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The increased spending may not indicate increased investment, as councils are forced to compensate for income lost during Covid-19.
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Audiences appear to be building confidence in attending live events, according to a survey by cultural consultants Indigo. The Culture Restart Experience Survey gathered responses from audiences...
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The Welsh Government’s Transformation Capital Grant for 2022 to 2023 is open for expressions of interest. Aimed at local museums, archives and libraries across Wales, eight facilities...
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DfE has resurrected the long-delayed plan as industry and researchers warn music A-levels could disappear from some regions by 2033.
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Manchester International Festival Creative Director MARK BALL is the new Artistic Director at the Southbank Centre. Reporting to CEO ELAINE BEDELL, Ball will deliver the centre'...
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HOLLY RACE ROUGHAN will be the first female Artistic Director of Headlong. The theatre company this week announced the appointment of the director and producer, who co-created Signal Fires, a...
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DR STEPHEN FELMINGHAM has been promoted to the position of Academic Dean at Plymouth College of Art. Previously Head of School of Critical and Cultural Studies, Felmingham will take over...
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The University of Oxford's music faculty has appointed ROSALIND VENTRIS as its new Director of Performance and Performance Studies. A viola player, Ventris has enjoyed an...
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A "pivotal" £460,000 contribution has given new energy to a festival marking the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian's Wall. North of Tyne Combined Authority committed the...
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An £80,000 programme will help Northern Irish artists to develop the digital skills they need under Covid-19. Individuals working across all art forms can apply for up to £10,000 from...
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The project has highlighted a race to the bottom on freelancers' fees as artists share their "incredibly bad experiences".
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International theatre company Cheek By Jowl has appointed AJAY CHOWDHURY and CATRIN GRIFFITHS to its board of directors. Chowdhury has a history in tech entrepreneurialism as a...
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STEFAN KALMAR is leaving the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London after five years at the helm. Kalmar, who believes top roles at museums should be fixed tenures, is the institution...
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A new consortium has been awarded £1.18m to support the future of visuals arts in the West of England. The West of England Visual Arts Alliance's vision is to make the local...
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Wirral Council has cancelled all performances at New Brighton's Floral Pavilion until the end of September. The theatre was scheduled to open its doors in August but concerns...
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Manchester Museum has announced a temporary closure to complete the final phase of its £13.5m restoration project. The hello future project will build a two-storey extension with...
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Tunbridge Wells' Trinity Theatre has named SEAN TURNER as its new Artistic Director. Turner is Associate Director on The Play That Goes Wrong and will direct his first production at...
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The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh has named TARI LANG as its new Chair. Lang will succeed SHONAIG MACPHERSON, who has spent nearly nine years in the post. She was previously CEO of...
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PAUL BAUMANN is to become Chair of Academy of Ancient Music’s board of trustees from next month. A board member since June 2018, Baumann is a former Chief Financial Officer of NHS England...
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Arts Council England celebrated its 75th anniversary on Monday (August 9) and the impact of public arts funding on careers, communities and creativity. "Over the last 75 years we have...
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Edinburgh risks losing its world heritage status if the "festivalisation" of the city continues. Heritage watchdog The Cockburn Association has warned the events industry has...
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£150m is available to previous grantees only, with a special sustainability programme for the highest-funded applicants.
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There have been "beneficial changes" to D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people’s engagement with museums during Covid-19. A new report found almost all the 170...
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Belfast’s Custom House Square is incentivising the public to attend its vaccination pop up centre with free tickets to future events. The first 50 people to receive their first dose on...
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Boris Johnson is facing criticism after almost £100,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on new art for Downing Street. An unnamed painting by Cathy Wilkes was bought for...

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