Arts People
CHRIS BRANNICK, who is currently Chair of the Newham Music Trust after periods as both Joint CEO and Interim Senior Director, has been appointed as the new Chair of Sound Connections. He will take...
Arts People
Outdoor art show commissioner Without Walls has selected eight new people to join its Board of Directors. These are JANE ALI-KNIGHT, Professor in Festival and Event Management at Edinburgh Napier...
Arts People
ÁSA RICHARDSDÓTTIR , currently Director of Ice Hot Reykjavík 2018, the biannual Nordic Dance Platform, will take over as Secretary General of IETM, the international network for contemporary...
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Screened versions of live performances are mostly made by large organisations and consumed by those that would attend the arts anyway.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s inequitable distribution of funding across the country is scandalous and indefensible - the quango should be shut down, writes Ciarán ó Maoláin.
Alexandra Villareal meets ballet dancers who have had the courage to identify – and challenge – a culture of sexual misconduct in the industry.
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Appearing before a parliamentary culture committee, the national funder’s bosses said the organisation would never seek to “inhibit” the ability for organisations to mount future...
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After music’s exclusion from the Russell Group’s list of ‘facilitating subjects’ was criticised in a Lords debate, Education Minister Lord Agnew said his department will write...
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The Government has also been advised to establish national pop and rock competitions, and significantly increase funding for musical instruments.
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As a four-year funding agreement with the Heritage Lottery Fund comes to an end, taking away two thirds of the organisation’s funding, 100 MPs have urged Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright to...
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The Incorporated Society of Musicians is calling for a two-year working visa to allow musicians to move freely around the European Union for a fixed period, if freedom of movement ends after Brexit.
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What would a no-deal Brexit mean for employment in the arts? Damon Culbert foresees widespread disruption and labour shortages unless immigration policies change.
Opinion
Independent artists and producers are vulnerable to exploitation in a two-tier system characterised by precarious employment among the majority of cultural workers says Martin Cox, who challenges the status quo.
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Resilience in the arts may be linked with finance - but for Debbie Richards, it’s really about making bold and exciting changes to realise big ambitions.
Arts People
The CEO and Artistic Director of Déda reflects on the influential figures he has learned from.
From issue 318 Case study
In Wales, people living with dementia, and their carers, are being offered fiction as well as self-help books to help them manage the condition, explains Debbie Hicks.
In Berlin, the lion’s share of cultural funding goes to large institutions, with just 5% reserved for individual projects and grants. Friederike Landau assesses how the city ensures that creativity continues to flourish.
Most people in the cultural sector dislike self-identifying their class, and context can affect how comfortable people are responding to questions about inequality, says Dr Susan Oman in a blog outlining her research on measuring social mobility in the arts.
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56% of Brits agree with Government plans to empower GPs to prescribe dance to patients to combat loneliness, according to YouGov data. The figure rises to 69% among those who already have an interest...
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The DCMS Committee has been told that musicians are increasingly coming from wealthier backgrounds as record labels transfer risk to young performers.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the borough’s diversity was ‘an asset to be unlocked’.
Working class artists are still forced to drop their accents and navigate a system of unpaid internships and closed professional networks. Will the system ever become accessible, asks Eleanor Halls.
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A professor at Imperial College London says that young people need a more rounded education, including creative subjects, to tackle a decline in the manual dexterity needed for practical tasks...
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Parents and Carers in Performing Arts, the charity that recently uncovered a £3k-a-year ‘career penalty’ for arts workers with caring responsibilities, has partnered with My Family...
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£8.5m has been allocated to the city to improve facilities ahead of its year as UK City of Culture in 2021. Part of the funding will be used to refurbish the Belgrade Theatre and create a new...

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