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As library workers in Bromley enter their sixth consecutive month of strike action, their union has taken aim at the company it claims will catalyse the erosion of services across the UK.
The so-called 'Festival of Brexit' is poorly-timed, provocative and parochial, writes Tom Morton. It is a battleground in a culture war the Government may not win.
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The country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Department of Communications and the Arts will be merged into a new Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional...
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Alt-space, the home of Morecambe Fringe, has had its last 12 funding applications rejected. The festival's Director Matt Panesh said he cannot afford to keep the venue going himself, but hopes to...
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An expert on sexual misconduct in higher education says the conservatoire’s senior staff must “take the lead in challenging behaviours and attitudes among their colleagues” to transform their culture – and the culture of classical music.
Case study
Susan Rudnik explains how a community-led art psychotherapy service is helping those affected by the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire to start processing what happened.
Feature
Climate change, activism, funding constraints, policy priorities… How can museums and heritage organisations adjust their presentation, programming, collections and business models in response to the challenging world around them? Being adaptable is the only way forward, says Tom Freshwater.
Feature
How do policies and prejudices around religious belief affect the cultural workforce? People of faith tell Martin Cox how they feel about being an artist involved in socially engaged arts.
Gallery-goers are ready to give up because of overcrowding, says Sirin Kale. Why aren't timed entry tickets working?
Anya Samek studies whether a personalised, heartfelt thank you call is will encourage donors to give again. Spoiler alert: it doesn't
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NEC Group plans to build an 8000-capacity venue in Edinburgh, the first indoor arena in Scotland's capital. The group's Arenas Chair Phil Mean said: "Edinburgh is well known for its...
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Students’ association President pushes for change following upset over a guest speaker’s allegedly racist and transphobic remarks: “I know the school is sympathetic and keen to remedy these sort of situations.”
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National Theatre partnerships with theatres around the country are creating an opportunity for them to share and compare experiences and ideas across a mix of scales, locations and financial models. Lisa Burger explains what’s going on.
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Culture Secretary and staff fear the key policy document will be buried by other news if it is released before the General Election.
Arts People
From freelance marketing to running his own production company, Jake Orr has always been willing to take a leap into the unknown.
Mark Hudson argues allowing artists to award the Turner Prize to themselves destroys the purpose of the competition - discerning the best.
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A rare first-edition copy of a collection of Scots songs is now for sale for £5200. Collector Kevin Brown acquired it from a defunct bookstore in the US more than two years ago. Most of the...
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The development, which will expand Manchester Metropolitan University's creative, digital and tech facilities, is due for completion in spring 2021. The five storey building will include film...
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A new manifesto says freelance workers have “little protection from exploitation” and warns of a grim future for touring performers.
Northern Ballet gets half the Arts Council England funding that English National Ballet receives, and less still than Birmingham Royal Ballet, writes Rob Parsons. Its Chief Executive says funding disparities are hampering its attractiveness and ability to compete with southern companies.
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Art collector Jamie Aherne has opened what is believed to be the city's first original fine art gallery, Blackwater Gallery. Aherne said he wanted to showcase his personal collection: "...
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Andrew Aldis has alleged he was fired after refusing to take a £4000 pay cut following East Riding Council's restructure of local concert venue Bridlington Spa. He said: "I was...
Lyn Gardner argues that arts organisations should give up their royal patronage, saying what was once considered a badge of pride now "peddles the idea that theatre, dance and the arts are only for the elite".
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Londoner Andria Zafirakou, who won the $1 million Varkey Foundation global teacher prize in 2018, will roll out her artists in residence initiative to schools in Newcastle...
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Leanne MacVeigh Dance Academy in Alford, Aberdeenshire has converted industrial units into a purpose-built studio with a £37,000 match loan and the savings of its owner, Leanne MacKay....

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