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A three-year programme for high-profile, higher-polluting arts organisations aims to reduce their carbon emissions by up to 20%.
Arts Council England funding gives us access to creativity that the private sector could not achieve on its own, writes Ivan Hewett. But with the agency now placing 'relevance' at the heart of its decision making, are we in danger of losing art for art’s sake?
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Awen Cultural Trust is in talks to reopen the Muni arts centre, which has closed twice in the past four years. Rhondda Cynon Taff Council says there is “significant public support” for...
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Theatre makers have accused the London venue of verbally aggressive behaviour, “filthy” conditions and failing to pay companies that perform there. Courtyard Theatre has not responded to...
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The English National Opera (ENO) said it was “horrified” to learn about allegations of sexual harassment against former guest conductor Stephen Lord. The American was employed by ENO on a...
Feature
For too long arts organisations have limited their individual giving efforts to white British donors. Michelle Wright urges an approach that prioritises donor diversity.
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Why do so many artists not include a fee for their own time when they apply for funding? Lilli Geissendorfer explains how Jerwood Arts is challenging a pervasive low-pay culture.
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The Primary Authority scheme can help reassure arts organisations they are meeting legal requirements on health and safety, trading standards and fire regulations, explains Rob Belton.
Case study
The Hub at Wellcome Collection brings together academics and practitioners to tackle issues like rest and busyness, rare dementias and inclusive research, writes Harriet Martin.
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Nottingham Refugee Week shows how opportunity can come out of a crisis when communities work together, writes Anna Ball.
Arts People
Alongside the creative highs, Chris Jaeger's 24 years at Worcester Live involved plenty of putting out fires - sometimes literally. He shares his doubts about tribute bands, calls for trustees to hand over more money, and laments that Arts Council England will only fund work no one wants to see.
Trigger warning, content warning, emotive content: theatres across the UK use different terms to alert audiences to potentially distressing material. Amid objections that the practice ruins the power of surprise, Alice Saville asks whether it’s fair to trick theatregoers.
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Opponents to the Sherborne Arts Trust’s Paddock Project withdrew their objections after plans for the building were changed to address concerns about traffic and parking. The project will...
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The minimum rate for a full-length play at the Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company has risen by 2% to nearly £13,000 under a new collective agreement. Writers’...
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The gallery, which has been closed since 2015 and was originally due to reopen late in 2017, will reopen to the public in November. A £34.6m redevelopment of its Schoolhill building has been...
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Last-minute interventions by senior figures “ultimately served to undermine the integrity of the RFO process”, staff told an independent review.
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The Dartford institution will have more seating, new sound and lighting devices and better access for disabled visitors following a six-week refurbishment this summer. Director Lorna Strawson said...
Art is not a subject in the academic sense, writes Michael Craig-Martin – but that is precisely its strength. As fewer schools teach art, the “true alternative” it presents for educators seeking to instil self-discipline, adaptability and a sense of responsibility in their students is being placed at risk.
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Exmouth Town Council has agreed to sponsor a Royal Opera House performance in nearby East Devon this summer. Supportive councillors said it would provide a welcome opportunity for local families to...
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French telecoms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi has struck a deal to acquire the auction house for US$3.7bn (£2.95bn). The sale price, 61% higher than Sotheby’s closing share price, is a sign...
Can an even split of public, philanthropic and per-ticket funding sustain opera and ballet in Europe? Sam Baker talks to “venture philanthropists” about shifting the performing arts away from a government-funded model.
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Government officials are encouraging the Hallé Orchestra to resubmit plans for a school in Stoke-on-Trent next year. The orchestra hopes to provide mentoring for 11 to 16-year-olds, opportunities to...
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An increasing reliance on sponsors and ticket sales has “put pressure on the [festival] team to support established artists and ‘safe’ work”, evidence submitted by the...
Arts People
National Theatre Wales CEO KULLY THIARAI is leaving the company to become Artistic Director of cultural investment programme Leeds 2023. Thiarai, who has previously worked at Leeds...
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Shubbak, a UK-based festival of contemporary Arab culture, has appointed FARÈS K MOUSSA as its new Executive Director. He is joining from Strode Theatre in Somerset, where he has been Director since...

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