News
Leading British ballet stars have said that a proposal to make groups seeking arts funding prove their 'relevance' to modern society threaten artistic freedom, with one describing...
Arts People
National Museums Scotland is bidding farewell to GORDON RINTOUL after 18 years as its Director. The former Chief Executive of the Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust recently oversaw the...
From issue 326 Feature
The prospect of leaving the EU inevitably creates uncertainties – but a silver lining is a greater understanding of the value of international collaboration, says Christoph Jankowski.
Arts People
RAVI GURUMURTHY has been appointed Chief Executive of innovation foundation Nesta. He will leave his current role as Chief Innovation Officer at the International Rescue Committee later this year,...
Arts People
Dancefest has chosen KITTY ROSS to fill a new role as Executive Producer. Ross, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the cultural sector, will be charged with forging new relationships...
Arts People
TONY REEKIE is to join Catherine Wheels Theatre Company as its Executive Director and Joint CEO, starting in 30 September. He was previously CEO of Imaginate, Scotland’s national development...
Arts People
PETER KELLNER will leave the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) when his term comes to an end in November. The former President of pollster YouGov said that the NCVO’s role was...
Opinion
The lack of traction and success for BME-led and disabled-led organisations deserves our attention, says Amanda Parker. Is there something for ACE to explore around who is judging ‘quality’?
A new pair of studies suggests gentrification doesn't force low income residents out of their neighbourhoods - and might actually improve their livelihoods. Problems arise when preservation rather than diversity becomes the goal, writes Justin Davidson.
News
Milton Keynes Council has unanimously voted to place a Deed of Easement on the development of new homes next to the music venue, resolving a long-running dispute. The decision means any future...
News
BME-led organisations were 60% more likely to fall at the first hurdle of Project Grants applications – while LGBT-led groups were 25% more likely to secure grants.
The CEO of the English National Opera doesn't care how people get hooked - "we just want the artform to grow and thrive". Does equating opera with reality television improve its appeal or dumb it down, asks Hannah Furness.
News
Contractors have been appointed for the 1000-seat auditorium, which was approved by councillors in April against the objections of the company developing the neighbouring St James Centre. The...
News
An undersized musician population, a lack of artist support and performance space pressures: why live music in the Midlands is falling behind the rest of the UK.
A theatre company targeting the working class faces closure - a situation its director blames on repeated rejections for Arts Council of Northern Ireland funding. David Roy talks to Martin Lynch about Green Shoot Productions' track record.
News
The Arts House in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, has cited contractor delays, unforeseen refurbishment costs and lacklustre weekday trade as reasons for the venue's sudden closure. ...
News
The institution has rejected campaigners’ claims that it has “done nothing” a year after promising to reassess its fundraising approach – but won’t make the review public.
Arts People
From freelance marketing to running his own production company, Jake Orr has always been willing to take a leap into the unknown.
Ideas about 'populist' and 'lowbrow' art can hold institutions back from being truly inclusive. Cultural venues should be town squares, not cathedrals, writes Southbank Centre Chief Executive Elaine Bedell.
News
Arts Minister Rebecca Pow has prevent the export of "The Dark Rigi", the sole remaining work from JMW Turner's Rigi series, until December 1 to allow time for a fundraising campaign to...
News
A 17-year-old has been charged with the attempted murder of the six-year-old French child after throwing him from a 10th-floor viewing platform. Scotland Yard detectives said they have not yet been...
News
It is set to become easier for UK organisations to recruit dancers, choreographers, musicians and artists from outside Europe – but what happens after the 31 October Brexit deadline remains unclear.
News
The Insolvency Office will investigate the crowdfunding platform’s failure, but repayment of what’s “rightfully” owed to musicians seems unlikely.
Feature
To unlock the full value of culture, Arts Council England needs to support villages, towns and cities across the country to work together more closely, says the funder's Deputy Chief Executive Simon Mellor.
News
The Art Shop in central London had attempted to prevent the Turner prize-winning artist from obtaining its ‘pinkest pink’ colour, but Kapoor posted a picture on Instagram of his middle...

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