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BRIAN WALSH OBE is taking over from PROFESSOR JUDITH LAMIE as Chair of the Board of Directors at QUAD, Derby’s centre for art and film Lamie had been part of the QUAD Board for over two...
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The new Associate Director at Swindon-based Prime Theatre is LAURA JASPER. She has worked across the UK as an actor, theatre practitioner and director for Bristol Old Vic, Nottingham Playhouse,...
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New figures from the Department for Education show the number of arts, media and publishing apprentices has fallen by a third since 2015 – but the data doesn’t tell the full story.
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WOLFGANG TILLMANS has been elected as the new Chair of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, marking the organisation’s return to an artist-led board for the first time in over 30 years. Himself...
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Learning and Participation Manager CLARE FARMER is leaving the dance company after four years to take up a new position at Middlesex University. Akademi has recently welcomed two new senior staff,...
Margate has become a "different, edgy, sexy" town since the Turner Contemporary opened. Thousands of people now visit every day - but is the area any better for aritsts? Tanya Gupta looks deeper.
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Banksy's "Devolved Parliament", which depicts MPs in the House of Commons as chimpanzees, sold for a record amount at Sotheby's in London on Thursday. The four-metre wide painting...
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Redwood Performing Arts Trust will reopen the Underground Theatre before Christmas, renaming it Grove Theatre. The trust was offered the venue by East Sussex County Council after the organisation it...
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Arts Council England’s draft ten-year strategy aims to ensure its own bureaucratic survival and reveals the thinking of an organisation that imagines it is in charge. It is not a strategy for the cultural organisations it is meant to serve, says Robert Hewison. 
The publicly funded cultural sector can no longer be complacent about the communities it is intended to serve, writes Kenn Taylor. He looks at why - and how - we perform community engagement.
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Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth may have to "start the business from scratch", its Artistic Director Richard Stride said, after burglars caused thousands of pounds worth of damage. The...
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The London theatre has replaced signs on male and female toilets with pictures of cubicles or urinals as part of a major refurbishment. The new facilities will allow people to make their own...
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Placido Domingo has resigned from the company, which he led for more than 15 years, amid investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct made by 20 women. Domingo said he holds LA Opera "...
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Andrew Pinnock says City of Culture planners should spend less time making up positive-sounding stories they think they can sell, and more time listening to the people who make culture on their own terms.
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Apprenticeship reforms have offered new opportunities for organisations who want to take on a trainee, writes Madeleine Lund. But how realistic are apprenticeships for our most disadvantaged and underserved young people?
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The rise of populism, rejection from investors, a volatile labour market, climate change, digitisation and "economic crisis recovery": a new study surveys the threats and opportunities facing Europe's creative and cultural sectors.
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Protesters say the funder’s draft strategy “neither addresses the urgency of the climate and ecological emergency, nor grasps the chance to trumpet boldly the pivotal role arts and culture play in bringing about societal changes”.
Kara Walker's new installation at the Tate Modern is "a sardonic counterprogram to the celebration of empire", writes Siddhartha Mitter. It presents a memorial to a history that has not yet passed.
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The elusive artist says the Croydon shop, Gross Domestic Product, is his way of countering a greeting card company that is allegedly suing him for the trademark to his own name. Mark Stephens,...
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A survey of arts leaders, teachers and musicians finds composing is being sidelined, with unclear progression routes and declining confidence among aspiring young composers.
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Chris Garrard dissects the public comments made by cultural leaders on the issue of ethical sponsorship. 
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Library and museum staff planning 14 days of industrial action hope it will be "a wake-up call for the council to come to the table for constructive negotiations".
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The University of Lincoln's School of Fine and Performing Arts is thought to be unique in employing a professional producer to support students' creative work. Rachel Baynton explains how her role bridges the gap between academia and artistic practice.
Education Minister Nick Gibb plans to develop a model music curriculum amid a nexus of policy that has already driven students away from creative subjects, writes Sarah Derbyshire. She asks: where to from here?
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Seyi Omooba lost her starring role in a production of "The Colour Purple" after a 2014 Facebook post in which she said she did "not believe you can be born gay" resurfaced in...

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