The campaign to widen audiences for classical music has been one of the biggest arts marketing disasters of all time. To become inclusive, new music should instead follow the MAYA principle, says Aaron Gervais.
Creative Scotland has never been fit for purpose, and it is now time for artists to take control of the organisation and reimagine it from the ground up, argues Neil Cooper.
News
Playwright Abhishek Majumdar claims the British Council pressured the London theatre to drop a play about Tibet last year to avoid a negative reaction in China, where the theatre recently worked with...
Feature
A £37m capital project is always going to be demanding, but throw in Grade-II listed status, asbestos and Roman remains and you’ve got a real challenge. Graham Lister explains how Storyhouse Chester managed it.
News
Board members have resigned following outrage at the funder’s decision to end support for a number of arts organisations that work with children and disabled people. 
A decade after Liverpool was European Capital of Culture, the city is ploughing ahead with development plans that could see it lose its UNESCO world heritage status. Laura Harris asks if the problems affecting the cultural life of the city have been solved.
News
Board members for the Northern Ireland arts funder – who earlier this week issued a statement distancing themselves from views expressed by Chair John Edmund – passed two votes of no...
News
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Pilot Theatre are among the organisations awarded grants of up to £20k to develop “riskier, content-driven projects”.
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Arts Development UK will wind down in April after attempts to increase membership were unsuccessful, but services may be taken up by other bodies.
News
CC Skills Chief Executive Pauline Tambling has warned arts subjects in schools are becoming irrelevant and arts-led education work needs to be more job-focused.
News
A pre-Raphaelite painting depicting pubescent nymphs has been removed from display at Manchester Art Gallery and, in its place, visitors are being invited to share their reactions on post-it notes....
News
Following allegations of a “hostile working environment” at the organisation, which reportedly caused one third of the company’s dancers to leave within two years, Arts Council...
News
Memes and trolls have descended on the Culture Secretary’s Facebook-like mobile app, intended to keep the public updated on his work as a cabinet minister and a local MP.
Actors speak to Helier Cheung about the failure of theatre, film and TV to portray authentic British East Asian characters and stories.
Arts People
Executive Director of the National Theatre, LISA BURGER, has become Chair of the Lyric Hammersmith’s board. She takes over from WILLIAM ATKINSON.
Arts People
Currently Managing Director of Cape Town Opera, where he has worked since 1990, MICHAEL WILLIAMS will take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at Buxton International Festival from April.
Arts People
After four years as CEO of artists’ membership organisation a-n, JEANIE SCOTT has announced she will leave in June. a-n will become one of Arts Council England’s core-funded ‘Sector...
Arts People
Formerly Business & Development Manager at Ealing Music Service, TIM SANDFORD has been selected as Youth Music Theatre UK’s new Deputy Chief Executive. He is joined by JENNY WILKINSON,...
Arts People
After two and a half years as Chief Executive of Dundee Rep Theatre, and previous roles at Festival City Theatres Trust, NICK PARR has been appointed Theatre Director at ATG’s New Wimbledon...
Arts People
A new role as Vice Principal & Director of Advancement at Guildhall School is in store for JEREMY NEWTON, currently Chief Executive of Children and the Arts. He will start the role in April.
Arts People
RAIDENE CARTER, who became Director of Artistic Programmes at London’s WAC Arts in July 2017, will be leaving to join Theatre Centre as Executive Director in March.
Arts People
In June, GRAHAM SHEFFIELD will be stepping down as Director of Arts at the British Council. He intends to focus more time on his role as Chair of Help Musicians UK.
Arts People
Director PAUL CLAYTON, who has been Chair of London-based Actors Centre for eight years, has stepped down.
Arts People
After more than 20 years as Artistic Director of the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham, GEOF KEYS has announced he will step down this summer.
Arts People
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) Executive DAVID LAZAR has been appointed Executive Vice President of Trafalgar Entertainment Group, the company started by ATG founders ROSEMARY SQUIRE and HOWARD...

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