RWCMD announces new Principal

Helena Gaunt
19 Apr 2018

Professor HELENA GAUNT, currently Vice Principal and Director of Innovation at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, has been appointed as the new Principal at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama She will take over f

artsdepot appoints Director of Programming

Photo of Louisa Bartlett Pestell
19 Apr 2018

LOUISA BARTLETT-PESTELL will join artsdepot as Director of Programming in June, leaving the Southbank Centre where she has been programming performances, projects and festival activities.

Music Theatre Wales appoints new Chair

Photo of Christine Bradwell
19 Apr 2018

CHRISTINE BRADWELL has been appointed Chair of contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales, succeeding GERAINT DAVIES CBE, who has stepped down after eleven years.

Black moves to WHALE Arts

Leah Black
19 Apr 2018

LEAH BLACK has left Creative Scotland, where she was a Creative Industries Officer with a specialism in craft, to join community-led arts charity and social enterprise WHALE Arts in Edinburgh as their new Chief Executive.

Ó Conchúir joins NDC Wales as Artistic Director

13 Apr 2018

National Dance Company Wales has appointed FEARGHUS Ó CONCHÚIR as Artistic Director from September.

Murphy leaves Southbank Sinfonia for RPS

Photo of James Murphy
13 Apr 2018

The new Chief Executive of the Royal Philharmonic Society will be JAMES MURPHY, currently Managing Director of Southbank Sinfonia. He takes over from ROSEMARY JOHNSON who is stepping down after twenty years.

Trustee changes for Band on the Wall

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13 Apr 2018

STEPHEN SORRELL, Director of Northgate Investment Management and trustee of HOME, has been announced as the new Chair of Trustees for Inner City Music Ltd, the charity that owns and operates Manchester’s Band on the Wall. 

Ireson appointed at Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

13 Apr 2018

NANCY IRESON, Curator of International Art at Tate Modern since 2015, has been appointed as the Deputy Director for collections and exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator for The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

Millar leaves Arts Council for BBC

13 Apr 2018

ALISON MILLAR, Communications Officer at Arts Council England, is leaving after four years to work as a publicist within BBC Arts.

Changes at the Family Arts Campaign

13 Apr 2018

ANNA DEVER has taken on the role of Campaign Manager for the Family Arts Campaign as it becomes an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation. She joins from BookTrust, where she managed national schools programmes.

Wright to succeed McGowan at Newhampton Arts Centre

Trevellyan Wright
13 Apr 2018

TREVELYAN WRIGHT is joining Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, as the new CEO.

New Programme Director at Dance4

Hannah Sharpe
13 Apr 2018

HANNAH SHARPE will join Dance4 as Programme Director in May.

Barlow to step down at Buxton Festival

13 Apr 2018

STEPHEN BARLOW, Artistic Director of Buxton International Festival since 2011, will be leaving in July, following the 2018 Festival.

Early becomes Director Emeritus at Theatre Peckham

Teresa Early and Theatre Peckham
13 Apr 2018

TERESA EARLY, founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Peckham, which specialises in offering accessible professional training and opportunities to young Londoners, is to step down after 33 years.

Crow moves to Hull New Theatre

Photo of Rachel Crow
13 Apr 2018

RACHEL CROW is the new PR Officer at Hull New Theatre in East Yorkshire.

Taylor takes marketing role at Bee in the City

13 Apr 2018

VICKI TAYLOR is leaving Hull Truck Theatre, where she has been Press Officer for the past three years, to become the new Marketing and Communications Executive for Bee in the City in Manchester, a public sculpture trail.

Richard Alston to leave The Place

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06 Apr 2018

Artistic Director of London’s The Place, RICHARD ALSTON, is stepping down after 24 years to concentrate on his own dance company.

Artsadmin appoints new Executive Director

Photo of Deborah Chadbourn
06 Apr 2018

Artsadmin has appointed DEBORAH CHADBOURN as its new Executive Director, succeeding GILL LLOYD who steps down after 33 years.

Sarah James to lead Arts Development Company

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06 Apr 2018

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 Director.

Martin and Stainton go it alone

06 Apr 2018

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.

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