Joanne Payne, founder of Marguerite, a members’ club for women in the arts, tells Ella Wills why she believes all-female spaces are necessary to help push back against gender imbalance.
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It has emerged through a Scotland on Sunday investigation that the institution was awarded £500k from the Sackler Trust – the grant-making body for the Sackler family, which has come...
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The BBC says the orchestra’s live performances for the long-standing Radio 2 show, Friday Night is Music Night, will be reduced as the broadcaster seeks to cut costs. The Corporation says the...
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The move follows a 2017 pilot project that found arts and heritage crowdfunding donations increased by 17% when the project was match-funded.
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The funder aims to develop partnerships with policy makers, funders and arts organisations to achieve a “lasting and systemic” impact.
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Glasgow City Council has pledged £1m in addition to its earlier £5m commitment, in order to close the gap between estimated project costs and confirmed funding. 
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The Culture Committee concluded that the School gave insufficient priority to safeguarding the Mackintosh Building and raised concerns about transparency over fire prevention measures. 
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£320k cuts to Leicester’s arts and museums budget will see the service restructured to cover arts, museums, festivals and events and all four curator posts scrapped as part of the...
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While music provision in England’s independent schools has risen by 7%, state schools have seen a 21% decrease over the last five years, according to figures from the BPI.
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University of Liverpool’s new £20.5m Arts and Humanities Centre will include lecture theatres, state-of-the-art facilities for music students and a 400-seat auditorium, open to the public...
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Taking part in PE, music, drama and visual arts has the potential to improve academic attainment, health and wellbeing, and is also the greatest predictor of ‘school engagement’ among...
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The student loan system means that more subsidy is needed to support creative arts graduates as they typically earn less and pay back less of their loans.  
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Theatres and other arts buildings will be eligible for the fund, though the interest rates and term length of loans could deter many.
Arts People
MICHELLE CARWARDINE-PALMER, currently Managing Director of National Theatre Wales, is Kneehigh’s new Executive Director and will take up the position next month. The Cornwall-based theatre...
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Liverpool-based theatre, Everyman & Playhouse, has become a majority female-led organisation after announcing four new board members. HELEN BLAKEMAN, BAFTA and international Emmy Award winning...
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SEBASTIAN CHESWRIGHT CATER has joined arts software company Tessitura Network as Enterprise Consultant for the UK and Europe. The former Director of Marketing and Sales at Sadler’s Wells has...
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The National Arenas Association has appointed LUCY NOBLE, Artistic and Commercial Director of the Royal Albert Hall, as its new Chair. She succeeds Martin Ingham, CEO at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham,...
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A major new report makes recommendations for policymakers in the UK and globally on how to improve the quality of the music education provided to young people.
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PHILIP BELLSHAW, partner at CMHT Solicitors and specialist in mental health law, replaces SARAH PLATT as Chair of Birmingham Bach Choir.
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Director and theatre-maker BETH SHOULER is joining Curve as New Work Associate. She previously showcased new work as one of the theatre’s Breakthrough artists and will lead on the delivery of...
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Four new Governors have joined the Board at Museum of London: DOUGLAS GILMORE, Executive Director at National Gallery Company Ltd and trustee of The Geffrye Museum of the Home; LINDSAY HERBERT,...
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London’s creative sector has failed to diversify its workforce despite significant job growth since 2012, a new report concludes.
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The operator will no longer be able to lease the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s New Town building after the charity decided to stage its own programme of events instead. The move follows the...
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How can the ‘fix-it style' philanthropy of the mega-wealthy US tech entrepreneurs be applied to the arts in the UK? Michelle Wright shares her thoughts.
Theatre, storytelling, photography and drawing have been used to great effect to empower communities in a Nairobi slum to tackle deadly air pollution, write Heather Price and Cressida Bowyer.

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