Opinion
It is right to celebrate those local authorities committed to funding culture, but long-term sustainability may depend on developing entirely new approaches, argues Gary Topp.
Case study
National Trust venues are engaging with new audiences by empowering young people to run events with local communities, says Hattie Clayton.
Arts People
He is now Managing Director of the Society for All Artists, but Carl Gamble’s career began by rising up the ranks at retail giant Next. Here he looks back on the steps in his career and how they have shaped his leadership style.
Students in US schools face very patchy access to the arts, writes Kerry Breen, as she highlights the organisations working to provide young people with a direct link to culture and creativity.
Investors are increasingly concerned with social impact as well as financial returns – which in turn is leading to growing interest in supporting creative projects, writes Anna Louie Sussman.
News
Previously announced plans to leave the UN’s cultural agency have formally come into effect since the start of 2019. Israel claims the educational, cultural and scientific agency’s goal...
News
Culture Minister Josepha Madigan is to propose overhauling the Irish Government’s Per Cent for Art scheme, increasing the allocation for public art commissions from 1% to as much as 3% of the...
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Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North was adorned with a Santa hat by a group of ten pranksters, who slung abseiling ropes over the sculpture’s wings on Christmas Eve to finally achieve...
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A group of Labour MPs, led by Yvette Cooper, has written to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright urging him to establish a new ‘Town of Culture’ award to complement the current ‘City of...
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Ashford Borough Council has rejected a petition to convert a former cinema – subsequently used as a bingo hall – into a theatre, saying the site was too old. But council leader Gerry...
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Although Muni Arts Centre recently announced it had closed after being “dogged by financial problems”, Pontypridd MP Owen Smith has said there are plans for it to “reopen at the...
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The average theatre would need to extend its interval from 20 minutes to one hour to give all female audience members the chance to use the toilet, a new study from The Stage reveals. The research...
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The broadcaster’s series of new dance-focused shows, including talent competition The Greatest Dancer, aim to “bring the nation together around a love of dance” and “showcase...
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Arts organisations in Bath have consistently leveraged three times as much financial support from other sources as they have been granted by the local council, new data reveals.
News
“The future is bleak unless new innovative solutions to the funding challenge can be found,” says the Chair of Arts Council Northern Ireland.
Arts People
Currently Interim Director for Theatre at Arts Council England, TAREK ISKANDER will become the new Artistic Director and CEO of Battersea Arts Centre from May 2019. He will take over from DAVID JUBB...
Arts People
Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive of Soho Theatre, STEVE MARMION will be leaving after eight years to launch a new company and pursue his freelance career. Beyond Soho Theatre his directing...
News
Six zones across seven boroughs have been provided with funding to develop links between artists, local people and small creative businesses.
The role of museums in supporting an increasingly embattled democracy is more vital than it has been for a generation – they must provide a civic arena for contentious debate, writes Tristram Hunt.
News
Ceredigion council is preparing for a public consultation on plans to either spend £4.5m relocating Aeron Valley’s Theatr Felinfach, or spend £1.5m refurbishing the current building.
The maker of blockbuster video game Fortnite is being sued for allegedly stealing the choreography of actor Alfonso Ribeiro – known for his TV character’s ‘Carlton dance’ – and Russell Horning, the teen famous for his ‘flossing’ dance move. Dance critic Sarah L. Kaufman looks at what these cases mean for artists’ rights.
Arts People
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed ALISTAIR MACKIE as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the role in April 2019. He joins from London’s Philharmonia Orchestra,...
Arts People
Head of Marketing at The Lowry, HENRY FILLOUX-BENNETT has been announced as the new Director & Chief Executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
Arts People
Following a career of almost 39 years in the arts, LORRAINE MCDOWELL is retiring. She has most recently been Director of Operations at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with overall...
Arts People
Deputy Director of The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, MUNGO CAMPBELL has been selected as the Chair of Edinburgh Printmakers ahead of the organisation’s move to the renovated Castle...

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