Case study
A programme in Stockton-on-Tees has helped young people excluded from mainstream schools learn new skills, develop self-worth and show others what they can achieve, writes Rachele Rapisardi.
Feature
The government's ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative makes sense for HMRC, but it's also a chance for arts organisations to save time and money, says Mahmood Reza.
In illiberal democracies, political control is often the price of government support for culture. Adrian Ellis examines the uneasy relationship between museums and populist regimes.
Book review
Peter Campbell's sceptical critique of the 'creativity agenda' makes for fascinating - if at times uncomfortable - reading, says Andrew Garrad.
News
Kingston Council has warned that the theatre's £265k annual funding will end by 2022 and criticised its “uncommercial” programme of events, saying “we think they can act...
Opinion
Artists, activists and cultural workers argue that trans activists' protests against arts programming are part of a legitimate struggle for equal rights.
News
Liverpool Philharmonic and Liverpool John Moores University are joining forces with Help Musicians to address concerns about the prevalence and impact of playing-related injuries among professional...
Until recently no one would care or dare to denounce the ethical indifference of artists and curators. Not any more, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
News
Sidney and Matilda Gallery and Social Club is applying for planning permission to develop a former paper factory in the city centre as a mixed-use gallery space and private arts members club....
News
The first ever series of family friendly operas commissioned by the Royal Opera House aims to challenge public preconceptions about the art form and 'inoculate' young people against prejudice...
YouTube channels, accessible live events and digital radio are contributing to the growth in popularity of classical music among younger generations, writes David Woode.
News
In a letter to Small Business and Consumer Minister Kelly Tolhurst, the industry body’s CEO Michael Dugher urges that the crowdfunding website PledgeMusic be referred to the Competition and...
News
Following an “administrative error” from studio provider ACAVA which meant it did not pay rent to the building’s landlords, twenty-five artists are now unable to access their...
Arts People
HOME, Manchester’s multi-art form centre, has announced JUDE CHRISTIAN as the new Associate Director. She was previously Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio, an Associate Artist at...
Arts People
CRAIG TITLEY has been appointed as South Hill Park’s new Chief Executive. He joined as Executive Director in May 2017 and has previously served six years as a trustee. Formerly Chief Executive...
Arts People
After four years with Absolutely Cultured, first as Executive Producer for Hull 2017 and later as Creative Director and CEO, KATY FULLER has announced that she is stepping down to pursue other...
News
Fear of negative reactions is deterring Deaf and disabled musicians from mentioning their access needs when talking to promoters, venues or festivals about performing opportunities.
Arts People
JANET SMYTH is stepping down as Children and Education Programme Director after eight years with the festival. She played a key role in the creation and success of long-term engagement project,...
Arts People
CATHERINE HEARNE, Chief Executive of Helix Arts since January 2015, has announced she will be leaving the organisation in July. She will continue to work in the North East cultural sector as Chair of...
Arts People
AMANDA NEVILL has announced that she will be stepping down as BFI’s CEO early next year. She joined the organisation in 2003 – the first female in the CEO role – and in 2012 took on...
News
Previously criticised as “too posh for pop”, Arts Council England has voiced support for genres including rock and hip-hop.
News
A new project will investigate new ideas for how the arts can play an “impactful and sustainable” role in health and wellbeing.
News
A study of 50,000 people found that regardless of skill level, taking part in activities like painting, pottery or music helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems.
News
An evidence review by Arts Council England suggests a reduction in London funding “should naturally lead to greater potential for funding rural organisations”.
News
An £8m scheme has been put forward to convert a large derelict warehouse into a multi-purpose arts centre, including artists’ studios and workshops, an arts library, gallery spaces and a...

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