Arts People
Former publisher and editor of Virago Press LENNIE GOODINGS will lead Poet in the City as Chair of its board of trustees. Currently a trustee of the poetry charity, she takes over from SARAH DAVIES...
Arts People
KAREN LIVINGSTONE and NEAL SPENCER will join University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum as it embarks on a period of transition early next year. Livingstone will be the museum’s first...
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Several Lottery-funded Christmas pantomimes may have to be cancelled following news of England's Tier 3 areas. Manchester Opera House, Bristol Hippodrome, Theatre Royal...
Artists who would normally be exhibiting in galleries or community spaces have been using their windows to display work for passers-by to enjoy. Hannah Jane Parkinson went out to find them.
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Urgent interventions made by Camelot to minimise the effects of Covid-19 on National Lottery sales succeeded in reversing an initial 18% hit to income at the start of the pandemic. By the end of...
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Local MP and former DCMS Minister Helen Grant has stepped in to urge Maidstone Council to save the Hazlitt Theatre. The Council is preparing to end its contract with the management company Parkwood...
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BHLive, operator of council-owned Fairfield Halls in the London borough of Croydon, made the last of their staff at the venue redundant at the end of October, just days after it was awarded a £...
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The Government will more than double DCMS' budget but the extra funding all but vanishes in 2022.
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The Musicians' Union is calling on Ministers to issue “more pragmatic and clearer guidance” on out-of-school music learning under the new tiered restrictions that will apply after 2nd...
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With a £23m drop in income expected for 2020/21 and a predicted shortfall of £15m next year, the Science Museum Group has announced more measures to help mitigate losses. These will...
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Oglesby Charitable Trust will invest £150,000 over five years to help develop creative projects in Manchester. SICK! Productions will use the funding on a 10-year programme addressing mental...
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DCMS says it does not have a date for announcing successful applicants for the last rounds of the Culture Recovery Fund. Loans of more than £3m and a capital grants programme are yet to be...
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In a constantly changing landscape, the ability to understand and respond to audiences’ changing preferences and behaviours is vital. Anne Torreggiani shares findings from the first wave of The Audience Agency’s COVID-19 Monitor.
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In these uncertain times, it’s important to return to our core principles: making the most of the information we have and not being afraid to experiment, explains David Reece.
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The Government has permitted venues to open with up to 50% capacity from early December. What does the science say?
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A review highlighting shoddy employment practices and a lack of pastoral support doesn't go far enough to change the conservatoire's culture, critics say.
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Handing over the reins is a start, but it shouldn’t be an abdication of responsibility. Mentor Suzann McLean and mentee malakai sargeant put each other under the spotlight.
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Jon Flinn shares what happens when locking down provides the opportunity to reach up and out.
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Tajpal Rathore explains why he is creating a home for Black art that is more ambitious, more radical – more itself - free from the White gaze.
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A new, tougher system of local restrictions will allow theatres and other venues to reopen in theory. But the sector remains on a knife edge.
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Research into gender pay gaps and the representation of Britain's female artists shows some measures of equality are moving backwards, while others are "incredibly slow" to change.
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Plans for the former home of French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine to be turned into an arts and education centre have ground to a halt after Michael Corby, the benefactor who promised to...
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David Hockney's Portrait of Sir David Webster, formerly owned by the Royal Opera House where Webster was CEO from 1945 to 1970, has been bought at auction for £12.8m by David Ross, current...
Cash-strapped public art collections may lack the funds to collect art right now, but internationally, the big banks are continuing to collect, lend, and exhibit, says James Tarmy.
While artists in the West battle to be fairly paid for streaming their work, several of China's platforms are collecting micropayments from fans to help them when royalties fall short. Could this work here, ask William Ralston and Niko Seizov. 

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