Artist Sonia Boué challenges a recent blog advising disabled artists on getting an exhibition, saying the tone is a “worrying sign that autistic artists are still not visible in disability arts”.
The BBC meets artist Pete McKee, who recently gave away artworks in exchange for food bank donations and says that the art establishment doesn’t “like the masses liking work”.
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Many children steer well clear of opera, but the artform has allowed primary school pupils in Norfolk to discover new heights of confidence and creativity. Genevieve Raghu explains how.
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Clare Edwards argues that commercial organisations can extend access to music education - without compromising on quality.
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A project in three Manchester secondary schools engaged students in discussions about mental health and enabled them to develop their own creative responses through dance and movement. Kevin Edward Turner tells the story.
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A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.
Behind the glamour, the arts sector can be tough, demanding and challenging to mental health. We need new protections and rights for performers, writes Luciana Berger, president of the Labour Mental Health Campaign.
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The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments produced the guidelines, aimed at teaching staff, visiting speakers, students and administrative staff, in response to a number of allegations...
Working class actors have long struggled to break into theatre – but who is to blame, asks Vanessa Thorpe.
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Gray, who was issued with a formal written warning two weeks ago over claims of inappropriate behaviour, has left his role as Artistic Director of the company with immediate effect. Actors Touring...
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The school’s Director, Tom Inns, told the Guardian it is “critically important” for the city and for the institution that the building “comes back as the Mackintosh building...
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Political deadlock has led to the current strategy being extended for a year.
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Arts and museum attendance are higher predictors of Remain voting than arts participation and library usage, both of which are less associated with voting to stay in the European Union.
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Matt Hancock’s promotion to Health Secretary means the lead role at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is now filled by the former Attorney General with a taste for James Bond films.
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A new cultural curriculum in Bristol aims to reverse the decline in arts education. Phil Castang explains how the creative arts can enrich the teaching of STEM subjects.
Jon Pratty reports on a plan to create a town-scale digital arts network across Hastings, as a way of tackling high levels of deprivation and homelessness in the area.
An actor’s recent outrage at audience members for watching the World Cup on their phones during a performance was uncalled for – actors should earn an audience’s attention, rather than expect it, writes Rebecca Nicholson.
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The Art Fund’s annual prize was awarded to the Cornwall-based gallery last week, which was praised for its “deeply intelligent and breathtakingly beautiful” extension that opened...
Arts People
Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, ORLA O’LOUGHLIN, has been appointed as Vice Principal and Director of Drama at the Guildhall School of Music and...
Arts People
The new Chair of English National Ballet’s board of trustees is SIR ROGER CARR, who is also Chair of BAE Systems, the arms manufacturer that recently withdrew as a sponsor of the Great...
Arts People
After 12 years of leadership, Artistic Director and CEO of HighTide theatre company STEVEN ATKINSON is moving on. His programming will conclude with HighTide Festival Walthamstow in September 2019,...
Arts People
Former barrister and currently Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes at University College London, TONYA NELSON, has been appointed as a trustee of the National Gallery. She is joined by MOLLY...
Arts People
CATHERINE HEMELRYK, Artistic Director of NN contemporary art space in Northampton, will join the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry in August. MATT PARKER, who led the organisation from...
Arts People
Rambert’s Music Director, PAUL HOSKINS, has been appointed as the new Director of Music at The Purcell School.
Arts People
CEO of Bristol Music Trust LOUISE MITCHELL will begin a four-year term on Arts Council England’s South West Council in September.

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