Talawa Theatre Company boosts leadership team

Carolyn ML Forsyth (left) and Elaine Banton (right)
07 Oct 2020

CAROLYN ML FORSYTH (pictured left) is joining Talawa Theatre Company as Executive Director to work alongside Artistic Director and CEO, Michael Buffong.

Gladstone to depart Dance Umbrella

07 Oct 2020

After seven years with Dance Umbrella, EMMA GLADSTONE will step down as Artistic Director and Chief Executive after this year’s digital-only festival.

New appointments to NT board

Simon Minty and Melanie Richards
07 Oct 2020

ALAN RUSBRIDGER will step down from the National Theatre board in November, and SIMON MINTY and MELANIE RICHARDS will be joining.

Ide to join CCSkills as CEO

Jane Ide
28 Sep 2020

JANE IDE, CEO of  NAVCA, the national membership body for voluntary and community sector support and development organisations, has been appointed as CEO of Creative & Cultural Skills, and will join in November.

Bradford expands its 2025 bid team

L-R: May McQuade, Hunnan Haider, Pakeezah Zahoor, Si Cunningham, Jack Lynch.
27 Sep 2020

Five new recruits have joined the team bidding for Bradford to become UK City of Culture for 2025.  Journalist SI CUNNINGHAM (pictured second from right), a Director of Bradford Business Improvement District and member of Bradford

The London Library appoints Fundraising Director

Melanie Stoutzker
27 Sep 2020

MELANIE STOUTZKER is joining The London Library as Fundraising Director as it aproaches its 180th anniversary next year.

New chair for Urban Land Institute

Sheerry Dobbin
27 Sep 2020

SHERRY DOBBIN has been appointed to chair the Urban Land Institute, the UK’s Urban Art Forum that advocates for creative placemaking, bringing together the cultural and creative industries with the property sector.

Mills takes the helm at Entelechy Arts

Maddy Mills
27 Sep 2020

MADDY MILLS (pictured) has joined London-based participatory arts company Entelechy Arts as its new Director.

Gowland to lead new degree programme

Gus Gowland
27 Sep 2020

Writer and composer GUS GOWLAND has been appointed as Programme Leader for a new Musical Theatre degree at the University of Lincoln.

Staff restructure at NMC Recordings

Helen Sprott
23 Sep 2020

HELEN SPROTT, previously Managing Director of the Philharmonia Orchestra and  Director, Music, at Arts Council England, will take on the Executive Director role at the charity NMC Recordings for a year.

Brewhouse appoints new CEO

Amy Bere
23 Sep 2020

The new Chief Executive of Taunton’s Brewhouse theatre will be AMY BERE.

Pardesi to chair Body Politic board

Rajpal Pardesi
23 Sep 2020

RAJPAL PARDESI, one of the pioneer supporters of the origins of Hip Hop Theatre in the UK, will be Chair of the board of Body Politic, the female-led company that is delivering grass roots dance provision in Oxford and touring sma

New CEOs to job-share at Birmingham Museums Trust

Sara Wajid (left) and Zak Mensah (right)
23 Sep 2020

Birmingham Museums Trust, which manages the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council, has announced ZAK MENSAH (pictured right) and SARA WAJID (pictured left) as joint CEOs to take

Board appointments at Awards for Young Musicians

Tom Sharpe QC (left), Mahalliah Edwards (middle) and Caius Lee (right)
23 Sep 2020

The UK charity Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) has appointed three new trustees.

New trustees join Independent Arts

David Lindsay (left) and Brian Marriott (right)
23 Sep 2020

Isle of Wight arts and wellbeing charity Independent Arts has appointed two new trustees to its board.

Gulzar to take over the lead on Bradford’s 2025 bid

Shanaz Gulzar
14 Sep 2020

Keighley-based artist and producer SHANAZ GULZAR will be the new Chair of Bradford 2025 as the city prepares to bid for UK City of Culture title.

Government advisor to become UK Music CEO

Jamie Njoku-Goodwin
14 Sep 2020

JAMIE NJOKU-GOODWIN, one of the Government’s most senior advisers, will succeed MICHAEL DUGHER as UK Music CEO.

Hutchings takes CEO role at Anthem

Rhian Hutchings
14 Sep 2020

Anthem, the fund for young people’s music in Wales, has appointed RHIAN HUTCHINGS as its first permanent Chief Executive.

Outreach appointment at Iris Theatre

Yusuf Khamisa
14 Sep 2020

YUSUF KHAMISA has been appointed as Outreach and Development Liaison at Iris Theatre.

Manchester International Festival announces expanded team

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (left), Hannah Azieb Pool (middle) and Cerys Matthews (right)
14 Sep 2020

Diversity champion SIMEILIA HODGE-DALLAWAY (left), founder of Artistic Directors of the Future, has been appointed as Curatorial Consultant at Manchester International Festival to advise on artists, companies and curatorial approa


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