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UK touts face a further squeeze with the announcement that Live Nation is to shut down two European resale sites and replace them with a price-capped platform on its main Ticketmaster site.
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STEPHEN LANGRIDGE, Director for Opera and Drama at Gothenburg Opera in Sweden for the past five years, has been appointed Artistic Director of Glyndebourne. He will start his new role in spring...
Why do London’s art museums continue to see a decline in footfall, and does it matter? Experts are puzzled, reports Javier Pes.
Can classical music connect with society on its own terms, or does it need pin-ups to sell records and tickets? Maxim Boon examines the arguments. 
When starting a career in the arts sector, knock-backs may seem like part of everyday life. Abby Young-Powell shares what the pros have learnt from their experiences.
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NAOMI MILLER will be Deputy Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership from November. She has spent the past four and a half years fundraising at Bristol Cathedral, which has become one of...
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The research centre will aim to “pre-empt the needless wheel-spinning, data-churning and combative cross-talking that has characterised much of the past debate” about cultural value.
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Creative Scotland has announced details of a new Touring Fund offering organisations outside its Regular Funding portfolio the chance to make and tour new work.
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Two reports commissioned by Arts Council England found that cost and lack of confidence are major barriers to youth engagement.
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New research is responding to employer demands for the apprenticeship system to be made more attractive to the creative industries.
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A report by the Fair Fringe campaign finds “shameful” sharp practice by venues and promoters at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is exploiting workers and putting their physical and mental...
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An open letter to the Charity Commission’s chair argues that charging charities is not “the best course of action or the right one in principle”.
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Three outer city venues around Leeds were found to have generated committed core audiences in areas perceived as barren.
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PETER LEATHEM, CEO at PPL, the licencing body for recorded music, has been named as the new chairman at specialist healthcare charity the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). He...
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BENGI UNSAL, Senior Contemporary Music Programmer at Southbank Centre, and musician ELLIE ROWSELL from alternative rock band Wolf Alice, have joined the Board at Music Venue Trust. SARAH THIRTLE,...
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A clampdown on visas led to a dozen authors facing unprecedented barriers to visiting the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year, according to director Nick Barley, who had to work with MPs...
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Critics have slammed the use of taxpayers' money to recruit an arts curator to place HS2-linked artwork along the route of the planned high speed rail link between London and Manchester. 
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The Belfast venue is planning major changes to 'Act 2', an extension which opened in 2006 but is currently under-used. These incude improvements to its external appearance, better flow to...
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The financial collapse of Performance Art Ventures C.I.C, which ran the Peterborough venue, means the lease will revert to a charitable trust which will continue running the venue for hire....
Mark Shenton confesses to occasionally falling asleep while reviewing a play and talks about the implications of this occupational hazard.
The Edinburgh Fringe festival is unaffected by the corporate ideals of consumerism and profit, says George Kerevan, who gives his view on why it should remain a vast artistic experiment powered by youthful ambition and enthusiasm. 
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Culture Warrington, the independent trust that runs the town’s cultural activities, has launched a local lottery delivering 60p in every £1 raised to support the arts.
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A third of the works in its ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition have been returned to artists who objected to the museum hosting a reception for an arms manufacturer. Directors warned that their...
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City Council leaders are calling for Festival venues and shows to be more spread out across the city, and may in future years use their licensing powers in an attempt to tackle “pinch points...
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Opposition leaders have accused Aberdeen City Council of failing to hold fundraising consultants accountable for the work they have been doing to help plug a “a multi-million pound black hole...

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