Arts People
Glasgow School of Art has appointed PENNY MACBETH as its new Director, replacing interim Director PROFESSOR IRENE McARA-McWILLIAM from May. Macbeth , the current Dean of...
Arts People
ANDREW LOVETT will be Chair of The Association of Independent Museums, with MARILYN SCOTT and CAROLINE WORTHINGTON acting as Vice Chairs. The Association announced the...
News
Researchers and representatives of women in theatre say Arts Council England ‘doesn’t push’ on gender as much as other protected characteristics.
Feature
Lottery funding, low pay, and that boat…Amanda Parker meets the Arts Council England Chair and architect of the UK’s engagement with art.
Opinion
We need to find ways to support – and hear – honest, respectful difference of opinion. That’s why we’re launching We Hear You, says Amanda Parker.
Can graffiti be vandalised? After a Banksy mural was defaced with pink spray paint, Mark Thomas and Samantha Pegg mull over the legal issues.
A modern dance routine focusing on the brain development of zebrafish triumphed at this year’s ‘Dance your PhD’ competition, reports Rebecca Trager.
Feature
The Tavistock Institute’s courses have always embraced approaches outside of the mainstream. Heather Stradling tells Jonathan Knott how it’s now upping the creative element to take things to the next level.
Case study
A flexible pricing experiment caused the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art's visitor numbers to soar while maintaining steady income levels, reports Tom Schoessler.
Feature
Not everyone can be a winner in Arts Council of Wales’ drive to share the benefits of culture more widely, says Nick Capaldi.
Opinion
After centuries of trying to define the arts and culture, we remain deeply confused about what they are and their benefits, says Liam Dee.
News
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has announced his goal of establishing a National Poetry Centre in Leeds. Seizing the opportunity his laureateship offers to initiate education projects promoting...
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A dance student is seeking £500,000 compensation after she was badly injured in class, allegedly because she was made to life a heavier partner. Charlotte Vanweersch, 26, says she sustained...
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Actor Lenny Henry will be the figurehead of a new research centre for diversity initiatives in broadcasting. The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity will open late March at Birmingham City...
Are art prizes still relevant? Harry Thorne and Alistair Hudson consider what the role of these contests should be as attitudes towards them change.
While serious problems remain, Hollywood has taken several concrete steps in the right direction since accusations against Harvey Weinstein emerged, write Ryan Faughnder and Stacy Perman.
Alexandra Villareal reports on a US ballet company celebrating diversity on every level – from body type and looks to training and quality of movement.
News
Renovations at musical theatres appear to have caused a drop in London theatregoing last year. More than 15 million people visited commercial West End and major subsidised theatres in 2019,...
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Plans to integrate culture into economic planning in West Yorkshire are being promoted by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The partnership's blueprint for the region...
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Two internet ticket touts have been sentenced to prison in the first case of its kind in the UK. Peter Hunter and David Smith made £3.5m selling invalid tickets to Ed Sheeran, Coldplay ...
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Shocked musicians fear European countries will respond in kind to stricter visa and immigration requirements for touring artists.
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Opera North will stage a “sustainable” production of Handel’s Alcina next year. The set, props and costumes will be made of materials that are either re-used or bought second hand....
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The Musicians’ Union (MU) is urging Government and Parliament to back a passport for musicians working in the EU after Brexit. It says the document should last for at least two years, cover all...
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Opera star Placido Domingo sexually harrassed performers for decades, an investigation has concluded. Lawyers hired by the American Guild of Musical Artists determined that the accounts of 27...
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A proposal to close most of Aberdeen's libraries has been scrapped but arts funding is likely to be cut out of the city's budget. Councillors will be asked to plug a £37.9m funding...

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