News
DCMS has received £100m extra annual funding in the spending review, but Arts Council England has not ruled out revising funding agreements for its National Portfolio Organisations.
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England’s rural arts leaders have serious concerns about the future of their organisations and are calling for more support – whether through Arts Council funding, partnerships with city-based venues or organisational development schemes.
Alan Harrison once performed for months for a mere $20 pay. Here he argues for arts organisations to provide the labour and wage protections artists fear seeking for themselves.
Case study
Medical museums can be deeply offensive to disabled visitors. Richard Sandell introduces a radical project that replaced prejudiced perspectives with rights and respect.
Feature
It’s hard asking people to explore uncertainty – but when consensus is built across the organisation, it can unleash huge energy, says Richard Watts.
Feature
A recent report highlighted the barriers facing young people entering the sector – but there’s no need to give up on your dreams, says Tor Evans.
Positioning a museum's brand can be tricky - especially if your museum is gynaecologically inclined. David Styles talks to Vagina Museum founder Florence Schechter about balancing its unique identity with broader public appeal.
News
Bridport Arts Centre's Board of Trustees has sold its Grade-II listed building to the owner of Electric Palace, another local entertainment venue, in a bid to reduce expenses. Director Mick...
Feature
It’s not unreasonable to expect organisations funded by the public to be relevant to their communities and stakeholders, argues Simon Mellor.
News
Eamonn McColgan, former Ticket Sales Manager at the Belfast Grand Opera House, pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud after stealing from the theatre for five years. McColgan would issue refunds for...
Feature
Following recent large fines issued by the UK’s privacy watchdog, Raj Shah offers some tips to avoid falling foul of the regulator.
News
A report finds that relationship dynamics regarding Arts Council England’s flagship placemaking scheme are being “partly determined by geographic and class-based inequalities”.
The reconstruction of the National Museum of Brazil will begin this month, a year after the institution was ravaged by fire. Its boss says the new building will exhibit the country's spirit of independence - and a surprising number of recovered artefacts, Tanner West writes.
News
Glasgow School of Art Director Tom Inns was ordered to stop working, locked out of the school's IT system and placed on sick leave by Board Chair Muriel Gray despite being "...
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The union has struck a deal with UK Theatre to increase pay rates for performers and stage managers by 2% over the next three years. Actors described the deal as a "bad offer" and an...
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More than half of cultural organisations surveyed anticipate challenges meeting staff costs in the coming 12 months, and a similar proportion rely daily on volunteers.
Art handlers worry that their employers are compromising their health and safety for the sake of expediency. With no benefits, health insurance or paid holiday, Zachary Small asks: why enter the profession at all?
News
The media company has changed its illustration contest after initially asking artists to provide free work that it would later copyright and use on branded tote bags for Glastonbury 2020. ...
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Junction 25, an award-winning youth theatre company, will close due to funding pressures, its Artistic Directors have announced. Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore said they are "so sad to be ending...
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The revamped Hat Factory Arts Centre will form part of a ‘creative cluster’ that aims to create jobs and attract 100,000 new visitors to the town.
A new gallery for a small group of Australian artists offers them a way to "leave their legacy", its founder says. Stephanie Convery looks at the process, practice and philosophy behind the country's first gallery featuring only female artists.
News
Jacques Schumacher has identified 80 gold and silver items in the Victoria and Albert Museum's Gilbert Collection that are known to have been in Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied territories, or...
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Arts University Bournemouth will pursue a simpler design for a new innovation studio, which had previously described as a "schizophrenic broken jigsaw" and an "upturned jelly...
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The Prospect union says staff have experienced a 13% real terms pay cut since 2010.
Arts People
CHARLOTTE GEEVES, current Chief Executive Officer of the Henley Festival, is joining Bristol Old Vic as its new Executive Director. The role was previously held by EMMA STENNING, who left to join...

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