Nick Higham examines the impact of a new scheme by the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, which commissioners contemporary artists to make new work for local schools.
News
A survey completed by 497 people from 60 organisations found 30% of paid workers at the Fringe were on zero-hour contracts. Entertainment Union BECTU has met with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe...
News
The national funder has reported stagnating numbers of BME and disabled staff at national portfolio organisations, which have failed to collect data for large swathes of their workforce.
Pauline Tambling examines ‘T’ Levels, the raft of technical qualifications that will be offered as an alternative to ‘A’ Levels, and identifies potential opportunities and concerns for the arts sector.
We must make routes into the creative sector clearer so that young people of all backgrounds can see there are realistic ways of working in the arts, argues Daisy Bowie-Sell.
News
Research by Opera North finds musical progression opportunities post-primary are limited and “often inappropriate”.
News
A 12-week online discussion will inform a draft strategy for the funder to replace ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone’.
We need culture’s ability to bring us together, but we must also recognise that culture is often seen as divisive and London-centric, argues Ian Blatchford.
News
Housing Secretary Sajid Javid’s announcement that the National Planning Policy Framework will be amended to include a “detailed reference” to the agent of change principle, means...
Martin Bailey meets Alex Farquharson, the Director of Tate Britain, to find out what he has in store for the gallery.
Arts People
After 12 years at the helm of the Southbank Centre, JUDE KELLY has announced that she will be leaving in May to focus on WOW – Women of the World Festival.
Arts People
Currently Marketing Director at The Audience Agency, and formerly Head of Membership at the Arts Marketing Association, HOWARD BUCKLEY will take up a new role as Account Director at Target Live in...
Opinion
Over 100,000 children a year will lose the chance to study the arts when the EBacc becomes compulsory in schools, and the least privileged will lose out most. Is this a conspiracy or a cock-up, asks Liz Hill.
News
Figures reveal that children living in the most deprived areas and those with lower attainment are the most likely to lose their option to study arts subjects when the English Baccalaureate becomes compulsory. 
Arts People
Director of Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea since 2013, JOE HILL has been selected as the new Director of Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery. He will start the role in early March 2018.
Arts People
Chief Executive of Hackney Empire, CLARIE MIDDLETON, will step down in February to become principal of Rose Bruford College. Her departure coincides with a leadership restructure which will see the...
Arts People
After eight years in post, Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director JOSIE ROURKE has announced plans to step down in 2019. In addition, Executive Producer KATE PAKENHAM will leave in June 2018, and Casting...
Arts People
Arts Administrator JEAN NICHOLSON, whose portfolio includes work the Royal Opera House, Hackney Empire and London Sinfonietta, has been appointed Festival Director of Cumnock Tryst.
Arts People
Independent Curator Dr CECILIA WEE fRSA, currently Chair of Live Art Development Agency, has been appointed as Artsadmin’s new Head of Artists’ Advisory Services.
Arts People
MARC JENKINS has been named the new CEO of technology provider Patron Technology. He will take over from EUGENE CARR, who becomes President of the organisation.
Arts People
Using funding from the Arts Council and British Council’s Artists’ International Development Fund, Sheffield Theatres’ Chief Executive DAN BATES will take a short sabbatical from...
Arts People
STUART BURNS, who joined Orchestras for All (OFA) as Programme and General Manager in 2014 and was promoted to Head of Programmes and Operations in 2016, has been named the organisation’s new...
Arts People
Actor BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has been selected as the new president of LAMDA. He takes over from TIMOTHY WEST, who has been in the role for more than 30 years.
Arts People
English Touring Theatre has announced that ANDREW HUGHES joins the company as a Producer, having previously been Assistant to the Artistic Director at the Young Vic.
Arts People
In February, Istanbul Jazz Festival Director PELIN OPCIN will join Serious, producers of the EFG London Jazz Festival, as Director of Programming.

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