Natural History Museum appoints Director of Engagement

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14 Dec 2017

CLARE MATTERSON has been appointed Director of Engagement at the Natural History Museum and will take up work in February 2018. She is currently interim CEO of the Eat Foundation.

Director of Ticketing chosen at the Ticket Factory

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14 Dec 2017

Formerly Commercial Director for the Really Useful Theatres Group, and International Sales Director at AKA Promotions, RICHARD HOWLE has been appointed Director of Ticketing at the Ticket Factory.

Lucy Howe returns to Lyric Hammersmith

14 Dec 2017

Following a spell as Director of Development at City of London Sinfonia, LUCY HOWE has been appointed as Director of Development at the Lyric Hammersmith – the venue at which she was formerly Development Manager.

Leadership changes at SICK! Festival

14 Dec 2017

Ahead of SICK! Festival’s entrance into Arts Council England’s national portfolio, it has appointed RALPH KENNEDY – previously Operations Director at Clore Social Leadership – as Executive Director.

AMA changes make-up of board

14 Dec 2017

The Arts Marketing Association has appointed JANE CORDELL, former diplomat and classical musician, and RISHI COUPLAND, Head of Data Intelligence at the National Theatre, to its board.

Leadership plans for Hull 2017 legacy company

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06 Dec 2017

Currently Executive Producer at Hull 2017, KATY FULLER will become Creative Director of Culture Company - the organisation set up to continue Hull 2017’s work – in early January.

Maria Turley joins Spitalfields Music as Interim Director of Learning and Participation

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06 Dec 2017

Spitalfields Music has announced that MARIA TURLEY will join the organisation as Interim Director of Learning and Participation from January 2018.

New Executive Director for Frantic Assembly

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06 Dec 2017

Executive Director of BalletBoyz, KERRY WHELAN, has been appointed Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive of Frantic Assembly.

Changes at Snape Maltings

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30 Nov 2017

Arts complex Snape Maltings has appointed PHILLIPA REIVE, who has worked for 18 years as Head of Learning and Inclusion at the organisation, to the newly created position of Director of Creative Campus.

Unity Theatre appoints new Artistic Director and Chief Executive

30 Nov 2017

Currently Director of the Lyceum Theatre, GORDON MILLAR has been selected as the new Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Unity Theatre, Liverpool. He will take over from MATTHEW LINLEY.

Emma Chaplin becomes Director of AIM

30 Nov 2017

Museum consultant EMMA CHAPLIN, previously a council member for the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), has been appointed Director of the organisation.

New Chair for ABO

Gavin Reid
30 Nov 2017

GAVIN REID, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, has been appointed Chair of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO).

Director role for Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer

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30 Nov 2017

After 18 years with Birmingham Royal Ballet, principal dancer IAIN MACKAY is leaving to take up a new role as Artistic Director of Yorkshire Ballet Summer School.

Reader’s question: Flamenco Productions asks ‘what should I do next?’

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27 Nov 2017

Do you have any advice for Vicky Rodríguez-Altuna, who wants to take her successful flamenco show around the UK but is struggling to raise the necessary funding?

Burrows to join tiata fahodzi

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23 Nov 2017

After three years as General Manager of China Plate, KIRSTEN BURROWS has been appointed Executive Director of tiata fahodzi theatre company. She will take up the role in February 2018.

Hoskin to step down

Mike Hoskin
23 Nov 2017

MIKE HOSKIN, who has led The Arts Development Company in Dorset as Chief Executive since its formation in 2015, is retiring from the role.

Youth Music appoints new Chair

Photo YolanDa Brown
23 Nov 2017

Saxophonist, broadcaster and composer YOLANDA BROWN has been appointed Chair of Youth Music, and will take up the post in January.

Changes at English Folk Dance and Song Society

23 Nov 2017

LORNA AIZLEWOOD has been appointed Chair of English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), succeeding ALISTAIR ANDERSON.


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