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Falkirk Council is set to vote on a site for its new arts centre and council headquarters. The £45m arts centre, which has been given the go-ahead despite rising costs, will...
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The British Government has a duty to protect Afghan artists, writers and filmmakers at risk of being silenced, an open letter to MPs says. Organised by Good Chance Theatre and the Index on...
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The music industry is urging better financial support for shielding musicians after research found 70% are facing financial hardship. Nearly 60% said they hadn’t received any...
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GREGORY DORAN, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, will be taking compassionate leave. His husband, SIR ANTONY SHER, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Doran...
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The Scottish Parliament has voted to make vaccine passports mandatory at nightclubs, concerts and other large events. The nation's model is expected to provide the blueprint for an English...
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A 'partnership gallery' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery will open in 2024, the British Museum has announced. The museum's Bronze Age displays will be "redeveloped...
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced £1.3m for the city's Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZs) as part of a plan to double the size of the scheme. Croydon, Lambeth and Lewisham's...
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Any reintroduction of social distancing won't be covered under the Government's £750m scheme, which comes with hefty premiums.
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Newly-appointed Arts Council of Wales Chief Executive SIÂN TOMOS is retiring due to poor health.  Council Chair Phil George said Tomos had "suffered debilitating health issues...
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The digital pivot might have altered online attendance slighty but for most of the UK, "the new normal of pandemic life was very much like the old normal".
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SHELLEY WARREN, CEO of the Arts Foundation, is leaving her role at the charity after 22 years. She  departs at the end of the October to start an MA in Brighton, whilst working with...
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Eden Court has announced SUSANNAH ARMITAGE as its Senior Producer, a newly created role at the Inverness-based theatre. Armitage is currently Programme Director at the National Theatre of...
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Dance examination board bbodance says ANITA YOUNG is returning to teach one of its programmes. bbodance Scholars is a stepping stone programme teaching classical ballet and jazz run by the...
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CASPIAN TURNER has left his role as Head of Strategy at Substrakt. Turner has worked in the arts and cultural sector for more than a decade, previously holding roles with Tessitura...
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A lack of leadership, engagement and morale has caused an exodus of staff and reputational crisis - but the centre's position is "redeemable".
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The Barbican Centre and City of London are searching for a design team to refurbish the city centre arts venue. A competition offering between £50m and £150m to revamp the Grade-...
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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has made £50,000 available for a new programme supporting artists from a minority ethnic background. The mentoring and residency programme will offer...
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93% of organisers have changed their business models in response to the pandemic but a full recovery isn't expected until 2023 at the earliest.
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating Sony Music Entertainment’s acquisition of two Kobalt Music Group subsidaries, AWAL and Neighbouring Rights. The watchdog believes...
From issue 347 Feature
The shift to digital has been beneficial to many, but Ash Mann is particularly interested in what it could mean for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people.
From issue 347 Feature
Lockdowns, venue closures, cancelled and postponed events – the era of Coronavirus has created an 18-month crevasse in our databases. Libby Papakyriacou has been assessing the role of historic data in the sector’s recovery.
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London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama has been awarded £637,000 to distribute as scholarships over the next three years. It’s one of the largest grants given by the...
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Irish deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar has been criticised for attending a music festival in London whilst his government maintains restrictions on live events. Ireland’s largest...
From issue 347 Feature
Being disabled in the visual arts sector has presented galleries with serious challenges. But Mike Layward is optimistic about programmes which promote much needed change.
From issue 347 Feature
Issues of access have beleaguered artists and audiences alike. Jamie Wyld explores how access streams can be used in innovative ways to enhance both artist and audience experience.

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