Howard Buckley to join Target Live

18 Jan 2018

Currently Marketing Director at The Audience Agency, and formerly Head of Membership at the Arts Marketing Association, HOWARD BUCKLEY will take up a new role as Account Director at Target Live in March.

Hill joins Towner

18 Jan 2018

Director of Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea since 2013, JOE HILL has been selected as the new Director of Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery. He will start the role in early March 2018.

Hackney Empire to restructure senior management

18 Jan 2018

Chief Executive of Hackney Empire, CLARIE MIDDLETON, will step down in February to become principal of Rose Bruford College.

Departures at Donmar

18 Jan 2018

After eight years in post, Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director JOSIE ROURKE has announced plans to step down in 2019.

New festival Director for Cumnock Tryst

18 Jan 2018

Arts Administrator JEAN NICHOLSON, whose portfolio includes work the Royal Opera House, Hackney Empire and London Sinfonietta, has been appointed Festival Director of Cumnock Tryst.

Artsadmin grows

18 Jan 2018

Independent Curator Dr CECILIA WEE fRSA, currently Chair of Live Art Development Agency, has been appointed as Artsadmin’s new Head of Artists’ Advisory Services.

New CEO at Patron Technology

18 Jan 2018

MARC JENKINS has been named the new CEO of technology provider Patron Technology. He will take over from EUGENE CARR, who becomes President of the organisation.

Sabbatical planned for Dan Bates

18 Jan 2018

Using funding from the Arts Council and British Council’s Artists’ International Development Fund, Sheffield Theatres’ Chief Executive DAN BATES will take a short sabbatical from mid-February until the beginning of June to explore

Leadership changes at Orchestras for All

18 Jan 2018

STUART BURNS, who joined Orchestras for All (OFA) as Programme and General Manager in 2014 and was promoted to Head of Programmes and Operations in 2016, has been named the organisation’s new Executive Director.

Cumberbatch becomes LAMDA president

18 Jan 2018

Actor BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has been selected as the new president of LAMDA. He takes over from TIMOTHY WEST, who has been in the role for more than 30 years.

Producer role for Andew Hughes

Photo of Andrew Hughes
18 Jan 2018

English Touring Theatre has announced that ANDREW HUGHES joins the company as a Producer, having previously been Assistant to the Artistic Director at the Young Vic.

Opcin moves to Serious

Photo of Pelin Opcin
18 Jan 2018

In February, Istanbul Jazz Festival Director PELIN OPCIN will join Serious, producers of the EFG London Jazz Festival, as Director of Programming.

Manchester International Festival appoints Chief Operating Officer

Alex Bryars
18 Jan 2018

Formerly Strategic Consultant at the Rugby Football League, ALEX BYARS will become Chief Operating Officer for Manchester International Festival (MIF) from the end of February, leading on business development and operation of new

New Co-Chair for Dance Consortium

18 Jan 2018

PHILIP BERNAYS, Chief Executive of Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust, has been appointed Co-Chair of Dance Consortium. He replaces JOHN STALKER, who has served as Chair or Co-Chair for over 20 years.

Managing Director of Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall to retire

11 Jan 2018

After nine years in post, ROBERT SANDERSON will retire from his role as Managing Director at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall at the end of April 2018.

New Directors at Arts Council England

11 Jan 2018

Currently Director of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, CLAIRE MERA-NELSON has been appointed Director Music and London at Arts Council England. She will take up post from March.

New staff at Greenwich+Docklands Festivals

11 Jan 2018

PETE NICHOLS, formerly a producer of television and live arts events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012, has joined Greenwich+Docklands Festivals in the role of Festivals Producer.

Changes at Wells Maltings

Photo of Simon and Tim
11 Jan 2018

SIMON DAYKIN has taken up a new role as the first General Manager of Wells Maltings, joining in September 2017 following positions including Executive Director of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

New Fundraising role for Harrison

Lyndel Harrison
11 Jan 2018

Formerly Director of Development at Lyric Hammersmith, LYNDEL HARRISON has taken up a post as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Douglas becomes Artistic Director of Live Theatre

11 Jan 2018

Freelance director JOE DOUGLAS, who was Associate Artistic Director at Dundee Rep and is Co-Artistic Director of Utter, has been named the new Artistic Director of Newcastle’s Live Theatre.


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