PLASA selects new Chair

11 Jan 2018

Director of Stage Electrics ADAM BLAXILL, who joined the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) board in 2012, has been elected Chair.

Creative Scotland film chief steps down

11 Jan 2018

NATALIE USHER, the Director of Screen at Creative Scotland since 2014, has announced plans to step down ahead of the opening of a new screen unit.

Leadership changes at Artsadmin

11 Jan 2018

After 33 years at Artsadmin, Co-Director GILL LLOYD will be stepping down at the end of June 2018. She will continue to work on Artsadmin’s archive on a part-time basis until December.

Hancock promoted in DCMS reshuffle

Photo of Matt Hancock
09 Jan 2018

Matt Hancock, previously Minister for Digital at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has been named the Government’s new Culture Secretary.

First Executive Producer for Curious Directive

Francesca Moody
04 Jan 2018

FRANCESCA MOODY has been appointed to the new role of Executive Producer at Curious Directive and will take up post in February. She has been a producer at Paines Plough since 2016.

Jamieson to step down

Photo of Helen Jamieson
04 Jan 2018

HELEN JAMIESON, who helped found Music at Paxton in 2006, has announced she will step down as Artistic Director in September 2018.

New role for Rugoff

04 Jan 2018

Director of London’s Hayward Gallery, RALPH RUGOFF, has been appointed Artistic Director of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.

Disability Arts Cymru appoints new Director

04 Jan 2018

Formerly Creative Director of CAAPO (Creative Assault Arts Production Organisation), BRYCHAN TUDOR has been selected as Disability Arts Cyrmu’s new Director.

New appointments at Spare Tyre

Spare Tyre appointees
21 Dec 2017

ISAAC NGUGI, who has previously worked on artistic projects with Spare Tyre, has joined the organisation as Associate Director.

Harris to go freelance

21 Dec 2017

After nearly five years as Project Manager of the Cultural Commissioning Programme at NCVO, JESSICA HARRIS is moving on to freelance and consultancy work in the arts and cultural sector.

Pilavachi joins RSNO board

21 Dec 2017

COSTA PILAVACHI has joined the Board of Directors of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, following a career which has included a stint as Senior Vice-President of Universal Music.

New Chair for Contemporary Art Society

Marco Compagnoni
21 Dec 2017

Formerly a trustee of the Serpentine Gallery, Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells, MARCO COMPAGNONI has been appointed Chair of Contemporary Art Society.

O’Hare joins Beacon Arts Centre

Photo of Sean Paul O' Hare
21 Dec 2017

Currently Director of the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, SEAN PAUL O’HARE has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Arts Centre. He will take up post in January.

Bellingham becomes Chief Exec at Sinfonia Cymru

21 Dec 2017

National Youth Arts Wales Consultant Transition Director, PETER BELLINGHAM, will join Sinfonia Cymru as Chief Executive at the end of January 2018.

Cheltenham Music Festival chooses Artistic Director

21 Dec 2017

Trumpeter ALISON BALSOM will become Artistic Director of Cheltenham Music Festival from early 2018.

Promotions in BFI Festivals team

21 Dec 2017

TRICIA TUTTLE, currently the Deputy Head of Festivals for the BFI, will become the London Film Festival’s (LFF) interim Artistic Director.

New Adventures selects new Executive Director

Imogen kinchin
21 Dec 2017

IMOGEN KINCHIN has been appointed Executive Director of New Adventures and will lead the company alongside Artistic Director MATTHEW BOURNE and Group Managing Director ROBERT NOBLE.

National Museums Liverpool Director to retire

Photo of David Fleming
21 Dec 2017

After 17 years in post, DAVID FLEMING has announced he will retire as Director of National Museums Liverpool from March 2018, coinciding with the end of his second term as President of the UK Museums Association.

New role for Gibbons

14 Dec 2017

Horsecross Arts Chief Executive, GWILYM GIBBONS, is leaving after three years in post.

Johnson to stand down

14 Dec 2017

After two decades with the Royal Philharmonic Society, ROSEMARY JOHNSON has announced she will leave her role as Executive Director in summer 2018.


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