Upon winning a Golden Globe, straight actor Darren Criss promised to act in no more gay roles, in order to open up opportunities for LGBT colleagues. Ryan Gilbey asks, is it a problem to act outside of your sexuality?
How do you make a musical instrument that works in Virtual Reality for disabled performers? Franziska Schroeder and Matilde Meireles explain their research at Queen’s University Belfast.
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Figures provided by the online funding platform to the BBC reveal there has been a 33% drop in giving to arts and culture, and a 10% increase in donations to poverty and health-related charities....
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St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth has been granted £27k by the local council and had its annual funding increased for a two-year period to clear debts accrued over the past six years...
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The venue has dropped five-year old plans for a £6m refurbishment – saying they were too ambitious in the current climate – and is seeking options for a smaller, phased extension,...
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33-year-old Thomas Ellison, from Fenham in Newcastle, has been sentenced to 90 hours of community service for placing a lunchbox with a circuit board and a doll on a major bridge in the city in 2017...
After controversies about underrepresented artists at the National Theatres of Wales and Ireland, Mark Fisher muses on who – and what – a national theatre is for. 
Ahead of the screening of a documentary profiling Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, DW speaks to the star about working with a film-maker, the magic of live performance, and why she still fields questions that no male conductor would be asked.
It can be difficult to give children a first-hand experience of live performance, but Northern Ballet is hoping to enthuse younger audiences with a series of 40-minute films at cinemas across the UK, writes Rob Walker.
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Manchester Museum, the Horniman Museum in London and Carlisle’s Tullie House are among the institutions receiving grants in the latest round of the DCMS Wolfson fund, a joint initiative between...
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Architects Matheson Whiteley’s designs for Studio Voltaire in Clapham – which will refurbish existing buildings and enlarge studio and exhibition spaces as well as creating a new café,...
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Classical sales and streams increased by 10% in 2018, making it the year’s fastest-growing genre. Sales of classical CDs increased by 7%, in contrast to the decline in this format for rock and...
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The Photographers’ Gallery says it will not curtail activity in the face of complaints from the pro-Brexit campaign group. 
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Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has merged the country’s three ministries of culture, sports and social development into a single department called the ministry of citizenship. New...
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A group of funders including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation are to test a set of key principles to make grant reporting a more “meaningful and mutually beneficial experience”.
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Interviews with arts sector stakeholders also reveal that Arts Council England is seen as overly bureaucratic, and the Grantium funding portal continues to complicate grant applications.
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Opportunities for using virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies will be developed with a view to extending the ways audiences across the world can experience live performance.
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Up to 40 employees – around 14% of the theatre’s workforce – could be impacted by a planned restructure, although the theatre said the number of redundancies would be much lower...
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New Fabian Society research – backed by Children & the Arts, the Musicians Union and actor Ben Elton – found that nearly two-thirds of 400 surveyed teachers said there was currently...
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The two-year, £22m project, which began last October, will create a new set of galleries from former office, storage and display spaces; improve accessibility for those with mobility...
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The company’s 2017/18 accounts reveal that although turnover increased by 14% on the previous year, profits were down 57% from £12m to £5m as the costs of refurbishing the West End...
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Claims by the Onward thinktank that young people should be steered away from “low value” degrees because they leave taxpayers to foot the bill for their studies are "simplistic", say university bosses.
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DOMINIC HADDOCK, currently Director of Development at Spitalfields Music, has been appointed Head of Development and Communications at English Touring Opera. He joins the company next month.
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DAN HOWARD will take over from ROY SHIELDS as Chair of the Board of Governors at Elmhurst Ballet School. Howard’s career has included senior educational roles at Bournemouth Media School, the...
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HANNA STREETER, a Senior Producer at Paines Plough since 2014, has been appointed as the next Executive Director of the Orange Tree Theatre. She will succeed SARAH NICHOLSON in March 2019, working...

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