It used to be hard to survive as a working class arts sector worker "and it's gotten worse", says Kenn Taylor. He reflects on recommendations for diversifying the workforce.
Art critic Jason Farago looks beneath the peel of a very famous banana. Are you a philistine if you don't get it? And what is it really worth?
Culture journalist Richard Morrison offers advice to returning Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan: "you are entering an alien world in which almost nobody voted Tory or for Brexit."
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The planned relocation in May realises a "long-held ambition to imbed the orchestra in a diverse community" and become more inclusive. The organisation said it will contribute to a...
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About 827,000 people - 311,000 of them tourists - contributed £92m of direct and indirect spending to Sheffield in 2017, according to a new report from UK Music. Per-person spend was...
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Nicky Morgan will remain in the top role at DCMS, despite quitting as an MP before the General Election. She has been given a peerage to the chagrin of some in the arts and political spheres who say...
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Croydon, Greenwich, Hounslow, Lewisham, Haringey, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Sutton will compete for £1.35m and the title of London Borough of Culture for 2021 or 2023. The successful...
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Ulster Museum has acquired six etchings, the first works by the Dutch painter to enter a collection in Northern Ireland. They were a 'surprise' gift to the museum under Arts Council England...
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A months-long investigation by MSPs has concluded that “urgent, robust action” is needed to ensure fair pay for artists and a viable future for the country’s cultural sector.
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Bury's bid, titled 'Happy', has been revealed as the winner of £120,000 of investment over the next 12 months. Leader of Bury Council David Jones said the award reflected the...
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New research from the British Medical Journal found visiting museums, theatres, concerts and art galleries once or twice a year can reduce the risk of death by 14%, with more regular attendance...
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LLDC says the cost of the new East London cultural quarter is more than advisers predicted and has not ruled out further increases to the budget.
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Arts Council England has confirmed a small cash injection for each of its portfolio organisations in 2020.
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Leeds 2023 has named MARK HOLLANDER as its Executive Director. Currently Executive Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, his appointment follows that of Creative Director KULLY THIARAI. Together...
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BEN ROBERTS has been promoted to become Chief Executive of the BFI, the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image. He joined the BFI as Director of the BFI Film Fund in...
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The Unicorn Theatre has announced BAILEY LOCK as its new Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive, succeeding ANNELIESE DAVIDSEN who is leaving the company after eight years to become...
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SUZANNAH BEDFORD will be the new CEO and Creative Director of City Arts, the Nottingham-based charity that provides creative opportunities for people and communities that are often overlooked and...
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Digital Director at the Association for Cultural Enterprises and former Deputy Executive Director of the Mercury Theatre Colchester, ROBIN CANTRILL-FENWICK has been appointed to the newly created...
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Nottingham contemporary visual arts space New Art Exchange has welcomed six new board members: ASHITEY AKOMFRAH, JITEN ANAND, MEETA DAVE, MAHTAB HUSSAIN, RHIANNON JONES and SOPHIA RAMCHARAN...
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CHRISTINE PAYNE, General Secretary of Equity, the UK trade union representing performers and other creative workers in the entertainment, creative and cultural industries. will be retiring in October...
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The Board of the Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust has appointed MAYOWA OCHERE for her experience in the financial, education and communications sectors. Ochere works for...
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The whistleblower alleged the council breached financial guidelines when making its case to move to new premises, saying the move could cost taxpayers millions in the long term. Minister for Culture...
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Young dancers were encouraged to smoke to control their weight, addressed by their clothing size and exposed to harsh training routines, a special commission has found. A report said the academy,...
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Arts Council England will begin collecting data on the socio-economic background of its NPO workforce next year, but will need to overcome perceptions that doing so is “alien, intimate and intrusive”.
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New research “confirms many fears that female artists are making less money, regardless of talent”. So what’s the solution?

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