One artist’s work on visually representing the HIV virus is helping a group of scientists approach their research in a more creative way, write Greg Towers and Richard Milne.
Feature
Becoming London's first Borough of Culture next year is just the beginning of a fundamental change of approach for Waltham Forest, says Sam Hunt.
Case study
Pulling a community venue back from the brink needs vision, commitment and cost-effective solutions for tackling commercial challenges. The Royal Hippodrome Theatre has harnessed all three, writes Claire Boot.
Feature
Just providing entertainment is no longer enough to draw in audiences. But by focusing on what people value, arts organisations can maintain strong relationships with customers amid competing demands for their attention, writes Dave Wakeman.
Feature
Theatre and concert composer Adrian Sutton looks back on the trajectory of his career, from computer magazine reviews editor to becoming the musical brains behind the score for War Horse.
News
1,200 fewer pupils were taught to play a musical instrument in Scottish schools in 2017/18 compared to the year before, according to new research. The news comes as an increasing number of local...
News
Roco, the £1.2m arts complex which opened in 2015 and offered 40 artist studios and a gallery, has stopped trading after running out of cash.
News
Contemporary painting group Lot 5 Collective is inviting anyone who attends its new exhibition to deface the painting, which had been shown at the National Portrait Gallery. It was painted by artist...
Book review
James Doeser dissects the convictions underpinning Meyrick et al’s contempt for proliferating attempts to measure and quantify the value of the arts. 
News
Architects have drawn up plans to support a bid for a £4.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a revamp of the 125-year-old Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston. The...
Anthony Ekundayo Lennon has been at the centre of a recent controversy after it emerged that he had taken a place on a scheme for ethnic minority theatre professionals, despite having white Irish parents. Here, he argues that his situation is more complex than has been reported, and part of an evolving conversation about identity.
Chris Dercon, a former director of Tate Modern, stood down as head of Berlin’s Volksbühne theatre earlier this year following protests against his appointment, which was seen by some as an example of how outsiders are changing the city’s character. Alex Marshall notes that his new role in Paris will be more familiar territory.
News
Venues across the UK will be using live captioning for performances this week as part of a national campaign, but charity Stagetext says that more work needs to be done to make the arts accessible to...
News
The news that Oldham Council has decided to drop its support for a new Oldham Coliseum Theatre comes as the theatre’s long-serving Artistic Director announces he is leaving this month to go freelance.
News
Tate, the British Museum and Imperial War Museums have all recently completed drives to gain support for large-scale capital work, but economic changes also played a part in the decline.
News
The lack of a marketing strategy in the first few years of the programme and the diminishing dominance of YouTube led to underwhelming take up of the multi-channel Canvas network.
News
A new report calls for £200m investment and a national reading movement to improve the UK’s mental health, wellbeing and social mobility.
News
Lotte Wakeham has set out her vision for the theatre, which includes “tonnes of participatory work” as the venue undergoes a major capital redevelopment.
News
Changes to block out noise, alongside rocketing design and construction costs, have added millions to the project’s budget, the council admits.
Arts People
Chief Executive & Artistic Director of Oldham Coliseum Theatre KEVIN SHAW will leave the organisation this month after 17 years in the role to pursue a freelance directing career. He personally...
Arts People
After four and half years and five festivals, ANU GIRI will be stepping down as Executive Director of Dance Umbrella in Spring 2019 to pursue new opportunities. 
Arts People
MUNIRA MIRZA, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Education in London from 2008 – 2016, will join King’s College London as Executive Director for Culture in January 2019.
Arts People
After a decade as Artistic Director and Chief Executive, RUTH BORTHWICK has announced she will step down in April 2019. Borthwick was appointed an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Literature...
News
Following a £1.3m redevelopment, Leith Walk Studios will open as a flexible workspace for businesses, entrepreneurs and artists in a former tram depot that has not been used for 60 years.
Arts People
Brand and communications strategist SUSIE STUBBS, who is Managing Director of Modern Designers, has been appointed Chair of the Castlefield Gallery Board of Trustees.

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