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About 6500 fewer students sat A Levels for creative subjects this year, outpacing a general decline in the number of exams taken by 5%.
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The cultural sector needs to follow Samuel Beckett’s words and “fail again…fail better”, argues Arts Council England’s Simon Mellor.
For creative professions, social media capital can be just as, or more important, than ability and experience, Angelica Frey writes. She considers the mundane, all-consuming reality of creating "aspirational content".
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Luke Tryl, ex-Director of the New Schools Network, will not longer act as an advisor to Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan after Downing Street blocked his appointment. The move is part of a "...
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A short survey from the department is asking creative businesses if they are aware of how a no-deal Brexit might affect them, and whether they have measures in place to "mitigate negative...
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New figures indicate the reversal of a three-year pattern of declining visitor numbers at English institutions – and new hope for more employment in the sector.
Ten years of National Theatre Live has allowed more people outside of London to see theatrical shows and changed the landscape of theatre production worldwide, writes Ruthie Fierberg. She looks at how the model works.
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A 9-year-old German girl will not be able to join Berlin's oldest cultural institution, its all boys' choir, after a court decided that artistic freedom was more important than...
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Simon Armitage says he has no plans to mark Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union with a poem, despite the efforts of Brexiteer MPs, including Jacob Rees-Mogg and David Jones, to...
Arts People
Property investor and entrepreneur TIM ALLAN has been announced as the new Chair of V&A Dundee, succeeding its founding Chair LESLEY KNOX. Allan, who helped fundraise for the venue’s...
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PETER IRESON has been appointed to manage the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham from 19 August. Ireson has more than 25 years’ experience in venue management and arts...
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HARRIET MACKIE is leaving her role as Senior Producer of Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre to join the London theatre. She will replace outgoing Producer GEORGIA GATTI, who intends to depart by...
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Leader BENEDICT HOLLAND has retired after 17 years at the helm of the East Midlands professional orchestra. Violinist SOPHIE ROSA has picked up the role as Holland pursues other...
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Former Director of Newport’s Quay Arts MICK SMITH joins the Dorset-based charity, filling the post left by CURTIS FULCHER. Smith has experience in business development and management, as well...
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JENNY HOWARD-COOMBES, who is also Joint CEO of Freedom Festival Arts Trust, will take up a new post at the National Trust for Scotland in the autumn. The trust’s first employee in 2012, she was...
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Dancer and Akram Khan Company Producer FAROOQ CHAUDHRY will be Artist Trustee at Tate for the next four years. TIM DAVIE, Chief Executive of BBC Studios, has been reappointed to the board.
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NICK THOMPSON joins the company as it embarks on a fundraising campaign to open its first permanent site. Artistic Director PAUL STACEY said Thompson’s “producing acumen, organisational...
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The Arts Council has warned that if its grant-in-aid from DCMS is cut in the forthcoming spending review, it may not be able to afford its existing funding commitments.
"Hero pigeons" Bianca and Mole are two of the Royal Ballet's most unique performers. Jennifer Lu looks at the combination of training, timing and temperament the company needs to manage shows with live animals.
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Londondance.com has closed after 18 years in operation. A statement on the website says "the dance sector has considerably changed, as have the communication channels and services available to...
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England’s principal producing theatres say cuts to arts education are increasingly restricting their work with children to independent schools.
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More money was refunded to both large and small organisations last year – but freelancers are missing out. 
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The extra money has been allocated above the programme’s planned budget “in response to the incredibly strong applications received”.
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Arti Prashar was told to never create a job that no one else could fill. She looks back on 13 years as CEO of Spare Tyre Theatre Company.
Few museums showcase performance art and fewer still collect it. Deborah Vankin looks at the challenges - and the changing perceptions - around institutions acquiring intangible installations. 

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