New artistic lead at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

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19 Oct 2018

Curator, author and journalist HANNAH AZIEB POOL will be joining the Bernie Grant Arts Centre as Artistic Director in February next year.

O’Brien moves to Mall Galleries

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19 Oct 2018

Mall Galleries, home to the Federation of British Artists, has announced the appointment of CLARE O’BRIEN as its new CEO from January next year, when LEWIS MCNAUGHT, steps down after 12 years in that role.

Cater leaves the arts for the church

19 Oct 2018

SEBASTIAN CHESWRIGHT CATER, formerly Director of Marketing & Sales at Sadler’s Wells, has left the organisation to join Canterbury Cathedral Trust Fund as Development Manager.

Farmery to head Business at The Box

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19 Oct 2018

After three years at the helm of Torbay Culture, KATE FARMERY is joining The Box, Plymouth, as Head of Business.

Kids in Museums appoints Young Trustees

19 Oct 2018

AMY SHAKESPEARE, Marketing and Impact Officer for the Cornwall Museums Partnership, and freelance educator SARAH MORENO have become the first ever Young Trustees at Kids in Museums.

University appoints Fitzwilliam Director

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19 Oct 2018

LUKE SYSON, formerly curator at the National Gallery and currently Head of Sculpture and Decorative Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will take up the role of Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University

Ryan joins Serendipity

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19 Oct 2018

Dance and performing arts tutor KELLY RYAN has joined dance enterprise Serendipity as Project Manager.

Board and management appointments at Three Choirs Festival

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19 Oct 2018

The board of the Three Choirs Festival has appointed BEN COOPER, a local antiques dealer who regularly appears on BBC One’s Bargain Hunt, as a new director.

David Jubb to leave Battersea Arts Centre

12 Oct 2018

After a long relationship with Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), first as a Development Producer and then as Artistic Director and CEO, DAVID JUBB has announced he will “head off on a new adventure as a parent of young children” from A

Stokes to leave Theatre Royal Plymouth

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12 Oct 2018

After 20 years as Artistic Director, SIMON STOKES is leaving the Theatre Royal Plymouth, to explore new opportunities and artistic challenges.

Youth dance appointment at One Dance UK

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12 Oct 2018

One Dance UK has appointed LAURA NICHOLSON as Head of Children and Young People’s Dance, to lead on the strategic planning and delivery of programmes with and for children, young people and teachers.

Oakley succeeds Eleftheriotis at Arts at Glasgow University’s College of Arts

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12 Oct 2018

PROFESSOR KATE OAKLEY, expert in cultural policy, cultural and creative industries, and regional development, has taken up a new post as Head of School of Culture and Creative Arts.

RWCMD appoints Antoniazzi

12 Oct 2018

MANON ANTONIAZZI, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Welsh National Assembly, has joined the Board at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

New Chair at New Art Exchange

12 Oct 2018

LESLIE MCDONALD has taken on the role of interim Chair at New Art Exchange, the Nottingham-based centre dedicated to culturally diverse arts. He has been a Board member there since 2009.

Thompson promoted to Vice Principal at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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12 Oct 2018

DR SHIRLEY THOMPSON has been announced as the new Vice Principal (Music) at Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which she joined in 2001 and was appointed to the role of Director of Postgraduate Studies in

New Project Manager at XTRAX

05 Oct 2018

JONATHAN MCGRATH has joined street arts development agency XTRAX as a Project Manager.

Ellis to chair Live Music Now

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05 Oct 2018

SIR VERNON ELLIS, who is President of English National Opera, Chair of the National Opera Studio, the Britten-Pears Foundation and the Leeds International Piano Competition, and trustee of the Royal Philharmonic Society and London

Tackley steps down at Chichester

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05 Oct 2018

Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, RACHEL TACKLEY has announced that she will be leaving at the end of the Festival season.

Finch to join Donmar

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05 Oct 2018

Currently Executive Director of Hofesh Shechter Company, which she joined in 2016, HENNY FINCH has been appointed Executive Producer of Donmar Warehouse.

New team at the helm of Young People in the Arts

05 Oct 2018

Young People in the Arts, the network for arts professionals at the outset of their careers, has announced the appointment of four new Directors – YASMIN HEMMINGS (Director of Planning), REBECCA JOHNS (Director of


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