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Founder of gallery Division is Labour NATHANIEL PITT has been appointed Curator of international art fair Manchester Contemporary.
SAM HARDY has taken on a new role as Marketing Officer at marketing agency sobananapenguin. She previously worked for Hull Truck Theatre.
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
BEN MCKNIGHT is the new Director of Press & PR for Manchester International Festival (MIF).
Head of Development for Wilton’s Music Hall in East London RACHAEL PALMER is leaving the organisation to join Liverpool’s Unity Theatre.
London dance company Boy Blue has appointed SHAWAB IQBAL as Learning and Participation Producer.
The new Chief Executive Officer of a-n The Artists Information Company will be JULIE LOMAX, currently Director of Development at Liverpool Biennial.
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.
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.
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.
CHRIS RICKETTS will become Showcasing Strategy Director for dance in the UK, as part of the Surf the Wave programme.
PETER MEARNS, Vice-Chair of the Storyhouse board since 2015, will take over as Chair, replacing BILL HUGHES.
Arts engagement consultant CLARE LOVETT has been appointed Chair of the Board at theatre company Out of Joint, taking over from IAIN GILLIE.
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.
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.
Artistic Director of Voices Now MATTHEW SWANN is moving on from the organisation he founded in 2011.
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.
Formerly CEO of The Blackheath Conservatoire, SYDNEY THORNBURY has been appointed CEO/Artistic Director of The Art House, Wakefield.
JEMMA NEVILLE, Director of Voluntary Arts Scotland, is back in post following a nine-month sabbatical.
JUDITH ELKIN, recently retired as deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Worcester, has been appointed Dancefest's new chair of trustees.