Manchester Contemporary appoints Pitt

18 May 2018

Founder of gallery Division is Labour NATHANIEL PITT has been appointed Curator of international art fair Manchester Contemporary.

Hardy joins arts marketing agency

Sam Hardy
18 May 2018

SAM HARDY has taken on a new role as Marketing Officer at marketing agency sobananapenguin. She previously worked for Hull Truck Theatre.

Staff changes at Hull Truck Theatre

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11 May 2018

Hull Truck Theatre has appointed two new members of staff: ADAM POWNALL joins as Theatre Producer & Programmer from Lincoln Drill Hall, where he has been Artistic Programme and Participation Manager; and OLIVER BROWN

McKnight to lead Press & PR for MIF

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11 May 2018

BEN MCKNIGHT is the new Director of Press & PR for Manchester International Festival (MIF).

Unity appoints first General Manager

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11 May 2018

Head of Development for Wilton’s Music Hall in East London RACHAEL PALMER is leaving the organisation to join Liverpool’s Unity Theatre.

Shawab Iqbal joins Boy Blue

11 May 2018

London dance company Boy Blue has appointed SHAWAB IQBAL as Learning and Participation Producer.

Lomax leaves Liverpool Biennial for a-n

04 May 2018

The new Chief Executive Officer of a-n The Artists Information Company will be JULIE LOMAX, currently Director of Development at Liverpool Biennial.

Sarah Osborn joins ISM

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04 May 2018

Consultant SARAH OSBORN, who was previously Chief Executive of Music Publishers Association, has joined the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) as Head of Services and Operations.

Taylor leaves The Witham for Queen’s Hall

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04 May 2018

The new Artistic Director at the newly refurbished Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham will be KATY TAYLOR, who is currently Executive Director of The Witham, a community arts centre in Barnard Castle.

Equity appoints first female President for 70 years

04 May 2018

Actress MAUREEN BEATTIE will be the new President of Equity, taking over from MALCOLM SINCLAIR in July. She is the union’s second female President and the first since BEATRIX LEHMANN in 1946.

Ricketts appointed as Showcasing Strategy Director

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04 May 2018

CHRIS RICKETTS will become Showcasing Strategy Director for dance in the UK, as part of the Surf the Wave programme.

Mearns replaces Hughes at Storyhouse

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04 May 2018

PETER MEARNS, Vice-Chair of the Storyhouse board since 2015, will take over as Chair, replacing BILL HUGHES.

New Chair at Out of Joint

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04 May 2018

Arts engagement consultant CLARE LOVETT has been appointed Chair of the Board at theatre company Out of Joint, taking over from IAIN GILLIE.

Anvil Arts appoints new CEO

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04 May 2018

CEO at Jackson’s Lane in North London for the past eight years, JAMES TILSTON will be the new Chief Executive Officer at Anvil Arts in Basingstoke, following the retirement of CHRISTINE BRADWELL.

New Chorus Director for Edinburgh Festival Chorus

04 May 2018

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced that AIDAN OLIVER will be the new Chorus Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, taking on the role in the autumn.

Voices now founder moves on

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04 May 2018

Artistic Director of Voices Now MATTHEW SWANN is moving on from the organisation he founded in 2011.

Chinese Arts Now announces new Artistic Director

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27 Apr 2018

Pianist AN-TING CHANG is the new Artistic Director at Chinese Arts Now, a new Arts Council England funded body that will take over the responsibilities of Chinese Arts Space.

Thornbury to lead The Art House

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27 Apr 2018

Formerly CEO of The Blackheath Conservatoire, SYDNEY THORNBURY has been appointed CEO/Artistic Director of The Art House, Wakefield.

Neville returns to Voluntary Arts Scotland

27 Apr 2018

JEMMA NEVILLE, Director of Voluntary Arts Scotland, is back in post following a nine-month sabbatical.

New chair for Dancefest

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27 Apr 2018

JUDITH ELKIN, recently retired as deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Worcester, has been appointed Dancefest's new chair of trustees.


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