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The National Portfolio Organisation says it will review its safeguarding policies and practices after a former principal dancer was convicted of assaulting students. Yat-Sen Chang, 49, was...
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A £2m scheme will soon open for applications from community groups wanting to participate creatively in a festival accompanying the Commonwealth Games. Grants of up to £20,000 are...
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Jazz educator Dr Kathy Dyson will chair a review into the operation, management and business of jazz. The All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group review will comprise two parts: a '...
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The Welsh Government says it will deliver the long-awaited scheme to “make sure that lack of money will no longer be a barrier to young people learning to play an instrument”.
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The city aims to add 3,000 jobs to its cultural sector by 2031 - half of them from underrepresented groups - as its current offer lacks "the power to engage all our diverse communities".  
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England's National Portfolio Organisations may not be as diverse as reported, with 50 facing possible funding cuts over their failure to improve.
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Personalised wheelchairs, physics papers and scripts from 'The Simpsons' belonging to the famed professor have been acquired by the Science Museum and Cambridge University Library....
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Artists who lost their work and equipment in a studio fire earlier this month will receive more than £40,000. A public fundraising campaign has raised £22,000, with the Cornwall...
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Norwich's OPEN could become a live music, events and conference venue once more. The former venue has been vacant for more than a year following the closure of its operator, OPEN Youth Trust,...
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What does it mean to be Black in the arts industry today? Marking the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, Gabrielle Brooks shares why she founded BlackStage UK.
As theatres reopen their doors with reduced workforces, Salome Wagaine reflects on the woefully inadequate handling of staff layoffs during the pandemic.
While there is much talk of a cultural bounce-back, Maddy Shaw Roberts uncovers the stark reality that many classical musicians are abandoning the sector altogether.
Isobel Lewis talks to an award-winning playwright about her new one-woman show on living with spina bifida.
A little-known documentary about the golden age of arts funding in the US is to be re-released after 40 years. Charles Bramesco hails it as a testament to a more enlightened way of thinking.
Artworks are relevant to all stages of the policymaking cycle, from agenda-setting to implementation to evaluation, according to research by SRG Bennett.
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Employers cannot see freelancers as the ‘always on’ source of talent and skill that can be picked up and put down at will, says Jane Ide.
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As Covid-19 has pushed culture online, Danielle Child, Karen Gray, Harry Weeks and John Wright examine how arts and cultural organisations have attempted to make the digital more social.
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Just 7% of disabled arts professionals are in full-time employment according to a new survey that paints a "shockingly fragile" picture of disability in the cultural sector.
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Fifteen people have tested positive for Covid-19 after attending DCMS pilot events. Nine events attracted nearly 60,000 attendees so the rate of infection is similar to the UK at large (about...
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Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre has been shocked by news that a site earmarked for its new youth arts centre has been leased to home entertainment store HMV. The Nabe had planned to open...
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The UK's largest producer of Christmas pantos has been acquired by Crossroads Live, a global production company backed by private equity. Crossroads Theatrical Group Chairman David Ian will...
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New Diorama Theatre will open a free workspace in July, welcoming up to 80,000 creatives per year: "We would be delighted if other places stole the idea and emulated it."
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With long experience of working in Europe, Phillip Parr reminds us that, even in a post-Brexit world, there are still plenty of opportunities for artists. You just need to know where to look.
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Sophie Handy shares her experience of a civic arts programme with a genuine grassroots approach to local development in the hands of community organisations, local movers and makers, doers and growers.
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HQ Theatres will assume operation of the New Theatre in Cardiff from July. The deal was meant to take effect in March last year but was delayed due to the pandemic, Wales Online reports....

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