Feature
Has music become too pigeon-holed into distinct genres? Tony Haynes asks how we can truly promote cultural diversity when the opportunities for creativity are so restricted.
News
Harriet Harman MP has backed the #everychildamusician campaign, established by oboist Nicholas Daniel, calling on the Government to provide musical instruments and classes to all primary school...
British education policy is turning children into mini robots, marginalising those whose minds don’t operate along conventional, mechanical lines. The Government must listen and enable children to take arts GCSEs, argues Alice Thomson.
The grant funding system is broken, says the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, and reporting must change so that arts organisations no longer need to repackage the same information for each different funder.
Case study
Hull Truck Theatre’s pop-up box offices in local supermarkets sell tickets to new audiences and also create valuable community relationships. Magda Moses tells the story.
News
Falling Lottery revenues and policy changes favouring regional venues and smaller projects have led to more museums and galleries being rejected for large capital grants from the Heritage Lottery...
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Culture Minister Monika Grütters has announced plans to boost annual arts funding by around €300m in fulfilment of a 2017 election pledge, and as a signal that “culture is the foundation...
The Guardian’s decision to end Lyn Gardner’s contract is a sign that our relationship with cultural criticism has shifted irrevocably in the internet age, argues Rowland Manthorpe.
Colleen Dilenschneider urges arts organisations not to use technology for technology’s sake, offering four pieces of advice on how to use virtual reality strategically.
The Guardian sets out its view on arts education, saying this is a more necessary cause than spending £50m on bolstering the discredited grammar school system.
News
Artistic Director and Chief Executive Sarah Brigham said she has received “phenomenal” support after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. A fundraising campaign led by her friends...
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Collaboration between organisations including Arts Council England, the Association of Independent Museums and the Museums Association has resulted in a plan to implement the recommendations of a...
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The capital project has created 70% more public space, including a new suite of galleries, a lecture theatre, cafes and shops, and linked the Royal Academy’s two sites: Burlington House and...
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The national arts funder has contacted several arts organisations ahead of a referendum on the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution, which effectively bans abortion, to ensure they are not using...
Arts People
Hull Truck Theatre has appointed two new members of staff: ADAM POWNALL joins as Theatre Producer & Programmer from Lincoln Drill Hall, where he has been Artistic Programme and Participation...
News
The theatre, which has operated in temporary venues since it was founded in 1993, has announced it will move to a permanent venue in Elephant and Castle next year with a 300-seat flexible theatre...
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Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has approved planning proposals for a £90m theatre and civic centre, which will replace the 985-seat Assembly Hall.
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An evaluation of a £1m programme connecting arts organisations and care homes found much more needs to be done to extend the reach of quality arts for older people.
Arts People
BEN MCKNIGHT is the new Director of Press & PR for Manchester International Festival (MIF). He was previously Director of Communications at Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and prior to that was...
Arts People
Head of Development for Wilton’s Music Hall in East London RACHAEL PALMER is leaving the organisation to join Liverpool’s Unity Theatre. She will take on the newly created role of General...
Arts People
London dance company Boy Blue has appointed SHAWAB IQBAL as Learning and Participation Producer. In the past he has held roles at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Matthew Bourne’s New...
News
A £2.1m fall in the national funder’s annual NPO contingency budget means its ability to respond to requests for financial intervention will be reduced.
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The newly appointed National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts said she would wait to hear the views of inspectors from across the country before drawing conclusions about the national state of arts education.
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Plans to distribute £5m to good causes have been frustrated by the collapse of Loteri Cymru, which failed to attract sufficient lottery players.
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The former Chief Executive of The Place joins as the organisation embarks on a major capital project and seeks to redefine itself as the international centre for contemporary African culture, business and innovation.

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