From issue 311 Case study
Rural touring can be exhausting and unpredictable, but the key to making it a rewarding, rich experience is finding the right people to work with, says Jack McNamara. 
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£2.6m of additional funds will be used to re-admit five organisations into the core-funded portfolio until 2021, in a move described as a “victory for common sense”.
Removing a piece of 19th century art because it shows naked young women is a mistake - society should allow itself to be shocked and aroused, argues Kevin Childs.
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Fabrica, founded 22 years ago, has launched a crowdfunding scheme after Brighton and Hove City Council cancelled a regular £20k grant.
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St Margaret House in Edinburgh, home to more than 200 workshops used by painters, charities, theatres and craftsmen, may be turned into student flats after the building was sold to developers.
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Interim findings from the union’s investigation into sexual harassment in theatre conclude at least three people should be present for auditions. Equity is also calling for theatres to have...
Former Arts Minister Ed Vaizey and the Museums Association’s Alistair Brown offer their thoughts on whether it’s time to stop building new museums.
Does it matter if Tamara Rojo is in a relationship with one of English National Ballet’s senior dancers? Article 19 weighs in.
The campaign to widen audiences for classical music has been one of the biggest arts marketing disasters of all time. To become inclusive, new music should instead follow the MAYA principle, says Aaron Gervais.
Creative Scotland has never been fit for purpose, and it is now time for artists to take control of the organisation and reimagine it from the ground up, argues Neil Cooper.
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Playwright Abhishek Majumdar claims the British Council pressured the London theatre to drop a play about Tibet last year to avoid a negative reaction in China, where the theatre recently worked with...
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A £37m capital project is always going to be demanding, but throw in Grade-II listed status, asbestos and Roman remains and you’ve got a real challenge. Graham Lister explains how Storyhouse Chester managed it.
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Board members have resigned following outrage at the funder’s decision to end support for a number of arts organisations that work with children and disabled people. 
A decade after Liverpool was European Capital of Culture, the city is ploughing ahead with development plans that could see it lose its UNESCO world heritage status. Laura Harris asks if the problems affecting the cultural life of the city have been solved.
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Board members for the Northern Ireland arts funder – who earlier this week issued a statement distancing themselves from views expressed by Chair John Edmund – passed two votes of no...
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Pilot Theatre are among the organisations awarded grants of up to £20k to develop “riskier, content-driven projects”.
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Arts Development UK will wind down in April after attempts to increase membership were unsuccessful, but services may be taken up by other bodies.
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CC Skills Chief Executive Pauline Tambling has warned arts subjects in schools are becoming irrelevant and arts-led education work needs to be more job-focused.
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A pre-Raphaelite painting depicting pubescent nymphs has been removed from display at Manchester Art Gallery and, in its place, visitors are being invited to share their reactions on post-it notes....
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Following allegations of a “hostile working environment” at the organisation, which reportedly caused one third of the company’s dancers to leave within two years, Arts Council...
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Memes and trolls have descended on the Culture Secretary’s Facebook-like mobile app, intended to keep the public updated on his work as a cabinet minister and a local MP.
Actors speak to Helier Cheung about the failure of theatre, film and TV to portray authentic British East Asian characters and stories.
Arts People
Executive Director of the National Theatre, LISA BURGER, has become Chair of the Lyric Hammersmith’s board. She takes over from WILLIAM ATKINSON.
Arts People
Currently Managing Director of Cape Town Opera, where he has worked since 1990, MICHAEL WILLIAMS will take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at Buxton International Festival from April.
Arts People
After four years as CEO of artists’ membership organisation a-n, JEANIE SCOTT has announced she will leave in June. a-n will become one of Arts Council England’s core-funded ‘Sector...

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