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The City Council has confirmed council tax will rise by 1% to finance the 3,000-capacity venue, which will replace the fire-damaged Assembly Rooms that seated 1,500 people.
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The proportion of schools involved in the arts council’s scheme has increased by just 1% over the past 12 years, despite over £10m of investment since 2006/07.
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British MEP Julie Ward will be the first participant in a scheme that will see politicians help organise exhibitions and sell tickets.
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Cost-saving measures by Leeds City Council will see access to Carriageworks theatre restricted and a price hike on room hire that could affect hundreds of members of voluntary arts groups.
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Just nine regularly funded arts organisations will receive less money from Creative Scotland in 2018-21, while 27 organisations receive an uplift and 19 join the portfolio.
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CLARE TOMLINSON, Head of the British Museum’s events department since 2008, has become Head of Enterprise for the Henry Moore Foundation. REBECCA LAND, Head of Communications since 2012, has...
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Previously the Director of Salisbury Arts Centre, PAULA REDWAY will be the new Cultural Development Manager for Oxford City Council from February.
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The new President of the Museums Association is MAGGIE APPLETON, Chief Executive Officer of the RAF Museum. She takes over from DAVID FLEMING.
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Formerly Director of photography gallery Belfast Exposed, TRACY MARSHALL has been appointed Director of Development and Partnerships at Open Eye Gallery.
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Birmingham Hippodrome has appointed TIM MAYCOCK, formerly of PWC, as its new Director of Finance.
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The Lyric Hammersmith has begun a campaign to phase out single-use plastic, such as straws and coffee stirrers, with audience members offered a 20% discount for going to the bar with a reusable cup.
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Raquel Meseguer triggered a security alert when she lay on the floor at the Southbank Centre. She shares the work she has been doing ever since to help arts venues become more welcoming to those with chronic pain.
London’s Vault Festival will host 300 shows by up-and-coming artists, but does the event actually unlock any doors for performers, asks Matt Trueman.
It’s neither romantic nor inevitable for artists to suffer depression – it’s a terrible waste of talent, and it’s something that should be discussed openly, argues Alistair Gentry.
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Sally Reynolds, who bought tickets to see the band Little Mix with her family, is suing promoter LHG Live for failing to provide a sign language interpreter for the concert’s two support acts.
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50 arts organisations in Northern Ireland have called for a meeting with Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley after the arts council projected a further 8% cut to the arts budget.
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Undertaking an impact assessment can be a daunting and complex task, but a new European project has developed a practical playbook to make it a whole lot simpler, writes Harry Verwayen.
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Strict internal controls relating to expense claims, cash donations, online banking and financial transactions can go some way to preventing fraud. Mahmood Reza shares his expertise.
Case study
Frank Lyons explains how a combined academic and artistic approach has been key to the success of a new ensemble featuring disabled and non-disabled musicians.
Book review
David Powell reviews Prue Skene’s candid account of her tenure as Chair of Arts Council England’s Lottery panel.
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£39m less per year is available as Arts Council England announces new funding streams and a new name for Grants for the Arts.
Rosemary Bechler and Rhiannon White discuss diversity, the class ceiling, and making art with local communities.
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Theatre Royal Margate has re-appeared in the Theatres Trust list of ‘most at-risk buildings’ as it awaits money to be found for essential capital works. Brighton Hippodrome tops the list...
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A new “adventure theatre”, specially built for under-sixes, is included in the £6.5m redevelopment plans, which have been supported by Arts Council England. Work is expected to...
The Government’s support for the Agent of Change principle should be celebrated, but grassroot music venues face a host of other problems that need equal attention, argues Mark Sutherland.

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