From issue 345 Feature
With artists no longer able to travel freely across Europe post-Brexit, and with no sign of the Covid pandemic abating, Francesca Hegyi explores the challenges of trying to stage an international festival in the UK.
From issue 345 Feature
With the re-opening of outdoor festivals around the UK, John McGrath shares his thoughts on creating a responsible and safe festival that both responds to Covid limitations and offers a true artistic and community experience.
From issue 345 Feature
Muslim communities are regularly assailed by poor generalisations and by impoverished stories written by ‘someone else’, which are not just mediocre but harmful, writes Raheel Mohammed.
From issue 345 Feature
The festival season may look a bit different this year, but Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture is underway. Jake Bartle and Emily Coleman talk us through the summer programme of fun, creative events and exhibitions that the city is experiencing.
Opinion
Drama schools would do well to interrogate their practices and culture now before the calls for reform begin.
News
The Public Accounts Committee has criticised the department for spending £2m on consultants to assess emergency funding bids by charities. A report published on Wednesday (June 9) says the...
Arts People
The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has appointed MICHAEL BEAVAN as its new Director of Partnerships & Projects. Previously Head of Events and National Publicity for Warner Bros...
News
The University of Surrey and augmented reality app Smartify plan to support arts and heritage organisations after winning a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council. The Impact...
News
The Lighthouse Theatre has delayed reopening until February 2022, citing ongoing uncertainty around social distancing measures and venue capacity limits. The theatre has been unable to open its...
News
Hereford has released details of how it plans to spend a £22m cash injection from the Stronger Town Fund. Plans include a £7m library and learning resource centre with a new...
News
A lack of infrastructure and interaction with audiences are pressing issues for artists streaming live - but monetisation remains the most major concern.
Arts People
KATE MASON has been named Chair of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Mason has worked in arts, heritage and cultural roles for 27 years and has an MA in Heritage and Museum Studies. She...
News
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has come under fire from musicians after announcing a new post-Brexit tour deal. Dowden tweeted on Saturday (June 5) that the UK had taken an "...
News
Live music could resume across Northern Ireland from June 21, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said. Speaking to BBC Evening Extra, the Stormont minister fingered June 21 as the...
News
The Irish Government will pilot a guaranteed basic income for artists as part of its economic recovery plan. The three year trial of the scheme is expected to cost €27.4m a year and could...
News
Tributes have been made across social media following the sudden death of trans artist, activist and musician Sophie Gwen Williams.   Williams had previously been Chair of The 343, a...
Arts People
The Royal Ballet has announced that First Soloist BEATRIZ STIX-BRUNELL is leaving the company after 11 years. Stix-Brunell has been First Soloist since 2016 and performed in more than 15 productions...
News
The National Lottery Heritage Fund says its speedy funding response to Covid-19 saved jobs and facilitated social distancing. But funding priorities may change as demand outstrips supply.
News
£3.4m has been invested in creating a one-stop digital platform for UK libraries' collections. The British Library will develop the platform, named Single Digital Presence, to...
News
Belgrade Theatre and Cardboard Citizens have partnered to create a new musical with people who have experienced homelessness as part of Coventry 2021. 'The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate...
Arts People
Development Director and Joint CEO BETH HOUSE has left Taking Flight Theatre Company. She founded the company, which works with Deaf and disabled performers, 12 years ago and said she was...
Arts People
Hope Theatre Artistic Director KENNEDY BLOOMER will leave the Islington venue in August to pursue a career in teaching and theatre fundraising. She took over from MATTHEW PARKER...
News
Cultural sector leaders in Southend are campaigning for a UK City of Culture 2025 bid after applications for the competition opened last week. Adam Ball, Chair of biker festival Southend Shakedown...
News
Many of the UK's highest-funded arts organisations promised change after George Floyd's death. While governance and programming has evolved, change in the ethnic diversity of their workforces is slow.
News
The movement is part of a sea change in representation in theatre: "It's comparable to non-disabled people playing disabled characters, or even white people putting on blackface."

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