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Research by ComRes found that 69% of people who had attended a live ticketed event in the past year agree measures should be put in place to stop people taking pictures and videos during performances...
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Local authority cuts to the arts may be widely reported, but some councils are investing serious money in cultural development, says Andrew Dixon.
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Making a product or service scarce or exclusive has become an effective way to attract customers in other sectors. Tim Baker explores how it might work in the arts.
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Venues need a better understanding of customer spending habits for purchases like pre-show meals and interval drinks. James McClure explains how a ticketing solution is providing a comprehensive view.
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Reclusive artist John Middleton has just held his first exhibition for 40 years. He explains why he rejected the world of commercial art to 'become a caveman'.
Case study
Mark Doyle says that a clear sense of purpose has encouraged leading artists to participate in an ambitious programme of contemporary exhibitions in Rochdale.
The mere mention of a new museum or gallery by a ‘starchitect’ can unlock all sorts of funding for cities as they seek the transformative benefits felt by Bilbao – but these spectacular buildings often end up as totemic emblems of shocking municipal waste. Ike Ijeh homes in on the biggest offenders in recent years.
Arts organisations in the UK have done much for ethnic diversity, but not enough towards including and empowering disabled people. It is time for them to act on their principles of openness and fairness and actively drive change, argues the Guardian.
We should stop packaging classical music as ‘soothing’ and instead encourage audiences to feel it on their own terms - whether that is arousing, repulsive, lulling or everything in between, writes Jennifer Gersten.
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A collaboration between the city council and the foundation’s Momentum Music Fund will award one musician £15k and two other artists up to £5k each, alongside mentoring from...
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After ten years of activity in the city’s west end, Creative Scotland-backed gallery The Common Guild has announced it will stop exhibiting in its space in Woodlands Terrace, and will seek a...
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The Royal Northern College of Music has responded to increasing complaints of mental health challenges across higher education – and among musicians as a whole – by employing a clinical...
Some of the most rewarding arts experiences can arise from spur-of-the-moment decisions, writes Megan Friel. Are venues doing all they can to offer serendipitous opportunities to engage?
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The local council has rejected an expression of interest from a community group wanting to refurbish the derelict building as a performance venue, and favours developing it as a site for testing...
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The organisation announced on Twitter that the 2019 ceremony has been cancelled, and that the awards themselves had “come to an end”. The initiative had been criticised for shortlisting a...
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The consultation, which will guide spending for the period 2019-24, includes proposals for introducing three- to five-year funding periods for grants from the National Lottery.
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The economic output from the cultural sector is now just under £30bn, having grown by 7.3% in one year.
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A new parliamentary inquiry will report on the barriers to social mobility and identify practical action that can be taken by charities and the Government to address them.
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An evidence review concludes that nuances around the impact of arts interventions are being lost as evaluations take “an overly narrow focus on data and measurements”.
Western museums should not return colonial era art. Instead of judging history through the prism of right and wrong, we should focus on the power of ancient artefacts to enlighten us about the world, writes Tiffany Jenkins.
Manchester has invested in arts projects across the city to help residents learn about and support homeless people. Helen Lock assesses whether the initiative is working.
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PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative, which aims to encourage gender balance in festival lineups and the wider music industry, presented a manifesto to the European Parliament to seek backing...
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The arts centre has submitted plans to Bristol City Council for a £12m revamp of “dead space” behind its building, which would create new work space for over 100 creatives, and add...
Arts People
MATTHEW XIA, previously Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 2014-17, and soon to direct performances at Hampstead Theatre, The Orange Tree and Nottingham Playhouse, has...
Arts People
Professor TOM INNS has stepped down as Director of Glasgow School of Art after five years in charge, which spanned two major fires at the Mackintosh building. In his place, the school has appointed...

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