Arts People
LESLIE MCDONALD has taken on the role of interim Chair at New Art Exchange, the Nottingham-based centre dedicated to culturally diverse arts. He has been a Board member there since 2009.
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DR SHIRLEY THOMPSON has been announced as the new Vice Principal (Music) at Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which she joined in 2001 and was appointed to the role...
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England’s national funder would consider the local, national and strategic importance of organisations in “acute financial difficulty”.
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The decision comes as the region develops a new cultural strategy, aimed at improving access to the arts and recognising the positive impacts of culture on wellbeing.
Ballet has always been damaging to women’s bodies and reserved its most long-term roles – choreography, teaching and artistic direction – for men. How can we change this, asks Ellen O’Connell.
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The Government representative did not provide any further clarity on the future of EU arts funding, progress on reciprocal agreements or timetables.
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A letter sent to the national funder’s Chief Executive, representing 80% of the organisation’s staff, challenges Chair John Edmund’s alleged refusal to assure the Government that...
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Collective will open at its new site at the City Observatory next month, complete with an exhibition space, a panoramic viewing terrace and a restaurant.
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Campaigners against the EBacc have welcomed the move, but say it will not be enough on its own to save arts subjects.
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The economic model for those performing in or running small music venues is unviable, the DCMS Committee was told.
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Tax reliefs for film, high-end TV and animation powered a 62% increase in employment, a 67% increase in tax revenues, and a 63% growth in production spend between 2013 and 2016.
Schools always need new ways of attracting and engaging learners – and arts subjects, with their ability to reach students who have given up, could be the answer, argues Jennifer Jackson. 
How are Generation Z’s dancers reacting to current social and political challenges? Lyndsey Winship meets four young choreographers creating increasingly political art.
From issue 318 Feature
There has been a dramatic expansion in the number of organisations supporting arts activities by and for older people in the UK - but more still is needed, says David Cutler.
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What are the characteristics, interests and motivations of the over-65 demographic? Lucie Fitton reveals all.
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The arts have helped scientists gain a better understanding of how it actually feels like to live with dementia. Julian West shares his experience of a research project based on ‘co-creativity’.
From issue 318 Case study
When a shabby Victorian hall in Greenwich opened its doors to the public several years ago, no one could have predicted how important it would become to supporting social connections among the over-60s, says Daniel Bernstein.
From issue 318 Case study
Players in Stratford's Orchestra of the Swan are trained by charity Mindsong to provide music sessions in care homes. Sue Pope explains how the programme supports wellbeing.
From issue 318 Case study
Older adults living with chronic health conditions are improving their physical and mental wellbeing through the joy of South Asian dance, writes Claire Farmer.
Zimbabwe has never had a dedicated Government department for the arts. The country must start taking its creative sector seriously and paving the way for arts-led tourism, writes Fred Zindi.
Gentrification, rising rents and astronomical studio prices are catching up with creatives in Berlin and forcing them to consider the unthinkable: a move to the suburbs, writes Catherine Hickley.
We must move beyond the dangerous myth of the tortured artist and show creatives the support and humanity their work is calling for, argues Yashi Banymadhub.
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The Local Government Association has warned that a recent Government promise to increase teachers’ pay does not cover ‘centrally-employed teachers’ – most of whom provide...
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The new design for the Taunton venue will wrap around the existing building, creating a larger auditorium and a new flexible studio theatre, alongside a cinema, café, and gallery. The project is due...
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Kassel city council has voted to remove the ‘Monument to Strangers and Refugees’ obelisk from the centre of the city. It bears the words “I was a stranger and you took me in”...

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