Arts People
John Ellerman Foundation, the independent endowed funder that will this year make grants of £5.6m for arts, environment and social action activity, has announced SUFINA AHMAD as its new...
Arts People
NICK THORNE will take on the leadership of Orchestras for All from January 2020 in the role of Executive Director. The organisation provides opportunities for ensemble music-making for 11-18 year-...
Arts People
Chief theatre critic at the Guardian, MICHAEL BILLINGTON, is stepping down after 48 years with the organisation. At nearly 80 years old he is one of the UK’s longest-serving drama critics...
Arts People
ROD PEACOCK, previously Vice Chairman International Investment Banking for J.P. Morgan & Co., and CLAIRE JACKSON, Chief Finance Officer of a group of primary schools on the Wirral, have been...
Opinion
What might the UK's longest serving Culture Minister take as his next step? Amanda Parker makes some suggestions.
News
The funder has warned organisations seeking annual funding that they must demonstrate what they would deliver “should you receive a lower level of funding”.
News
Stockport Council is consulting on a major restructure of its museum service that could include reduced opening hours, increased admission fees, and the closure of Stockport Museum and Chadkirk...
News
Research from IQ shows that 61 arenas in the European Union collectively sold 37 million tickets in 2019, surpassing bumper results in 2018. Live music accounted for 44% of all events and was a...
Case study
We spend too much time trying to learn lessons from cities and apply them in other places, argues Brendan Keaney. It’s time to recognise that creative powerhouses can come in all shapes and sizes – and not always where you might expect.
Feature
Helping artists make new work is important, but building longer and deeper relationships with them brings greater rewards for all, says Claire Symonds.
Feature
Intuition can take you only so far. You’ll be more successful at retaining audiences and reviving lapsed attenders if you use data rather than instinct to develop customer loyalty, says Sarah McAleavy.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is a terrible dancer, writes Gia Kourlas. Why do audiences want to keep seeing him?
News
A Wednesday night performance of 'Death of a Salesman' was evacuated after a ceiling collapsed in the West End theatre, causing minor injury to at least four theatregoers. The Ambassador...
Feature
Victoria Edwards details a plan to attract students with previously low arts engagement to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - and by extension, the creative industries.
Arts People
Joseph Toonga, Artistic Director of Just Us Dance Theatre, looks back on how his career as a choreographer, dancer and teacher has been shaped by the family he grew up with and the family he found.
News
The gallery said closing completely from June 2020 until spring 2023 was the best way to complete its £35.5m redevelopment while protecting visitors, staff and its collection. A spokesperson...
East German art reflected "the repressive circumstances of its creation", The Economist reports. Exhibiting these historical works in a contemporary context casts them in a new, but no less meaningful, light.
News
Dorset Council is considering cutting local arts funding by up to 10%, a scenario arts and community groups have argued against. They say a reduction in their local authority funding is likely to...
News
About 50 museum and library staff returned to the picket line as part of a three-day-long strike. They are protesting Bradford Council's plans to cut more than £1m from its museums and...
News
Middlesbrough’s Mayor allegedly demanded the Town Hall book Roy Chubby Brown against concerns the show will be offensive and unpopular.
For hundreds of years, studying the humanities was the vanguard of the elite - now it's in steep decline. Clifford Siskin and William Warner ask: if the humanities are in crisis, are they even worth keeping?
News
Performing arts students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have demanded an apology and compensation for alleged "ableism, queerphobia and transphobia". The complainants have made...
Theatre criticism is under renewed threat as The Evening Standard sheds its staff and the English National Opera withdraws tickets for critics' companions. Norman Lebrecht considers what reasonable accommodations are needed to keep criticism alive.
News
The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel has confirmed it is looking into how the Glasgow School of Art spent £20m in donations to restore its fire-ravaged Mackintosh Building. The Daily Mail...
News
The actors' union's new guidelines for working with LGBT performers encourages venues to instead adopt "gender neutral terminology for collective calls, both front of house and backstage...

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