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Paul Fleming, Equity’s Industrial Organiser for Theatre, said Arts Council England was not always challenging instances of low pay on projects it funds, despite this being a condition of the...
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Director Fergus Linehan said growing numbers of performers were asking to be paid in dollars or euros as the UK currency plunges in value. In November, the organisers decided to lock £1m into a...
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The Barbican has announced LOUISE JEFFREYS is stepping down as Artistic Director at the end of 2019. She joined the Barbican as Head of Theatre and Arts Projects in 1999, establishing and developing...
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HANNAH HARRIS has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Plymouth Culture. She joins from Plymouth College of Art where, as Director of Development, she initiated numerous partnership projects...
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Welsh language theatre company Frân Wen has announced GETHIN EVANS as its new Artistic Director. Evans, currently joint Artistic Director of Cardiff based theatre company Cwmni Pluen Company,...
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North East arts organisation Helix Arts has announced SCOTT BURRELL as its new Director. He returns to the North East after three years working with artists and communities in London as Curator of...
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Former Director of The Florence Trust PAUL BAYLEY joins Acme as its Head of Residencies and Awards after leading the trust for 15 years. He will be responsible for leading the future vision of Acme...
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STEPHEN NEWBOULD, former Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, is the new Consultant Music Advisor at Music Theatre Wales. He will focus on working with the...
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Waltham Forest has backtracked on an offer of £35k funding for a festival whose legacy formed part of the evidence used to support the council’s winning bid.
In a society where cross dressing draws condemnation and violence, Chinese drag queens have found a safe niche play acting as traditional opera stars, The Economist reports.
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Women earn on average just 40% of what men working at Edinburgh Fringe get, despite "dominating" almost every sector of the festival, according to new research from activist theatre...
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Researchers and fundraisers are looking to pilot new models for encouraging financial support to Black-led arts organisations.
A medical receptionist in Seattle became an theatre fanatic overnight when she and 200 others were offered free tickets, Brendan Kiley writes. Now other companies are trying to replicate that success - but at what cost?
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The Box is being renovated ahead of the UK City of Culture 2021 to add a moveable stage, theatre lighting and seating for up to 250 people. Coventry City Councillor Jim O'Boyle said the...
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Interviews and consultations found “perceptual and systematic barriers to attracting and recruiting the best talent” at Arts Council England amid a belief that new employees have joined “the dark side”.
Out of 13 new commissions for this year's BBC Proms, just two are by black composers. Chi-Chi Nwanoku says "bolder moves" are needed for diversity in classical music to catch up with other creative industries.
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A contractor leading the project has promised the redevelopment, initially budgeted at £4m, will be delivered on time and on budget. Stockton councillors have expressed concerns about the...
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Boris Johnson's Government has announced £2.1bn more to support planning for a no-deal Brexit - but what will its attitude towards the arts be? We consider how the former London mayoral team might approach cultural policy.
"The idea of moral purity in the arts is a fantasy," Sebastian Smee writes. What can protests against corporate money funding museums and galleries achieve? And what else can activists do to change the status quo?
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Online arts magazines Shortcom and The Mumble were demanding cash for reviews of shows. The Edinburgh Fringe Society said the publishers' approach discriminated against performing arts...
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A new report finds skills shortages in the sector are likely to be deepened by “a lowering of workforce quality” if EU workers are forced to leave the UK after Brexit.
Smaller festivals offer lesser known acts a chance to reach new audiences and give audiences a family-friendly local experience. Michael Hann looks at their role in the UK's music ecosystem.
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Dawn Fidler and Jenna Sabine celebrated the opening of Monkton Arts in Ryde on Sunday. The pair had been displaying and selling local artists' work in their cafe and wanted bigger premises in the...
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In last week’s ArtsProfessional we published an article covering the DCMS Committee’s report on the UK’s First World War centenary programme. We’d like to make clear that...
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CASSIE CHADDERTON is to step down as Head of industry body UK Theatre after less than four years in post to become the first Chief Executive of World Book Day. Chadderton, 44, said she was “...

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