Ryan Hughes, Director of the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, examines the next UK City of Culture’s galleries, its studio provision, and anticipated exhibitions.
‘Outreach’ work can often re-enforce inequality by reflecting the worst of a person’s lived experience back at them, warns Nathan Lucky Wood.
Arts People
After nine years in post, ROBERT SANDERSON will retire from his role as Managing Director at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall at the end of April 2018.
Arts People
Currently Director of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, CLAIRE MERA-NELSON has been appointed Director Music and London at Arts Council England. She will take up post from...
Arts People
PETE NICHOLS, formerly a producer of television and live arts events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012, has joined Greenwich+Docklands Festivals in the role of Festivals Producer. He...
Arts People
SIMON DAYKIN has taken up a new role as the first General Manager of Wells Maltings, joining in September 2017 following positions including Executive Director of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. He...
Arts People
Formerly Director of Development at Lyric Hammersmith, LYNDEL HARRISON has taken up a post as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)....
Arts People
Freelance director JOE DOUGLAS, who was Associate Artistic Director at Dundee Rep and is Co-Artistic Director of Utter, has been named the new Artistic Director of Newcastle’s Live Theatre.
Arts People
Director of Stage Electrics ADAM BLAXILL, who joined the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) board in 2012, has been elected Chair. He takes over from ED PAGETT who has served as...
Arts People
NATALIE USHER, the Director of Screen at Creative Scotland since 2014, has announced plans to step down ahead of the opening of a new screen unit.
Arts People
After 33 years at Artsadmin, Co-Director GILL LLOYD will be stepping down at the end of June 2018. She will continue to work on Artsadmin’s archive on a part-time basis until December. In...
Feature
Urban music is an economic success story, but music education is not serving the young creators of this work, many of whom come from diverse and working-class backgrounds, warns Pamela McCormick.
Feature
Tax relief has enabled many theatre companies to take creative risks and invest more in productions without the fear of financial loss. Margot Madin explains how.
News
New Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has sought to reassure creative industries workers about his commitment to protecting the rights of EU citizens in the UK.
News
Eden International Productions has gone into administration following the collapse of its show Heaven on Earth, which was scheduled to tour arenas around the UK for five months. A combined £2....
Arts People
Matt Hancock, previously Minister for Digital at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has been named the Government’s new Culture Secretary. He replaces Karen Bradley,...
News
The national funder is concerned by low income for writers and a lack of diversity in the sector, and has pledged more support for authors, publishers and independent bookshops.
News
Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities has agreed to grant £350k to the Orchestra and £275k to the MAC following emergency funding pleas made in December.
News
Almost £20m collected from bank accounts that have been dormant for 15 years is available for charitable causes in Northern Ireland – including the arts – but the lack of an...
Children are reaching 10 and 11 with no confidence in their ability to draw or experiment with music – and the narrow curriculum is the culprit, argues the Guardian’s ‘Secret Teacher’.
News
An independent charitable trust has been given the go-ahead to run the Canterbury theatre, which will be chaired by former Artistic Director of Chichester Theatre Jonathan Church. The move is...
News
Shadow Arts Minister Kevin Brennan has called for a change in policy after research by Labour found almost three-quarters of the artworks acquired by the Government in recent years were by men.
News
The Zabludowicz Collection will open a room in mid-January dedicated to video, film and virtual reality, encouraging artists to create new work in the medium.
Case study
A heritage project celebrating stories from LGBTQ+ young people in Brighton has resulted in a digital archive, as well as new photographic work. Juliette Buss explains why the project has been so special for everyone involved. 
Case study
Despite not teaching the arts, the University of Bath has always embraced creativity. Jamie Eastman explains how its new arts centre has become a hub of innovation for scientists and engineers, as well as artists. 

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