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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries tells MPs that while the system of distributing arts funding is "not perfect", there are no plans to abolish Arts Council England.
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Phoenix Dance Theatre Leeds’ decision to lay off its creative team has been branded “appalling” by Equity’s North East official Dominic Bascombe. The theatre is planning a...
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The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is calling on people working in the music industry to complete a short survey on discrimination in the music sector. The survey aims to find whether...
Arts People
Whitechapel Gallery has named GILANE TAWADROS as its new director, starting in October 2022. A curator, writer and art historian, she will be the gallery’s tenth director. She succeeds IWONA...
Arts People
ALEXIS FFRENCH is to be the first artistic director of ABRSM, the Royal College of Music's exam board. An acclaimed classical-soul artist, Ffrench has racked up half a billion global...
Arts People
VICTOR FUNG will become Pavilion Dance South West’s (PDSW) next artistic director and joint CEO. He replaces ZANNAH CHISHOLM, who is stepping down as artistic director CEO after 10...
Arts People
ANDREA BARZEY is joining London Contemporary Dance School in the newly created role of Head of Widening Participation and Recruitment.  Barzey is a dance educator, leader and project...
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TOM LITTLER will take over as Artistic Director of Orange Tree Theatre at the end of the year. Coming to the new role from the West End’s Jermyn Street Theatre, where he currently serves as...
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Warwick Arts Centre has appointed KATE WALTERS as its new Programme Manager. Walters previously worked at the arts centre as a freelancer programmer between 2013 and 2016. She comes from a...
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Founder of Longborough Festival Opera MARTIN GRAHAM is stepping down from the board he has chaired for over 20 years. Graham plans to retain a close interest in this season’s performances as...
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TIINA HILL is moving from Arts Council England's Digital Culture Network to the British Library. In her new role, Hill will lead Single Digital Presence, a digital transformation project for...
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The London Music Fund (LMF) has welcomed AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON as an ambassador and trustee. An acclaimed singer, songwriter, pianist and cellist, Witter-Johnson recently joined Awards for Young...
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CAROL PYRAH has become a trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. She will serve a three-year term which began 9 May and involves chairing the...
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Announcements of course closures and job losses at universities prompt concerns of 'existential threat' to theatre and performance studies.
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DCMS is to provide £947,000 for Creative Careers Programme to continue until March 2025, but does not intend to fund it beyond then.
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More than £750,000 of funding will be provided to help local libraries and museums develop their facilities and services, the Welsh Government has announced. The funding, which will be...
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A lottery designed to support independent artists within the music industry has launched. Established by artist management company Orean, Music Lotto distributes at least 50p from every £1...
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A new three-year collaboration agreement between the National Archives and Arts Council England will see the two organisations work together to identify and tackle challenges across culture and...
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In the last in our series profiling the shortlisted candidates for City of Culture 2025, Claire Whitaker says Southampton has been connecting the UK with people across the globe for thousands of years.
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The first post-pandemic generation is about to enter the creative industries. Anoushka Dossa has been examining their expectations and aspirations.
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New research confirms that elite institutions are still the dominant players in the interconnecting networks running the arts. Dave O’Brien and Mark Taylor share their findings.
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Arts organisations increasingly use data to inform their decision making. But, argue David Johnson and Sarah Thelwall, if it’s not relevant, it risks being distracting, or even misleading.
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With the winner of the UK City of Culture 2025 to be announced imminently, four academics outline their recommendations for the future of evaluation studies of Cities and Capitals of Culture. 
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While broadcast and online revenues reached record levels in 2021, royalties from public usage and resultant income for artists have yet to recover from the pandemic.
Covid caused chaos in theatre, often leaving understudies to hold shows together. Ruby Ablett says it’s time to do more than applaud them.

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