Why does Europe’s first majority black and multi-ethnic orchestra need to exist? And how can new audiences for classical music be built? Jacqui Cheng meets Chineke! Founder Chi-chi Nwanoku and bassoonist Linton Stephens.
Case study
Liz Moreton explains why Battersea Arts Centre has taken the unusual step of opening up a new space for start-up businesses.
Feature
Schemes aimed at generating loyalty need to do more than offer simple discounts. Francesca Di Nuzzo looks to airline loyalty programmes for inspiration.
Feature
Over 25 years the role of cultural marketers has expanded, but the focus remains on audience relationships. Cath Hume examines the changes and challenges.
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What does climate change mean to the generation it will impact most? Brad McCormick explains how primary schoolchildren have been working with climate scientists to develop their own play.
News
La Scala’s decision to appoint the current Saudi Arabian Culture Minister to the board has been described by some board members as “unscrupulous”. The venue’s Chief Executive...
News
Selladoor Worldwide will take over the venue following the financial collapse of the previous owners, Performance Art Ventures CIC. It will open in September under the new name of Peterborough New...
Felix Barrett, Creative Director of Punchdrunk theatre company, tells Alysia Judge how his work is increasingly inspired by the non-linear structure of video games.
Gemma Handy visits a dance school in Haiti that is giving children in the poorest country in the Americas a new skill and a sense of belonging.
News
The Drum intercultural arts centre in Aston is among the venues Birmingham City Council has sold off as it seeks to address budget cuts and pay for a swathe of redundancies, an investigation by the...
News
Aberdeen Arts Centre, Peacock Visual Arts and the Look Again and Sound festivals are among those warning that the City Council’s planned budget cuts – which would mean some organisations...
Arts People
DANIEL BAILEY is leaving Birmingham Repertory Theatre to replace OMAR ELERIAN as Associate Director at the Bush Theatre. He originally joined The REP as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director...
Arts People
Operations Director for the Nimax group of West End theatres, JAMES HEATON is leaving to join Woolwich Creative District Trust as CEO in August. Prior to his role at Nimax, he spent seven years at...
Arts People
After 21 years with the Royal Exchange Theatre, the last five of which as sole Artistic Director, SARAH FRANKCOM is leaving to take up the post of Director at drama school LAMDA in November....
Arts People
BECKY WEST is the new Regional Producer – North for Orchestras Live. She has previously worked for the Association of British Orchestras, Trinity College of Music’s Junior department, and...
Arts People
Directors STEVE HEAP and LIOUX HEAP are to retire after the 2019 Towersey festival. Steve Heap first attended Towersey in 1966 as a performer, before taking on roles including Steward’s...
Arts People
LOSAL CHIODAK is the new Genesis Young Curator for Create London, a role supported by the Genesis Foundation. During the year-long position he will spend three days a week working with Create and for...
Arts People
Cornwall based theatre company, WildWorks, has announced EMMA HOGG as the company’s Executive Director. The former Programme Producer for Eden Project joined WildWorks in 2014.
Arts People
Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, WAYNE MCGREGOR, has been appointed as the new Vice President of Elmhurst Ballet School. The...
Arts People
The new music endowment fund for Wales, Anthem, has announced seven new members. BEATE DEGAN, DAN O’GORMAN, ERIC MARTIN, MARK HILL, MICHAEL PUGH, SUE GRIFFIN, and TOKS DADA have joined the...
Arts People
Five members have been appointed to the board of trustees at Colston Hall: PAT CONNOR, Director of BBC South West and the BBC’s Head of Development & Events; TONY CHERRY, partner at DAC...
Arts People
The British Arts Festivals Association has appointed SONIA STEVENSON, Director and Founder of St Andrews Voices Festival, as its youngest ever Chair. FIONA GOH, freelance arts consultant, producer,...
News
The case, expected to be the first of many such legal challenges to public sector bodies, has been described as a ‘wake-up call’.
News
The head teacher of a primary school in Basildon, Essex, which has been playing classical music in the school dining room, has dismissed press reports of parents’ objecting to the move, saying...
News
The families of the three artists have warned of the “dangerous risks this art form brings” and urged others to “keep your creativity alive — but don’t risk your lives...

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