SCAN appoints new Director

Moira Jeffrey
15 Jan 2021

Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) has announced MOIRA JEFFREY as its new Director.

One Dance UK announces new Chair

Amanda Skoog
08 Jan 2021

Senior Producer at The Royal Ballet, AMANDA SKOOG is the new Chair at One Dance UK.

Federation of Scottish Theatre announces CEO

Fiona Sturgeon Shea
08 Jan 2021

FIONA STURGEON SHEA, currently Director of Playwrights’ Studio, is joining the Federation of Scottish Theatre as its new CEO.

Leeds Dance Partnership appoints new Partnership Director

Lucy Dusgate
08 Jan 2021

LUCY DUSGATE has joined Leeds Dance Partnership as its new Partnership Director. An experienced cultural producer, she joins the partnership from her most recent role as Art Programmer/Producer at The Lowry.

Theatre Centre announces permanent leadership team

Rob Watt
08 Jan 2021

Theatre Centre has appointed ROB WATT as Artistic Director alongside EMMA REES as Executive Director.

Edwards joins ACE

Hazel Edwards
08 Jan 2021

HAZEL EDWARDS is joining Arts Council England as its new South East Area Director in the spring.

The non-linear life of a freelancer

Emma Beverley
06 Jan 2021

Leeds 2023 Executive Producer Emma Beverley’s career has come full circle from working with the people she loves to working for them.

RSA Chief Executive to step down

Matthew Taylor
17 Dec 2020

MATTHEW TAYLOR is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), after 15 years at the helm.

Üstek quits Liverpool Biennial

17 Dec 2020

FATOŞ ÜSTEK has left her position as Director of the Liverpool Biennial after just 17 months in the post following a ‘breakdown in the

Hurst joins Phoenix Dance Theatre

Dane Hurst
17 Dec 2020

Choreographer and dancer DANE HURST is joining Phoenix Dance Theatre as its new Artistic Director early next year, succeeding SHARON WATSON who left in May.

New Centre Director for Dance Base Scotland

Isabel Moura Mendes
17 Dec 2020

Dance Base Scotland has announced that ISABEL MOURA MENDES is joining as its inaugural Centre Director. In this new position she will be a part of the senior leadership team and deputise for the Chief Executive when needed.

Leadership change for Lighthouse

Mark Powel, MT Rainey, Ali Gannage-Stewart and Monika Barnes
17 Dec 2020

Poole Arts Trust, the charity that runs Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, has appointed Chief Executive of Diverse Abilities MARK POWELL as its new Chair.

New board members for EIF

Spiro Phanos, Lara Akeju, Roya Nasser
17 Dec 2020

Edinburgh International Festival has appointed three new trustees to its board: management and legal consultant SPIRO PHANOS; Commissioning Editor, Entertainment at ITV LARA AKEJU; and corporate communications spe

Charnwood Arts announces new CEO

Shirley Novak
17 Dec 2020

SHIRLEY NOVAK has been appointed the new CEO for Charnwood Arts. This follows the passing of founder KEVIN RYAN after a short illness earlier this year.

Donmar Warehouse’s new leadership

Adam Kenwright
17 Dec 2020

The Donmar Warehouse has announced ADAM KENWRIGHT is succeeding Lord BROWNE of Madingley as Chair of its board.

VASW announces Co-Chairs

Helen Cammock. Photograph: Allun Callender. Woodrow Kernohan. Photograph: Nigel Green
17 Dec 2020

Visual Arts South West has appointed artist HELEN CAMMOCK and Director of John Hansard Gallery WOODROW KERNOHAN as Co-Chairs of the VASW network.

NUA appoints Vice-Chancellor

17 Dec 2020

Norwich University of the Arts has announced SIMON OFIELD-KERR is succeeding JOHN LAST as Vice-Chancellor when he retires next year.

Capaldi to depart ACW next year

Nick Capaldi
11 Dec 2020

After 13 years as Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales (ACW), NICK CAPALDI has announced that he will be stepping down from his role at the end of summer 2021.

BBC’s Director of Arts is stepping down

Jonty Claypole
09 Dec 2020

JONTY CLAYPOLE is leaving the BBC next spring after seven years as its Director of Arts. Previously a programme-maker with the BBC’s arts department, he has been with the organisation for over 17 years.

Artistic Director to leave Pentabus

Sophie Motley
09 Dec 2020

Artistic Director SOPHIE MOTLEY is leaving the rural theatre company Pentabus to lead The Everyman, Cork.


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