Job Ladder - Matt Griffiths

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21 Jun 2018

Matt Griffiths reveals how his career progressed from freelance percussionist to Chief Executive of Youth Music.

New CEO at Dance Base

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14 Dec 2018

EMMA STEWART-JONES will be joining Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, as Chief Executive. Her new role will start in February next year, following five years at Creative Scotland.

Goan to succeed Knight at Artsadmin

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14 Dec 2018

The new Artistic Director of Artsadmin will be RÓISE GOAN.

Pouffer confirmed to lead Rambert

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14 Dec 2018

Previously Artistic Director of New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, dance artist BENOIT SWAN POUFFER has been appointed Artistic Director of Rambert.

New leadership at South East Dance

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14 Dec 2018

RACHEL GIBSON, formerly Interim Director Dance Strategy at Arts Council England and Interim Executive Director at English National Ballet School, has been appointed Executive Director of South East Dance.

Dance critic steps down

14 Dec 2018

After 14 years in post, LUKE JENNINGS has announced he will be leaving his role as dance critic at The Observer.

Federation of Scottish Theatre appoints co-Chairs

14 Dec 2018

The Federation of Scottish Theatre has appointed co-Chairs of the board.

Ballet Black selects new Chair

14 Dec 2018

ALTHEA EFUNSHILE, previously Deputy Chief Executive of Arts Council England, has been appointed as Ballet Black’s new Chair.

Rogers to step down

07 Dec 2018

After 17 years as Executive Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, STUART ROGERS has announced he will leave the organisation in 2019.

Das to direct HighTide

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07 Dec 2018

The current Associate Director of the Curve in Leicester, SUBA DAS, been appointed Artistic Director of HighTide.

Findlay joins Clean Break

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07 Dec 2018

Following roles at companies including Fuel, Talawa, National Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Paines Plough – as Producer and Project Manager, Theatre Administrator and Assistant to the Directors/General PA – MIMI FINDLAY has

Lawson becomes Acting Artistic Director at Oldham Coliseum

07 Dec 2018

Following the departure of Kevin Shaw, Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s Associate Director, CHRIS LAWSON, has stepped up to become Acting Artistic Director.

Inaugural Chair of Music Fund Wales appointed

07 Dec 2018

ARNOUT VAN DER VEER, independent consultant and CEO of the Henri Moerel foundation, is to be the first Chair of Wales’ music endowment fund, Anthem, which will begin distributing funds in 2021.

Cheek by Jowl appoints new Executive Director

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07 Dec 2018

NIAMH O’FLAHERTY, currently Senior Producer at Hofesh Shechter Company, has been appointed Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl. She will be taking over from Interim Executive Director NATALIE HIGHWOOD.

New Creative Director at Community Arts North West

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07 Dec 2018

STELLA BARNES is to join Community Arts North West (CAN) as its new Creative Director from late January 2019.

Changes at Herts Inclusive Theatre

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07 Dec 2018

Herts Inclusive Theatre’s (HIT) chair, PATRICK MOLONEY, is retiring from the role after 17 years. GAYLE BRYANS, a trustee at HIT and Deputy Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, will take over as Chair.

Redmond to succeed Threlfall at Cheltham’s

07 Dec 2018

Chetham’s School of Music has announced that TOM REDMOND, who has performed with orchestras including the Hallé, the CBSO, Philharmonia and the LSO, will succeed STEPHEN THRELFALL as director of music from Septemb

Hippodrome trustee becomes Chair

07 Dec 2018

GLENN HOWELLS, Chair of the Ikon Gallery for 11 years – and a Birmingham Hippodrome Trustee since 2012 – has been appointed Chair of the Hippodrome.


07 Dec 2018

DR NICOLA TRISCOTT, currently the Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, which she founded in 1994, has been announced as new Chief Executive Officer of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).

Ashcroft quits as PRS for Music CEO

07 Dec 2018

ROBERT ASHCROFT will leave collection society PRS for Music in December 2019, ten years after joining. PRS introduced a new live music tariff under his watch.


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