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A public consultation to inform the national funder’s upcoming ten-year strategy calls for action on the environment and reform to ensure arts careers remain sustainable.
Complaints about the cost of a special exhibition at the National Gallery are misguided. We should instead ask whether cultural institutions do enough to attract anyone other than tourists and the affluent middle classes, writes Stephanie Dieckvoss.
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Kirklees Labour has promised to invest up to £45m in arts and culture in Huddersfield town centre, including the art gallery, the library and new art installations.
From issue 313 Feature
How can we make the arts an everyday experience for everyone? Michael Eades explains why he believes in the power of grassroots arts.
From issue 313 Opinion
What – or who – needs to change to achieve cultural democracy and how can we remove the tension between official and everyday culture, asks Martin Cox.
From issue 313 Case study
Why would a cultural venue install a swimming pool? Alexia Jacques Casanova charts the evolution of inclusive and participatory practice in museums and shares advice from Bozar in Brussels.
From issue 313 Case study
Artists need special skills to deliver projects in community settings, including care homes and schools. Evan Dawson explains how Live Music Now supports musicians.
From issue 313 Case study
Presenting theatre in pubs and social clubs can help breathe life into communities and engage non-arts audiences. Rod Dixon explains how Red Ladder has created a touring model dependent on local promoters.
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The Society of London Theatre is reviewing its process for including names in the ‘In Memoriam’ section of its Olivier Awards ceremony after unintentionally omitting the theatre...
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The new name, which reflects its home in the London suburb of Kilburn, will mark the reopening of the theatre following a two-year, £5.5m redevelopment programme.
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Unions have warned that new government funding for the most talented young musicians, dancers and actors will do nothing to address the needs of the majority of pupils, as arts subjects are squeezed...
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Composer and sound artist Richy Carey will work with community groups and choirs in the city, supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.
Gavin Barlow, Artistic Director and CEO of the Albany, makes five public pledges for the venue in its push to support artists.
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The National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers, set up in 2007 and funded by Arts Council England until 2012, has closed. Its website, which shares guidance on running studios and...
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Shadow Culture Secretary Tom Watson has written to leading drama schools, which charge up to £80 per audition, stressing the fees are a “barrier to access” for students from poorer...
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Plans to open Hebridean arts centre An Lanntair seven days a week have been criticised by more than 250 residents on the Isle of Lewis, who state the change would lead to “further erosion of...
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The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) accused Daily Mail writer Quentin Letts of a “blatantly racist attitude” after he suggested an actor in an RSC production was only cast because he is...
Arts People
Artistic Director of London’s The Place, RICHARD ALSTON, is stepping down after 24 years to concentrate on his own dance company.
Arts People
Artsadmin has appointed DEBORAH CHADBOURN as its new Executive Director, succeeding GILL LLOYD who steps down after 33 years. Chadbourn joins the organisation from Music in the Round in Sheffield,...
Arts People
The new Chief Executive of the Dorchester-based Arts Development Company is SARAH JAMES. Former Deputy Director of Situations Trust, James joins from the Architecture Centre in Bristol, where she was...
Arts People
MARI MARTIN, most recently Head of Arts and Events at Norfolk County Council, and NICKY STAINTON, former CEO of Creative Arts East, have joined forces to set up an arts consultancy firm.
Arts People
Serendipity, the diversity-led arts organisation in Leicester, has appointed composer SAM WARREN as its new Creative Development Manager. He is joined by COURTNEY BEADLE, who takes on the role of...
Arts People
The Editor of the Financial Times, LIONEL BARBER, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Tate galleries.
Arts People
DAVID JOHNSON, who until recently was Head of Development at the Albany in Deptford, has been appointed as Head of Programme at Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, as it becomes a Sector Support...
Arts People
The new Chair of the Board for Birmingham Royal Ballet is SIR DAVID NORMINGTON, who was a civil servant for 37 years and is now a governor of the Royal Ballet, Chair of the Governing Council at...

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