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ELIZABETH PARTYKA, DAVID STRACHAN and EWAN ANGUS have been announced as new Members of the Board of Creative Scotland. Partyka has had an extensive broadcasting career working with commercial radio,...
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The Association for Cultural Enterprises’ new role of Director of Digital will be filled by ROBIN CATRILL-FENWICK. He joins the Association from Colchester's Mercury Theatre, where he was...
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From this year, English and Welsh charities will have to provide the Charity Commission with a breakdown of staff remuneration by income band, as well as the total income and benefits of their highest paid employee.
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How does a dyed-in-the-wool advocate for public subsidy of culture feel about social investment for the arts and cultural sector? Moira Sinclair reflects on what she learned as a committee member of the Arts Impact Fund.
The Slung Low theatre company in Leeds is cutting back on performances to start up a community college teaching skills including astronomy and cooking, writes Ian Youngs.
Theatre needs to make more effort to support working class creative talent, says writer and director Kat Woods.
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A series of accommodation booking scams on Facebook have left performers and backstage staff at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe thousands of pounds out of pocket.
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By taking a robust approach to understanding the social class make-up of the workforce, the cultural sector can address entrenched inequalities. Dave O’Brien suggests a way forward. 
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The Charity Commission has described a potential conflict of interest at Firstsite in Colchester, relating to £90k spent on consultancy services, as a “serious incident”. The...
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A £2.4m teacher support fund will only be available to schools that deliver teacher-led whole-class instruction with a focus on core academic knowledge, rather than creative activities and...
Garage music doesn’t need souping up with an orchestra, argues Pea Priestly.
A senior arts administrator has warned that the oboe, bassoon, French horn and tuba could be on their way out, reports Camilla Turner, thanks to a declining interest in these instruments among young people.
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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has brought together a group of artists and cultural administrators to guide work in support of the arts, culture and heritage sectors in the area.
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Edinburgh’s multi-arts complex Summerhall has signed an agreement with Unite the Union agreeing to offer its full-time hourly-paid Fringe staff minimum contracts of 30 hours a week, rather than...
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Nadia Chase Ali has been sentenced to six years in prison after a court found she made payments totalling £784k between 2014 and 2016, and stole documents to conceal the fraud.
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Cultural spend has been reallocated or cut to zero at four more councils this year, and some local authorities are turning a profit through culture and heritage.
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Almost 3,000 productions shared rebates worth £77m last year, including 40 claims worth over £500k.
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CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts and former Director of the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, is stepping down after 11 years to...
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Currently Deputy Director of the Black Cultural Archives, and previously Chief Executive of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, DOREEN FOSTER has been announced as the next Director of Warwick...
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Five creative organisations have been awarded a total of £350k through Arts Council England and the Digital Catapult fund, following a first round of funding which saw 20 teams develop...
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Architectural practice OMA has been granted planning permission for the second time for the £111m arts venue, after its January 2017 plans, agreed by the local council, were found to include...
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Baroness LOLA YOUNG, a writer and broadcaster and formerly Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority, will join Sir DAVID BELL, a non-executive director of The Economist, as Co-Chairs of the...
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MOYA MAXWELL has been appointed as Executive Director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and will take up the post in September. She joins the company from RIBA where she was Head of Venues, leading and...
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Formerly Head of Brighton Festival, JANE MCMORROW has started her new role as Director of Brighton-based arts charity Creative Future. She left the festival in 2009, taking on freelance work with...
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A group of 19 large-scale theatres across the UK has announced the appointment of AMY DOLAN as its new Tour Coordinator. Previously Company Manager & International Tour Producer with Scottish...

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