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Artist Ai Weiwei has hit out at a UK gallery that rejected his work, claiming it was "too afraid to embrace my ideas". Ai's work, 'Postcards for Political Prisoners', was not...
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Spirit of 2012, the London Olympics legacy funder, will support Hull 2017's volunteering programme for three years from September. Visit Hull and East Yorkshire will host the programme, taking...
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Cornwall's Kneehigh Theatre will close, its board of trustees has announced, citing the company's artistic leadership. It has remained financially stable throughout the pandemic, receiving...
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SCOTT MCDONALD is joining the British Council as its new Chief Executive in September. He is currently Chief Executive and President of global management consultancy Oliver Wyman Group and Vice-...
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Northern Ballet has announced that DAVID NIXON, its longest serving Artistic Director, will step down from the role in December after 20 years. During his time there the company has produced 29 full-...
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MELANIE LEWIS will be the first permanent Chief Executive of The Shakespeare North Playhouse, which opens to the public next year. She is currently an Executive Director with National Museums...
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Birmingham Royal Ballet has appointed of three new members to its board. A radio and television presenter and news reporter from Birmingham, MARVERINE COLE is currently the Director of the BA (...
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After 18 years at East London Dance, POLLY RISBRIDGER will step down as Chief Executive and Artistic Director in October. She joined East London Dance in 2003 as Community Projects...
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After months of hearings, the DCMS Select Committee has concluded that government-backed insurance is "critical" to the industry's survival. The unsurprising recommendation was made...
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Arts organisations' fundraising activity has fallen, with half postponing revenue earning programmes during the pandemic. A survey of arts fundraisers by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising...
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A council is revisiting its plan to hand a leaky theatre to a community group. Bath and North East Somerset Council says transferring  Mission Theatre into the care of Next Stage Theatre...
What should happen to the toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston? An exhibition in Bristol aims to answer that question, writes Steven Morris.
In her latest podcast, Gabriela Gandolfini looks at the lessons learned from the pandemic and concludes that, finally, Front of House has earned a place at the table.
Many Black creators have felt ignored by the TikTok app’s algorithm. Arit John reports on a new incubator aimed at opening doors for the Black creator community.
Arts and culture have long claimed that their work is socially essential. But with the sector in crisis, Pierre d’Alancaisez asks how this can any longer be justified.
Ashokkumar Mistry worries about neurodivergent and disabled people getting trapped into bubbles of virtue. Here he argues that bridge organisations could help them make better use of public arts funding.
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Recent research provides insights to building lifetime relationships with the funders of the future. Lisa Rose outlines the main findings.
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The moment for information and peer support to develop partnerships has never been more timely. Evelyn Wilson has established a new centre to provide that infrastructure.
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One year on from the toppling of the Colston statue in Bristol, Phil Castang reflects on how ditching the Colston name for the concert hall - now the Bristol Beacon - has helped the city move on.
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Think the elusive artist has automatic rights to their famous murals? It’s a bit more complicated than that. Jack Martin and Kate Johnson break it down.
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MPs and the public are calling on the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) to reverse its decision to close its Rochester campus, calling it "short sighted". About 2000 people...
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The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) has opened an internal investigation after reporting by The Telegraph revealed sexual harassment allegations at several top drama schools. Students at...
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Creative England says it will help creative businesses to access government-backed Covid recovery loans. The British Business Bank will provide up to £25,000 at a fixed interest rate of...
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The contest will continue into 2029 and beyond, with £40,000 grants to develop longlisted applications regardless of whether they win or lose.
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Kevin Osborne has long been exercised by systemic racial bias in UK arts funding. Last month he produced a panel discussion aimed at ‘digging deep’.

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