Arts People
After ten years in Cambridge, most recently as Business Development Director for Cambridge Live and previously as Arts and Events Manager for Cambridge City Council, ELAINE MIDGLEY has been appointed...
Arts People
JOHN FISHER, who has been the Hodge International Chair in Opera at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, has been appointed as the first Artistic Director of the college’s David Seligman...
Arts People
EFA GRUFFUDD JONES, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh since 2016, will become Chair of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s board from December.
Arts People
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has announced the appointment of IRENE ARISTIZÁBAL in the new role of Head of Curatorial and Public Practice. She will take up the position in March 2019, leading...
Arts People
MARTIN THOMAS, formerly at Arts Council England, has been appointed Executive Director at Torbay Culture Board, with responsibility for delivering the town’s ten-year Cultural Strategy and...
Arts People
DEBBIE HANNAN has been appointed Associate Director of The Bunker Theatre. She will present a new monthly podcast – The Underground Podcast – exploring what needs to change in the theatre...
Arts People
MICHAEL BRAZIER, Director of the National Student Drama Festival since 2012, has left the organisation to pursue new opportunities. Director and Writer James Phillips will be Guest Director for the...
Arts People
RACHEL LOMAX, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England between 2003 and 2008, has been appointed the new Deputy Chair of the British Council from 1 December. She will succeed BARONESS PRASHAR, who...
Arts People
CONRAD NELSON has announced that he will be stepping down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides theatre company following ten years in post. He originally joined the organisation in 1992.
Arts People
After 18 years at The Daily Mail, QUENTIN LETTS has moved to News UK. He will write theatre reviews at The Sunday Times, book reviews for The Times, and regular columns for The Sun.
News
Justin Madders made the comments in relation to a tribunal hearing concerning the employment rights of art educators at the National Gallery, which could set a precedent for the public sector.
An opera performance project is giving current and former homeless people in New York the courage to redefine themselves, writes Tim Teeman.
No-one is born to make art, just like no-one is born to cook food, but both processes can be learned. Remembering that will help us value the act of creation - and creations themselves -  differently, argues Francois Matarasso.
News
One in five of the 3,000 respondents to research by recruitment firm The Mandy Network had not been paid in the entertainment industry over the past six months. Half took on unpaid work every year...
News
The Edge Foundation report urges the Government to restore creative subjects to the heart of the curriculum and to encourage schools which promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural...
News
Despite widespread support when the full-time company was launched in 2016, the theatre has said the idea will be on “pause” in 2019 and will not be renewed in the immediate future. A...
Feature
How can Arts Council England do more to include the voices of people with experience of the criminal justice system? The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance talks to artist and former prisoner Erika Flowers.
Feature
Should trustees on arts boards always be expected to give a donation, as is commonly the case in the US? Michelle Wright weighs up the pros and cons of this thorny issue.
Case study
Three cultural organisations in Wiltshire are now under one collective umbrella, giving them the opportunity to share data and cross-promote performances and offers, says Alice Young.
Case study
Nathan Geering explains how a hip-hop dance production has helped give a voice to young people in the care system.
Case study
Vital Spark is a national initiative aiming to create more inclusive and diverse performances for children and young people. Tara Lopez tells the story.
News
Joseph Hillier’s 23ft statue, Messenger – based on an actor’s pose – will go on display next year outside the Theatre Royal Plymouth as part of its £7.5m renovation.
News
As part of the £700m Tay Cities Region deal, agreed between the Scottish and UK Governments, Pitlochry Festival Theatre has been awarded £10m towards its £25m redevelopment. The...
Tackling violent crime is not just a matter for the police. The arts and culture have a vital role in empowering young people and steering their energy towards more constructive activities, says Shappi Khorsandi.
The UK’s first Arts Minister, Jennie Lee, was a popular and pioneering hero. After suffering from years of austerity, the arts sorely need a modern politician who can match her commitment, writes Hannah Jane Parkinson.

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