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Following a storm over Birmingham Rep's decision to lease some of its premises for use as a Nightingale Court, Black theatre company Talawa has pulled out of a partnership with The REP that would...
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Self employed classical violinist Róisín Walters has launched a petition calling on the Government to waive any January 2021 tax bills that may be payable by freelance workers who have been excluded...
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A plan for Brighton and Hove to become the best place in the country to start up or scale up a cultural business or be a successful creative freelancer is being presented to councillors in the city....
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Leeds 2023 Executive Producer Emma Beverley’s career has come full circle from working with the people she loves to working for them.
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London’s cultural and commercial sectors have always had a symbiotic relationship, writes Tony Matharu. Fostering those links is now more important than ever.
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The pandemic presents a unique set of challenges. But turning obstacles into opportunities is what circus does best, write Billy Alwen and Geraldine Giddings.
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In a time of great uncertainty, understanding audience attitudes and behaviours make the future a little more predictable, writes Maurane Ramon.
In the last century, television didn't kill theatre or VHS kill cinema. But has the uneasy balance between staying in and going out been tipped by Covid? It's time for cultural organisations to embrace a remote strategy, says Matt Locke.
The apparent inability of neurotypical culture to understand autistic culture on its own terms and view people with complex needs as equals, comes across as thinly veiled contempt, says Sonia Boué.
The shift online has enabled many disabled artists to be more integrated into the wider arts scene, writes Dani Garavelli. But why did it take non-disabled people to suffer the limitations routinely experienced by their disabled peers for this to happen?
A student at Princeton University has shown that machine-made Chinese landscape paintings are good enough to fool human evaluators – more than half of the time.
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A draft Welsh Government budget for 2021-22 includes standstill funding for the Arts Council of Wales (ACW). ACW CEO Nick Capaldi has welcomed the news, describing it as an "important...
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The Royal Collection Trust, which lost £64m in 2020 due to the closure of Buckingham Palace and other sites to visitors, has had to restructure and make staff cuts. Desmond Shawe-Taylor, the...
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Arts subjects have been excluded from a new government scheme offering adults aged 24 and above free access to courses that lead to their first full Level 3 qualification - equivalent to a technical...
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Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport, has been admitted to hospital suffering from Covid-19. Her team tweeted on New Year's Eve...
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The UK desk of the European Union programme will close in March as funding is focussed on the pandemic response.
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1,000 Barcelona residents have taken part in study to test the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening at cultural events. After taking an antigen test immediately before the performance,...
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100 or fewer organisations will benefit from the next round of England's Culture Recovery Fund repayable finance.
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Bectu, the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union, has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for him to amend furlough rules to support creative sector workers who now face...
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Birmingham's Library and Repertory Theatre is to be used for temporary courtrooms as the Government takes steps to alleviate pressure on the court system and tackle outstanding cases. The...
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MATTHEW TAYLOR is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), after 15 years at the helm. He is leaving the organisation next year to focus on...
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FATOŞ ÜSTEK has left her position as Director of the Liverpool Biennial after just 17 months in the post following a ‘breakdown in the relationship between her and the Board of the...
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Choreographer and dancer DANE HURST is joining Phoenix Dance Theatre as its new Artistic Director early next year, succeeding SHARON WATSON who left in May. Hurst is currently the Associate Artist in...
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Dance Base Scotland has announced that ISABEL MOURA MENDES is joining as its inaugural Centre Director. In this new position she will be a part of the senior leadership team and deputise for the...
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Poole Arts Trust, the charity that runs Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, has appointed Chief Executive of Diverse Abilities MARK POWELL as its new Chair. He replaces MIKE JEFFRIES...

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