on the people who have inspired and shaped his career.
Earlier this week, thousands of protestors took part in road blockades and performance art in response to the impending climate crisis. India Bourke asks, could the ecological movement behind it all – Extinction Rebellion – be the change the arts needs to see?

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