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Craft businesses working out of the studios of Cockpit Arts generated £5.9m in sales last year, the social enterprise says. Independent crafts made "a surprisingly hefty...
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Organisations visited more neighbourhoods, worked with more schools and made more money last year – but attendance is still precarious. 
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York Theatre Royal will have new box office software, environmentally friendly lighting and better access for disabled people following a major upgrade. City of York Council has agreed to put...
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Creative Scotland has been accused of a "central belt bias" after failing to create regional jobs. A spokesperson said the funder supports the development of the arts across the...
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Oil company Shell will not renew its sponsorship of the BFI and Southbank Centre. The long-running partnerships will come to an end this year amid growing debate over the ethics of fossil fuel...
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Britsol City Council has given the green light to a new concert arena despite concerns it is too far out of town. The plans still need approval from the Government and South Gloucestershire...
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Opera singer Placido Domingo has withdrawn from planned performances at the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London. The ROH said his withdrawl was "mutually agreed" following an investigation...
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A new partnership to "add magic" to schools through creativity has launched in Manchester. Manchester Cultural Education Partnership is a coalition of Manchester City Council, Young...
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Arts sector associations are pushing their policy goals ahead of the new Budget, due to be announced next week. Performers' union Equity is visiting Number 10 on Friday to press for support...
Arts People
Ovalhouse Theatre has unveiled a new Artistic Director - and a name change. GBOLAHAN OBISESAN will start at BRIXTON HOUSE in April. Obisesan is an experienced and acclaimed...
Arts People
Montgomery Theatre & Arts Centre has appointed THERESA KEOGH as Director. Keogh leaves her role as Director of Derby Book Festival to join the company. She has previoulsy worked in...
Arts People
DR SIMON DANCEY has resigned as CEO of Creative & Cultural Skills due to "short term health issues". In an open letter Dancey thanked the organisation's staff and said...
Arts People
Welsh National Opera's Music Director TOMAS HANUS has extended his contract until 2026. An accalimed opera conductor, he has worked for the company since 2016.
Arts People
WAYNE GLOVER-STUART has been announced as the new Producer at Chiswick Playhouse. He trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has since worked as a Creative Producer at the BBC...
Arts People
Director of The Philanthropy Company FRANCESCA HEWITT will be the new Director of Development at The Courtauld Institute of Art. She will be responsible for leading the fundraising...
Arts People
There is a new Board of Trustees at The Royal Pavilion & Museums, chaired by former Tourism South East Chief Executive MICHAEL BEDINGFIELD. The other new Trustees are DAVID...
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The Government must invest more heavily in arts and culture in the regions to tackle inequality, an independent inquiry has said. An 18-month research project by the UK2070 Commission, a...
Feature
What happens when an internationally acclaimed theatre producer is accused of cultural insensitivity? He puts on another production – about another nation’s culture, writes Amanda Parker.
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Theatres, museums and festivals will share in an £8.6m boost to arts and creativity in the Greater Manchester region. The investment in the Greater Manchester Culture Fund - a 23%...
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A Welsh arts centre needs £800,000 in renovations to save it from closure, Gwynedd Council has heard. Council officers have recommended refurbishment, saying Neaudd Dwyfor's closure...
Opinion
The Great Place Scheme demonstrates how projects flourish when official bodies allow them freedom from pre-determined outcomes, says Jill Cole.
Feature
We can only change our local communities if we’re willing to change ourselves, says Carol Jones.
Feature
It’s time to turn up the volume on the needs and interests of young people, says Carol Reid.
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If arts leaders refuse to invest in their staff, do their organisations really deserve to survive? Alex Marshall calls for more support for the sector's workforce.
A genre once intended for popular consumption has been monopolised by the old, rich and powerful, says Melanie Lust. It’s time to make classical concerts sexy again.

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