Today’s musicians open up to Paul Glynn about the challenges of establishing a sustainable career – and why they won’t be replicating the legendary excesses of their predecessors.
Lithuania’s success on the global art stage may have its roots in the country’s close-knit and mutually supportive cultural community, finds Adrian Searle.
The issues that have prompted university staff to go on strike have worrying implications for art schools and the wider arts sector, argue The White Pube.
As museums across China remain closed due to coronavirus, many are responding with resourcefulness and imagination, reports Yaqi Tong.
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The initiative builds on the success of two pilot programmes to promote a new approach to finance in the arts and cultural sectors. 
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Three in four (74%) of GPs believe the arts can make a "significant contribution" to preventative healthcare, a new survey says. Social enterprise Aesop asked 1000 UK doctors about...
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Plans for the opening phase of a new creative arts campus in Manchester are under way after its developer secured £140m. LTE Group has partnerned with Manchester College, the Greater...
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Four UK schools have been ranked in the global top 10 universities for performing arts. The 2020 QS World University Rankings placed The Royal College of Music second to The Julliard School in the...
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Guildhall School of Music and Drama has closed for up to two weeks after a teacher contracted coronavirus. An email from Principal Lynne Williams said the man “came into contact with a...
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Welsh arts organisations have been told to model for a 10% funding cut amid the council’s drive to reach new audiences.
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Financial returns for creative arts graduates are negative or close to zero - depending on your gender. Research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) says one in five students would be...
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It’s an increasingly popular method for improving diversity in music – but sector bodies say anonymised selection is ineffective.
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Classicist Mary Beard has been rejected as a trustee of the British Museum, allegedly for expressing pro-Europe views. No. 10 did not support Beard's appointment - a rare rejection of a...
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The UK will not seek to stay in the programme next year or commit to funding any alternatives to the chagrin of the Scottish Government.
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Arts Council England (ACE) has committed to paying its staff at least the real Living Wage. About 580 employees will be assured at least £10.75 per hour if they live in London or...
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Will the Government’s new plan satisfy the sector and solve the shortcomings of music education?
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A McDonalds's restaurant in Kilmanock is playing classical music to deter youths from congregating there. Groups of young people are known to gather outside the town centre site late in the...
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The Royal Opera House is keeping scheduled appearances by Placido Domingo despite a sexual harassment investigation concluding he had behaved inappropriately. The singer left his position as...
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Despite ACE threats of sanctions, most NPOs are ruled to have ‘met’ diversity targets – with only 11 facing exclusion from future funding rounds.
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Kirklees Council is backing a £250m plan to regenerate Huddersfield town centre. Council Leader Shabir Pandor said the "Huddersfield Blueprint", first revealed last summer, is a...
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The long-awaited document aims to create a more diverse cultural sector but contains no new measures to improve artists’ pay.
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The Broadway Theatre in Catford must close while work is carried out on its building. The theatre is expected to remain closed for most of Lewisham's year as London Borough of Culture. READ...
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DAVID BUTCHER will become the Chief Executive of Manchester's Hallé Orchestra. He has been Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Britten Sinfonia for more than 25 years....
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‘We Hear You’ gives the sector a confidential space to raise important issues without judgement.
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Director of Development at Shakespeare's Globe ANTHONY HEWITT is joining the Southbank Centre in the same role. As a member of the executive team, Hewiit will be responsible for...

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