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The current funding model means a select few decide what art is acceptable. Anthony Padgett argues union representation is the key to unlocking a more culturally rich and inclusive arts industry.
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Aberdeen City Council has scrapped a £100,000 grant earmarked for three new artwork installations to make the city centre more attractive and welcoming alongside physical distancing measures....
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Survey data that suggests a third of digital arts audiences only engage online raises new possibilities for the post-Covid cultural sector.
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Worcester Arts Workshop will close for good at the end of September, having fallen victim to the impact of Covid-19 which has made much of its work "impossible and uneconomic to continue."...
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A rescue boat bought by street artist Banksy with the proceeds from some of his works has been saving refugees in danger in the Mediterranean. The former French Navy boat, painted white and pink and...
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Oxford Playhouse is to become a temporary lecture space for Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and will host the school’s Masters of Financial Economics students as part of social...
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Lincoln City Council's decision to end its £187,000 annual grant to Lincoln Drill Hall has placed its future in serious doubt. The Drill Hall stages theatre, music concerts, comedy shows,...
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A former Marks and Spencer's store in Darlington has reopened as a gallery, with exhibition spaces for artists and craftspeople as well as workshop areas and performance spaces. Cornerstone Arts...
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The Hungarian Government has stripped the management of Hungary’s University of Theatre and Film Arts of its powers, depriving it of its right to decide on budgetary, organisational and...
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The new Director of the Arts Council Collection is DEBORAH SMITH, who worked for three years at Birmingham Museums Trust as Curator for the Arts Council Collection’s National Partners Programme...
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ISABEL MOURA MENDES has joined the Culture team at Creative Europe Desk UK as the new Head of Culture England & Culture Advisor UK. Since 2016 she has acted as Arts Partnership Manager with the...
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The founding Chairman of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), LORD LEE OF TRAFFORD, will be succeeded by BARONESS PATIENCE WHEATCROFT (pictured), an ALVA Board member since 2012,...
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Castlefield Gallery has announced that CERI HAND (pictured left), ALISHA KADRI (pictured middle) and CHARA LEWIS (pictured right) have joined the gallery as Trustees. Hand is Director of Artist...
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RUTH MACKENZIE, the first female artistic director at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, has had her contract terminated with immediate effect, according to The Guardian. During her career she has...
Live theatre creates a relationship with audiences that sees the few speaking to the many in a space where the many can respond as one, so can a live digital performance ever substitute for that? Only if we seize this moment to include audiences in the creative process, says Robert Reid.
Being made redundant is deeply distressing but making staff redundant is a lonely and agonising experience too. Dawn Langley offers comforting words on surviving the process.
A new theatre venue has opened where all tickets for performances will be free, but how will The PurpleDoor be viable? And will it, as some say, devalue the product and undermine the industry which provides the framework for creation in the first place? The PurpleDoor makes the case for theatre as community-based social enterprise.
If you focus on making your virtual events accessible for deaf attendees you will benefit and you’ll be surprised how many others will benefit too – and enjoy the experience all the more. Ahmed Khalifa explains how to do it.
By choosing to be there en masse, are performers, funders and industry bodies perpetuating some of the ‘evils’ of the Edinburgh Fringe? Matthew Linley sees benefits in using other showcases for new work.
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Days before England's schools resume, the Department for Education is yet to publish guidance on reopening music departments.
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DCMS and the University of Bristol publicised the research findings as proof that 'singing is no riskier than speaking'. That's not quite what the study says.
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New research finds that social mobility is "a greater issue for the creative industries than across the wider economy" - and a pressing concern amid the pandemic.
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The National Trust, which is facing £200m of losses after closing its shops, cafes, houses and gardens during the pandemic, is planning to cut the roles of top experts and "dial down...
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The National Lottery faces major challenges as more charities clamour for support.
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New ONS data lays bare the critical state of the arts and entertainment sectors. Yet these organisations are supporting their employees better than most.

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