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Music industry workers are putting their health and safety at risk over fear of negative reactions and damaging their career prospects.
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A decline in group bookings - mostly from schools - is driving a loss in income that is expected to hit smaller producers hardest.
Arts People
Arts Council England has announced two new appointments to its South West Area Council: STEPHEN LIGHTBOWN and NATALIE ADAMS. Lightbown is a Bristol-based poet who has spoken at festivals...
Arts People
London based arts and education charity Culture& has announced ANGELA BILLINGS as its new Strategic Development Manager. Billings has spent over a decade working in the charity sector,...
Arts People
PATRICK DILLON has been named Interim Chair of the Theatres Trust.  Noted as a theatre architect, author and broadcaster, Dillon has published nine books, including one on the...
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More concrete plans to require certification at large events come as research indicates the policy could put people off getting vaccinated.
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The first iteration of the British Council's newest cultural exchange programme has begun. A UK-Australia season featuring theatre, film, visual arts, dance, music, literature,...
Arts People
The UK Dance Network has chosen FEARGHUS Ó CONCHÚIR as its new Independent Chair. He succeeds GREGORY NASH, who completes his term today (3 September). A choreographer and dance...
Arts People
Scotland's Capital Theatres has three new faces. CHARLOTTE DI CORPO joins Capital Theatres as Director of Development. She has more than 20 years' of fundraising experience in the...
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The Afhganistan National Institue of Music is believed to have closed. Established in 2010, the school is home to Zohra, the country's sole female orchestra. It performed at the British Museum...
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Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation says it will remove a statue of the London hospital's founder, Thomas Guy, to "a less prominent area" over his links to slavery....
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Trafalgar Entertainment has acquired Helen O'Grady Drama Academy, extending its empire further into children's drama. Trafalgar will run the business alongside Stagecoach Performing...
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After the turmoil of Covid-19, policymakers are taking interest in a new report that categorises creative freelancers based on their motivations - and what support will help them most.
Arts People
Orchestras Live has appointed SOOREE PILLAY as Regional Producer for the Midlands. The newly formed role will build on the organisation’s current portfolio of partners and projects...
Arts People
The Art House Wakefield has announced DAMON JACKSON-WALDOCK as its new Programme Director. Deputy Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for 11 years, Jackson-Waldock also worked as Creative...
Opinion
The fight for racially equitable funding in the creative industries is what drove Kevin Osborne to set up Create Equity. Here he argues the need for Black and White leaders to work together to make it happen.
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Academy Music Group (AMG) has acquired the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. The 3,000 capacity venue, set to become the 20th owned and operated by AMG across the UK, will be renamed 02 Academy Edinburgh...
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Scotland’s Labour and Conservative parties are calling on the Scottish and UK Governments to agree a new funding deal for Glasgow’s culture and leisure services. Scottish Labour leader...
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The UK's creative and cultural industries generated £150.4bn in 2019, according to new data. DCMS figures show the industries' value grew by 8.3% in the year from 2018, adding...
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Contact Theatre says it is focussed on putting young people at the forefront of its work after the challenges of the past year.
Opinion
The UK City of Culture is a DCMS success story by any standards. But, as Andrew Dixon explains, serious flaws in this year’s bidding process have been likened to “sitting an exam before you’ve read the syllabus”.
Feature
It’s been over a year since Arts Council England published its 10-year strategy, Let’s Create. Bethany Rex has been investigating how the strategy might translate into action.
Feature
The self employed, including freelancers, make up almost a third of the creative industries workforce - double the rate across the UK more broadly. So why, asks Nick Henry and Mary-Alice Stack, is their role and contribution so poorly understood?
Feature
In rural areas such as Cornwall, the pandemic has exacerbated loneliness, with vulnerable people losing their sense of community. Emmie Kell thinks museums can be part of the solution.
Ashifa Kassam speaks to the creator of an online interactive map that highlights female composers’ contribution to centuries of classical music.

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