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Manchester International Festival (MIF) has announced a new Venue Director and four new board members. SHEENA WRIGLEY, a former Director of Manchester's Palace Theatre & Opera House,...
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Production designer SIMON BERESFORD is joining project management company Counterculture Partnership as its Creative Director. He has 30 years’ experience in designing and creating live...
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The Southbank Centre has announced MISAN HARRIMAN as its new Chair after an extensive search for "a visionary leader with a deep passion for the potential of multi-arts programming...
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The handbook aims to improve representation of disabled people in the music industry as a survey finds half have withdrawn job applications over accessibility concerns.
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A multimillion-pound cost overrun on Fairfield Halls' refurbishment has left Croydon Council with a £69m bill. The ill-fated project, budgeted at £30m and expected...
There has been an outcry over proposed cuts to funding of university arts courses. But Brice Stratford argues universities are bad for the arts and what’s needed is more conservatoires.
Emma White applauds the work of a company acknowledging that people with privilege should not be telling the stories of marginalised communities.
The combination of Brexit and Covid has seen a huge decrease in the number of eastern Europeans living in the UK, among them artists. This exodus is a great loss, argue Professor Sara Jones and Dr Kinga Goodwin.
Good policy is created on the back of solid evidence and research, says Julieta Cuneo. Current measures fail to recognise the economic vulnerability of the self-employed in the arts sector.
After recording police crackdowns on protesters in Israel, Palestinian artists call for the international community to adopt a strategy of non-violent pressure. Anny Shaw reports.
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Hundreds of hours of BBC Shakespeare programmes will be made free to schools, colleges and universities across the UK. Organisations that hold a licence with the Educational Recording Agency...
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Despite all the difficulties of the past year, Jake Bartle and Emily Coleman are confident that this year’s festival will be a celebration of artistic achievement and are welcoming visitors with open arms.
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Together for Museums harnessed the collective efforts of members, artists, donors and the public to come to the aid of the sector, writes Elinor Trigg.
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Dawn Bowden has been appointed Wales' Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, replacing Lord Elis-Thomas. A former unionist, Bowden has been the Welsh Labour candidate for Merthyr Tydfil and...
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The Science Museum is under fire once again over oil giant Shell's sponsorship of its climate change exhibition. A youth protest is planned for Sunday by demonstraters calling for a boycott of...
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With under a month to go for art businesses and artists to register with HMRC, Mary-Alice Stack explores how the sector is responding to the need for increased regulation.
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Can artists make a positive contribution to alleviate the threat of biodiversity decline? Misha Curson shares a project which is aiming to do just that.
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Rural touring has never been more innovative than it was in 2020. Holly Lombardo asks what comes next for a sector that fulfils exactly what funders are asking for?
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says "some paid touring" is possible in 17 of 27 EU member states as renewed campaigns for a bloc-level deal seek legal advice.
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Forty London arts organisations have signed up to a new charter as other initiatives promote the arts in care homes across the UK.
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says the Government will consider insuring festivals if it is the "final barrier" to them going ahead. It will step in under two conditions:...
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The 2021 UK City of Culture showcase is off to an unplanned but successful start, with a launch video drawing 55,000 viewers.  'Timeless Words Made New' was posted on the...
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The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has refused to intervene in a planning application by Derby City Council to demolish the 1970s Derby Assembly Rooms. A fire in...
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Glasgow’s Tron Theatre Company has called preparations for its annual panto to a halt, rescheduling the production for Autumn-Winter 2022. Contracting for The Wonderful Wizard of...
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Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft & Design has merged with arts development agency artsNK. The North Kesteven centre will reopen in a refurbished building under the new name The Hub...

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