'Inclusivity' seems to function more as a code word marking theatre insiders than as a principle towards which concrete advances are made, says Sarah Ditum. So could a "wave of creative destruction" be just what it needs?
More complex, more sophisticated stories and representations of disabled people need to replace the simplistic, outdated and cliched tropes that have been consistently rewarded at the Oscars, says Magda Romanska.
Covid and Black Lives Matter mean the ballet world can no longer use the excuse of tradition or formalities to keep certain people out. It's time to reimagine the future and address questions of accessibility, says Misty Copeland.
Being imprisoned for her art didn't stop Zehra Doğan from creating new work from her cell. Bethan McKernan reports on the story behind the artworks smuggled out of a Turkish jail and now being exhibited in Istanbul.
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A £2.75m Events Recovery Fund, backed by the Scottish Government, is aimed at helping organisers meet the extra reopening costs of staging events safely and rebuilding confidence among...
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Global online retailer Amazon has chosen the plight of the arts to be at the heart of its first ever “emotional Christmas blockbuster” advertising campaign, similar to those presented...
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Plans to restore a derelict theatre in Gloucester have been revived after an initial offer by Gloucester Arts Council for a 99-year lease on the building fell through. A fresh offer has been made,...
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BBC Arts is marking the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act into law with a new commissioning strand to celebrate the work of disabled artists. D/deaf,...
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Online arts events must be made accessible to deaf and hearing impaired audiences as the second lockdown continues, a charity has urged. Stagetext provides captioning and live subtitling in...
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Stratford Circus Arts Centre will leave its home of nearly a decade later this month after losing a long-running battle against Newham Council. The local authority decided in February to change...
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Philanthropic giving to performing arts organisations has dropped off since a spike in April, new survey data suggests. Regular research by TRG Arts has revealed a higher level of donations early...
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A structure earmarked for demolition by Thanet council is to be turned into an outdoor art gallery and museum by The Stretch charity, which delivers arts projects with prisoners, ex-prisoners,...
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Creativity, compassion, collaboration and a tendency towards efficiency meant arts workers were highly responsive in a time of crisis, councils say.
From issue 339 Feature
The groups least likely to visit a gallery can curate shows the public wants – and that directors would never dream to create, writes James Green.
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The Cultural Recovery Commissioner advised organisations to "stop asking for stuff; tell us what you can do to help".
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Research England will bankroll the partnership between four regional universities and The Culture Capital Exchange following a successful pilot project.
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The funder refuses to say how many other grants are under investigation amid complaints it awarded Cultural Recovery Fund money to a dormant venue.
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A new music exam that focuses on students’ performance, lets them choose what to play and is 100% assessed online via video recordings has outstripped all expectations after almost 15,000...
A sculpture celebrating the life of philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft is "not a conventional heroic or heroinic likeness" - and that's upset quite a lot of people. Alexandra Topping reports.
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A new inquiry has been launched to consider Government policy that supports the survival and return of music festivals in 2021. The DCMS Committee has put out a call for evidence amid concerns the...
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Currently CEO/Director of New Art Exchange, SKINDER HUNDAL is joining the British Council early next month. He is also Executive Producer and co-Artistic Director of Nottingham Arts Mela, as well as...
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Creative Access has announced the appointment ZOÉ WHITLEY, Director of the Chisenhale Gallery, and AMEET SHAH, a Strategy Director and Management Consultant, as new Non-Executive Directors.  Two...
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Cape Town Opera has appointed MICHAEL HUNT as its new Artistic Director. His work in opera started as Staff Director at the English National Opera and he has gone on to direct new productions for...
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CLARE CALLAN joins People United as its Creative Programmes Producer, leaving her role as Season Producer at Free Word. Prior to this she was the Director of Programme and Communications at Tamasha,...
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Chief Executive of Aberdeen Performing Arts JANE SPIERS, Executive Director of Theatre Royal Wakefield KATIE TOWN, and Chartered Town Planner ANNIE HAMPSON have joined the board of trustees at the...

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