Young entrepreneur Bejay Mulenga describes how getting involved in the arts as a teenager turned him into a doer.
The Government’s support for the Agent of Change planning principle is to be celebrated, but a business rates hike is threatening music venues across the country and must be urgently addressed, argues the Music Venue Trust.
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HMRC has issued warning letters to 550 companies, in sectors including law, media and the performing arts, reminding them that employing unpaid interns as workers to avoid paying the national minimum...
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Shadow Education Minister Tracy Brabin will table a bill later this month calling for freelance mothers in sectors including the creative industries to be given access to shared parental leave.
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The six-strong group of musicians will be a permanent fixture of the orchestra’s output, performing both alongside the orchestra and as a standalone ensemble. The initiative has been driven by...
After working alongside Gateshead-based theatre company The Lawnmowers, Francois Matarasso asks whether the benefits of participatory art end with the participants.
Arts People
Previously Capital Project Coordinator for Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, which re-opens this weekend after a two-year redevelopment, LIZ HUGHES has been appointed Executive Director of the...
Arts People
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead has appointed KIRSTY LANG, presenter of Radio 4’s arts programme Front Row, as Chair of the Board.
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After 40 years with Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre, STEPHEN MIDLANE has announced he will retire in August. He has been Executive Director of the children’s theatre since 2002 and will remain...
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Having worked in education and engagement roles at Arts Council England (ACE) since 2008, HANNAH FOURACRE has been promoted to Director of Music Education. In addition, ANNE APPELBAUM has been...
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Corporate finance lawyer JANE ALEXANDER, who became Pro-Rector (Operations) for the Royal College of Art in 2011, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Board of Governors at The Place.
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MARGARET CASELY-HAYFORD, currently Chair of ActionAid UK, has been selected as the new Chair for Shakespeare’s Globe. She takes over from LORD BICHARD, who has served three years as Chair and...
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General Manager of XTRAX street arts development agency CHRIS BRYERLEY has left the organisation to take up a new post at the National Trust.
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TIM EYLES has been reappointed as Chair of the Theatres Trust Board for a second term of three years, to January 2021. He is also Chair of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Managing Partner of...
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EVE SALOMON will remain Chair of the Horniman Museum board for a second term of four years, until July 2022, after being re-appointed by the Culture Secretary.
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SIR JOHN SORRELL has announced his decision to retire as Chair of University of the Arts London at the end of July, following a five-year term in office.
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Talawa Theatre Company’s Board of Directors has appointed a raft of new members: independent theatre producer LAURA COLLIER; JAMES DACRE, Artistic Director of Northampton’s Royal &...
From issue 311 Feature
It’s not enough for urban arts companies to tour to rural areas - we need to support more rurally based organisations, argues Ralph Lister.
From issue 311 Feature
Is it possible that our impression of rural touring is outdated and even cynical? Anne Torreggiani and Jonathan Goodacre reveal how wide-ranging it is and who the audiences are.
From issue 311 Feature
New research found audiences in rural Lincolnshire are hungry for culturally diverse theatre and dance, but the provision isn’t there. Arya Madhavan and Sreenath Nair explore the issues.
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51 regularly funded arts organisations have supported a statement expressing no confidence in the funder’s Chair, who has spent weeks embroiled in controversy.
From issue 311 Case study
When Clod Ensemble decided to work on a completely different scale and tour a one-woman show to rural Scotland, it was faced with a creative challenge. Roxanne Peak-Payne tells the story.
From issue 311 Case study
Rural touring can be exhausting and unpredictable, but the key to making it a rewarding, rich experience is finding the right people to work with, says Jack McNamara. 
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£2.6m of additional funds will be used to re-admit five organisations into the core-funded portfolio until 2021, in a move described as a “victory for common sense”.
Removing a piece of 19th century art because it shows naked young women is a mistake - society should allow itself to be shocked and aroused, argues Kevin Childs.

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