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About 6500 fewer students sat A Levels for creative subjects this year, outpacing a general decline in the number of exams taken by 5%.
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AIDAN GROUNDS, previously the Director of Creative Programmes at Nuffield Southampton Theatres, has been appointed Executive Producer at Leicester's Curve Theatre. He will start in the role next...
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Six new board members have been announced at Edinburgh International Festival: LEONIE BELL from Renfrewshire Council; Director of Digital Products at the BBC CHRIS CONDRON; Solicitor and charity...
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Professor FRANK FINLAY has been appointed Chair of Trustees at Leeds contemporary art centre The Tetley. He replaces GERALD JENNINGS, who held the position for four years. HELEN WATSON is also...
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Former Buckingham Palace Communications Director SALLY OSMAN will replace CATHERINE MAY on English National Opera’s Board of Trustees with immediate effect. May served on the board since 2011...
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Digital industry consultant NAOMI TIMPERLEY is joining the Manchester-based cultural innovation agency for a year. In a statement, FutureEverything said the board wanted to “allow for a process...
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ELIZABETH DELLERT, Exhibitor Services Manager at Frieze Masters since 2015, has become the fair’s UK Director. Dellert said: “I hope the expertise I have gained over the past 10 years,...
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With a budget fast approaching, Arts Council England’s Chief Executive Darren Henley calls on the new Government to back up its warm words for the arts with financial support.
England's cathedrals are starting to offer "fairground frivolities" as a way of encouraging visitors - and their donations, Erasmus writes. What limits exist on how a place of prayer can be used?
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Women working at the festival have reported facing sexual harassment on a daily basis while promoting their shows. Actors' union Equity says it is receiving more reports of incidents each...
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Four years after the scheme was launched, only a third of partnerships believe they are established and delivering.
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Christopher Hoare, a former IT director for classical music management agency HarrisonParrott, faces jail time after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud. Hoare ordered items online with the...
American orchestras are like a canary in a coal mine - "so dependent on public support that we lose oxygen first", the chair of one international organisation tells Lottie Elizabeth Johnson. What can British orchestras learn from their struggle?
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A community arts group in London is refusing to remove a beach hut it built, despite the local council's opinion that it is accommodation, not art. The council says it is considering legal...
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A Liverpool community group is spearheading a campaign to restore The Garston Empire to its former glory. The theatre has been empty for about 20 years. It was a cinema until 1961, then became a...
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The cultural sector needs to follow Samuel Beckett’s words and “fail again…fail better”, argues Arts Council England’s Simon Mellor.
For creative professions, social media capital can be just as, or more important, than ability and experience, Angelica Frey writes. She considers the mundane, all-consuming reality of creating "aspirational content".
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Luke Tryl, ex-Director of the New Schools Network, will not longer act as an advisor to Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan after Downing Street blocked his appointment. The move is part of a "...
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A short survey from the department is asking creative businesses if they are aware of how a no-deal Brexit might affect them, and whether they have measures in place to "mitigate negative...
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New figures indicate the reversal of a three-year pattern of declining visitor numbers at English institutions – and new hope for more employment in the sector.
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The funder plans to invest up to £2.25 million in England-based performance artists “to build and strengthen international partnerships”.
Ten years of National Theatre Live has allowed more people outside of London to see theatrical shows and changed the landscape of theatre production worldwide, writes Ruthie Fierberg. She looks at how the model works.
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A 9-year-old German girl will not be able to join Berlin's oldest cultural institution, its all boys' choir, after a court decided that artistic freedom was more important than...
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Simon Armitage says he has no plans to mark Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union with a poem, despite the efforts of Brexiteer MPs, including Jacob Rees-Mogg and David Jones, to...
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Property investor and entrepreneur TIM ALLAN has been announced as the new Chair of V&A Dundee, succeeding its founding Chair LESLEY KNOX. Allan, who helped fundraise for the venue’s...

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