Drawing on interviews with UK-based arts professionals, Kristina Kolbe assesses the impact of austerity politics and privatisation on the sector.
Pricing strategies that saw the West End play Cock charge up to £400 a seat last week risk alienating an entire generation of audiences, writes Carl Woodward.
Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend. Writing ahead of the event, Catherine Baker said a victory for them would not be just a sympathy vote.
A Japanese concert pianist has turned his orchestra into a publicly traded company, fit with a two-tier subscription model. Go Onomitsu and Erica Yokoyama report.
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Wales’ first National Plan for Music Education sees funding for music provision trebled, to ensure all children get the opportunity to learn.
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A campus offering creative education for neurodivergent students is opening at Birmingham’s Aston Hall. The new facility will see students of Pinc College undertake classes in art, digital...
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DCMS is extending its UK Global Screen Fund for three years with an additional £21m of funding. Designed to boost international development and distribution opportunities post-Brexit, the...
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This year’s National Day of Arts in Care Homes will take place on 24 September, The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) has confirmed. The annual event, now in its fourth year,...
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More than 100 UK music festivals have made a pledge to tackle sexual violence by creating a safe environment for audiences, performers, and staff. Parklife, Latitude and Boardmasters are among the...
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The UK’s first theatrical diner is coming to London’s Shaftesbury Avenue. The Theatre Cafe Diner, where trained singers will wait on guests and perform musical theatre classics, is due...
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Results from the assessment will determine the allocation of around £2bn in annual government funding.
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The programme, aimed at transforming digital and physical infrastructure, is penned as a way to put culture at the forefront of local regeneration.
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A spokesperson for West End play Cock says “dynamic pricing” caused tickets to be priced at up to £400. The show came under fire earlier this week after tickets were priced as...
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Plymouth museum The Box was one of 12 museums to be recognised in this year’s European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA). The awards, which were held in Tartu, Estonia, are Europe’s...
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The Museums Association (MA) has launched a charter to improve working conditions for front of house museum staff. Created in conjunction with campaign group Front of House Museums, the charter...
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Performance arts workers are more likely to experience poor mental health than their peers, according to a global scoping review published by Equity. Led by Dr Lucie Clements, the review spans 111...
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London-based Czech and Slovak language school Okénko is hosting an online auction of artworks to raise money for Ukraine. The week long auction, co-hosted by artists Tereza Bušková and Lucie...
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SHAWAB IQBAL will become Leeds Playhouse’s Executive Director in October. Currently Gate Theatre London’s Executive Director and Chief Executive, Iqbal also sits on Arts Council...
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Artichoke has appointed five new trustees to its board. They include World Cities Culture Forum Director of Partnerships LAIA GASCH, sculptor, disability rights activist and arts administrator...
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BIBI HILTON will become Creative Access’ Chief Executive in September. Currently the organisation’s director of communications, Hilton was formally managing director of PR agency Golin...
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DCMS Minister NADINE DORRIES has appointed two new BFI governors. Games industry pioneer ROMANA RAMZAN is the new BFI Scotland Governor and lawyer ANWEN GRIFFITHS is the new BFI Wales...
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A course teaching stand-up comedy skills to people suffering from mental illness, postnatal depression, anxiety and PTSD is being socially prescribed by the NHS. Comedy On Referral, which...
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What we used to think of as ‘contingency planning’ is now just planning, says Patrick Towell. That is what it means to be ‘dynamic’.
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There is long-standing dissatisfaction with how the value of arts and culture has been discussed in policy making. Patrycja Kaszynska explains why the ‘capitals’ framework and the notion of ‘enabling assets’ might help. 
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By making the most of digital technologies and creative media, libraries can be part of new ways for people to connect and share. Zillah Watson explains how virtual reality (VR) can expand horizons.

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