Amid the devastation following the Beirut explosions, Lebanese artists remain steadfast in their belief that the country is a vehicle for creating their best work. Rebecca Anne Proctor reports.
Arts organisations in the US serve two masters: the ticket buyer and the major donor. Post-Covid, they may have to choose between the two, says Alan Harrison.
Arts People
Co-director at East Street Arts EMMA BEVERLEY has been appointed as Executive Producer for Leeds 2023. She was part of the team who developed the original programme for what was set to be Leeds...
Arts People
LUCY WARREN is joining Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as its new Head of BSO Participate at the end of the year. Currently Senior Producer/Head of Engagement at The Albany, she previously spent...
Arts People
Assistant Content Producer at the BBC and freelance writer JUNIOR AKINOLA has joined Contact Theatre as its new Chair. He will work alongside the current Chair STEVEN LINDSAY for a 6-month handover...
Arts People
TOKS DADA is joining the Southbank Centre as Head of Classical Music from next month. He is leaving Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham where he is currently Classical Programme Manager.
Arts People
Director of the BBC Philharmonic, SIMON WEBB is succeeding GAVIN REID, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as Chair of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO). Also leaving the...
News
A new study warns the sector faces a unique battle against "the double consequences of Brexit and Covid-19", with communities in need of cultural funding most at risk.
News
A Creative Manifesto has been published to explain how Cornwall will define and strengthen its position as a leading rural creative economy over the next five years. Drawn up by Cornwall Council, the...
News
Croydon is still developing the cultural showcase despite an order against non-essential spending, a review over alleged financial mismanagement, and a £67m deficit.
News
The economic value of music industries reached a £5.8bn high in 2019. Then the "hammer blow" happened.
News
A Community Interest Company (CIC) has bought the former arts college from Loughborough University and will be providing workspaces for local creative businesses, with the first tenants expected to...
News
The Science Museum Group’s (SMG) new Sustainability Policy has made a commitment to “working with funders who, like us, are also on a journey to decarbonize”. They aim to become the...
News
Ambitions to increase the number of creators of colour have been raised amid improvements in the incidence and portrayal of Black, Asian and ethnic minority characters.
Opinion
Amanda Parker shares her parting words as Editor of ArtsProfessional.
Feature
Susan Jones says freelance artists carry a unique economic burden that has left them vulnerable to the vicissitudes of Covid-19. An answer lies in a funding model that doesn’t take their livelihoods for granted.
Feature
Rishi Sunak said hard hit workforces like the arts may have to retrain to adapt to the new economy. Sara Whybrew counters that the new economy means we must adapt our approach to training.
News
A new online platform is setting out to deliver direct sources of funding for the creative work of today’s composers. The initiative has been speaheaded by philanthropist and composer...
News
Ticketing giant Ticketmaster has been fined £1.25m by the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK for having inadequate security measures to protect its customer's data. The data...
Feature
Big brands and advertisers are cottoning on to the marketing potential of street art. What does that mean for the artists? Timothy Watkins unpacks the legal issues.
Feature
What the new importance of digital in arts and culture has shown most clearly is that now is the time to reinvent – not reinstate – the sector’s role in society, writes Samantha Lindley.
Feature
Lucie Andersen-Wood explains how this year’s festivals have combined oral tradition with broadcasting – and given performers a new home.
News
The European Parliament and the European Council are proposing a budget of €2.8bn to support the cultural field. Intense lobbying has led to this top-up of almost €600m on the...
News
Three organisations will share £1.27m in grants from Freelands Foundation to respond to the lack of diversity within the UK art sector. Iniva in London, Nottingham-based New Art Exchange and...
News
A national arts charity has criticised threats to revoke funding to museums, saying 60% already fear they won't survive the pandemic.

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