Arts People
Using funding from the Arts Council and British Council’s Artists’ International Development Fund, Sheffield Theatres’ Chief Executive DAN BATES will take a short sabbatical from...
Arts People
STUART BURNS, who joined Orchestras for All (OFA) as Programme and General Manager in 2014 and was promoted to Head of Programmes and Operations in 2016, has been named the organisation’s new...
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Actor BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has been selected as the new president of LAMDA. He takes over from TIMOTHY WEST, who has been in the role for more than 30 years.
Arts People
English Touring Theatre has announced that ANDREW HUGHES joins the company as a Producer, having previously been Assistant to the Artistic Director at the Young Vic.
Arts People
In February, Istanbul Jazz Festival Director PELIN OPCIN will join Serious, producers of the EFG London Jazz Festival, as Director of Programming.
Arts People
Formerly Strategic Consultant at the Rugby Football League, ALEX BYARS will become Chief Operating Officer for Manchester International Festival (MIF) from the end of February, leading on business...
Arts People
PHILIP BERNAYS, Chief Executive of Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust, has been appointed Co-Chair of Dance Consortium. He replaces JOHN STALKER, who has served as Chair or Co-Chair for over 20 years.
Feature
Collaborative placemaking initiatives could be a much quicker route to regenerating coastal towns than waiting to win the city of culture crown, says Jason Jones-Hall.
Case study
A commitment to empowering young people has led Battersea Arts Centre and Manchester’s Contact theatre to get involved in board game design, bicycle maintenance and community fishing. Liz Moreton and Suzie Henderson tell the story.
News
The DCMS is seeking to draw the Government’s attention to culture’s impact on education, health and diversity, and create a new ‘joined up’ strategy.
Feature
Librarians in a London Borough have developed a more commercial mindset and the CEO of a crafts gallery is more confident to approach prospective funders, both as a result of the Prosper business support programme. Bethan Hall Williams explains.
News
Tate and National Museum Wales will participate in a new project bringing together artists, arts organisations and youth workers to improve outreach work.
The Government should scrap the English Baccalaureate, as current education policy is excluding state school pupils from the arts, writes Rufus Norris.
News
Mother House and Create London are piloting an affordable studio space in Barking and Dagenham, which offers childcare and space to work for women with children.
News
Leeds City Council said a celebration independent of the European Capital of Culture competition would have certain advantages, such as being free to include sport.
Live Nation has settled its ongoing litigation with ticket seller Songkick, handing over $110m in the process. Forced to air dirty laundry and sack key executives, why did the ticket giant wait so long to do so, asks Sean Burns.
News
The technology company’s Arts and Culture App can analyse a picture of a face and match it with a work by painters including Van Gogh and Rembrandt. But the system has faced a backlash over...
It’s time for a radical reimagining in ballet to give female dancers dominion over their own bodies, argues Theresa Ruth Howard.
News
Art dealer Anthony d’Offay, who created the Artists Rooms project after selling his £125m collection to Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland for just £28m in 2008, is facing...
News
A judge-led charity tribunal will examine whether it is right that Royal Albert Hall trustees who own seats at the venue – which 19 of the 25 board members do – can profit from selling...
News
Gordon Back, Artistic Director of the prestigious Menuhin Competition, has criticised the UK’s ‘all-round’ approach to education after British violinists failed to make the 44-...
News
Group singing is more effective than creative play at tackling depressive symptoms, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
News
Neropa, a system that helps theatre, film and TV-makers assess which roles in a script could be played by men or women, will be launched next week.
News
An impact analysis commissioned by London's mayor shows the country could lose up to £3.3bn in growth by 2030 if no long-term or transitional deal is put in place.
News
The PISA test, traditionally used to compare literacy and numeracy around the globe, will measure creativity in recognition that these skills cannot be automated.

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