Data from the Musicians’ Union found almost half of female members experienced sexual harassment at work. Rosemary Lucy Hill outlines what can be done to combat the issue.
Should we redefine, reclaim or relegate the word ‘civic’? Helen Nicholson debates the relationship between the idea of the civic and theatres in towns.
Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza has gained international attention for removing African artefacts from European museums. He explains his ‘active diplomacy’ to Allan Clark and Lisa McGregor
Arts People
International biennial festival of theatre LIFT has named ROSIE MILLARD as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees. She will replace BERNARD DONOGHUE in November. Millard has been a journalist...
Arts People
The Lightbox in Woking has announced SARAH BROWN as its new Director. Currently Principal Keeper at Leeds Art Gallery, Brown will take up the role on December 1. She will succeed MARILYN SCOTT...
Arts People
London's Polka Theatre has announced two new patrons: JAMAEL WESTMAN and DAME JUDI DENCH. Westman, who is currently starring in musical Hamilton in Los Angeles, said he was honoured to...
News
AHRC’s investment will support artificially intelligent programmes to create unified virtual collections of the UK’s museums, archives, libraries, and galleries.
News
Data from the last quarter of 2020 has revealed Tate Modern to be the most visited museum in England last year. The museum attracted 160,814 visits from October to December - whilst coronavirus...
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Work has begun on Blackpool’s Showtown Museum after delays caused by the pandemic. The £13m project, which will tell the story of Blackpool and its role in British entertainment...
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Music and theatre venues are calling for Northern Ireland's Executive to end its one-metre social distancing rule. The restriction has meant many venues are yet to reopen, with those hosting...
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Performers face financial hardship if the Government proceeds with plans to cut a £20 per week Universal Credit uplift. 53% of Equity members in a new survey said the policy would hurt them...
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Educational arts charity Art UK has opened an auction fundraiser which will split proceeds equally between all participating artists. Buy Art To Help Art UK features a live auction at...
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North East Lincolnshire Council has appointed creative consultants Beam to determine its new culture and heritage strategy. The council decided in 2017 to outsource its next cultural strategy...
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The heritage sector has criticised new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ decision to overturn Dorman Long Tower’s Grade II-listed status on her first evening in office, causing the...
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The tax increase will be a "double whammy" for some self employed creatives, as income support dries up in October.
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Birmingham 2022 has released details of the six-month festival set to run across the West Midlands as part of the Commonwealth Games. The £12m festival will showcase art, photography,...
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In yet another U-turn, vaccine passports will become England's 'Plan B'. What can venues expect this winter?
Opinion
In trying to diversify its company, English Touring Opera shot itself - and 14 freelancers - in the foot.
News
£500,000 of unclaimed money has been granted to a development programme for Northern Irish arts organisations. Arts & Business NI received the Dormant Accounts Fund NI award to...
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A proposed merger involving music label Sony will be probed further after concerns about the deal were raised. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred Sony Music’s...
Arts People
East London Dance has appointed TIA HASSAN and KATE SCANLAN as joint Creative Director and Chief Executive on a job share basis. The pair will take up the role on October 4, with Chief...
Arts People
DANIEL KING has been announced as new Executive Director of theatre company Icon. King was previously interim Executive Director at Camden People's Theatre, before holding roles at...
Arts People
VIVEK MALHOTRA has been named interim CEO of QUAD Derby. He will be in the role for six months whilst permanent CEO ADAM BUSS is seconded to Bid Director for Derby City of Culture. Malhotra has...
News
The new Culture Secretary's pro-Brexit stance and history of controversy have the left-leaning arts sector worried.
Arts People
RACHAEL WILLIAMS has been named as Streetwise Opera's next CEO. She will take over from interim CEO LUCY PERMAN in January. Williams is currently Executive Director and Joint CEO at North...

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