Employee wins unfair dismissal case against British Museum

22 Jun 2018

A tribunal has ruled that the museum was discriminatory when it made an employee redundant, and withdrew her application for a new role, shortly after finding out she was pregnant.

Name change for West Yorkshire Playhouse

22 Jun 2018

Ahead of its £14m revamp, the venue has changed its name to ‘Leeds Playhouse’. The theatre will close from this weekend for over a year for the refurbishment, which is currently running £2m over budget.

£20m place-based arts fund a ‘new approach to investment’

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22 Jun 2018

Four or five urban areas in England’s regions will be awarded up to £7m in Government funding to support cultural regeneration.

Diversity in museums ‘held back by lack of understanding about inequality’

21 Jun 2018

Research by the Glasgow Women’s Library has found many museum workers express a firm commitment to equality, but do not know enough about the problematic structural frameworks that prevent change.

ATC issues formal warning to Ramin Gray over inappropriate behaviour

21 Jun 2018

An independent investigation initiated by the Actors Touring Company has upheld four complaints of inappropriate verbal conduct by the company’s Artistic Director. A formal written warning has been issued to Gray, and it remains unclear whether he will remain in post.

Government invests £17m in new immersive experiences

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21 Jun 2018

Cultural institutions will collaborate with businesses to develop new audience experiences using virtual or augmented reality.

Regulator resolute on decision to side with charity over artist

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21 Jun 2018

A complaint that Bow Arts Trust took donations from a tenant in one of its artists' studios without their permission was dismissed by the Fundraising Regulator because it could not reconcile “conflicting versions of events”.

1 in 3 female festival goers face assault or harassment

19 Jun 2018

A YouGov poll found 43% of women under 40 endured unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival, and only 2% of such incidents were reported to the police.

Glasgow School of Art hit by second fire in four years

18 Jun 2018

The Mackintosh building, which was undergoing a £35m restoration, was hit by a blaze on Friday evening and attended by 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines. There is now a growing consensus that the building, said to have received extensive damage to the roof, the floors and the interiors, may have to be knocked down.

Closures as NPOs have arts council funding offers withdrawn

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15 Jun 2018

Three theatre organisations that were made funding offers last year have not been accepted into Arts Council England’s national portfolio.

Theatr Clwyd eyes £30m expansion

15 Jun 2018

The theatre has secured £1m from the Arts Council of Wales for the design of a redevelopment, which aims to “ensure the company’s future sustainability”.

What Next? calls for arts workers to lobby MPs on Brexit

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15 Jun 2018

A document highlighting how Brexit could impact the arts and cultural sector has been produced ahead of Parliamentary debates on the Withdrawal Agreement.

Data map reveals levels of arts engagement across England

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15 Jun 2018

The data will be used by Arts Council England to inform a £24m investment in new areas through its Creative People and Places programme.

European museums express concern about political interference

14 Jun 2018

Directors of major museums in Austria and Poland have warned interference from their increasingly nationalist governments is making it difficult to execute their programmes independently.

Edinburgh council demands expenses for festival volunteers

14 Jun 2018

A new ten-point code of conduct states that volunteers at the city’s events and festivals must not be deployed in place of paid staff and cannot be left “out of pocket”. It follows new guidelines calling for festival staff to be paid at least a living wage.

Multi-million-pound revamp on the cards for Hertford Theatre

14 Jun 2018

The proposed £13.5m redevelopment, due to be debated by the local council next week, would see capacity increased in the main auditorium, the cinema expanded, and the addition of a new café and bar.

New 24-hour helpline for theatre professionals

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14 Jun 2018

The email and phone service, set up by Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, will offer support on health and wellbeing issues.

New theatre planned for Kings Cross

13 Jun 2018

Former National Theatre bosses Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr are set to take on a second theatre in London, according to The Stage. Plans for a new development, which include a 600-seat theatre, have been submitted to Camden Council by the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership.

Royal Opera House paid Music Director £800k last year

13 Jun 2018

Antonio Pappano received a basic salary of £115k and fees for conducting of £680k from the London venue last year – £110k more than the year before.

Arts figures recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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11 Jun 2018

Actor Emma Thompson and Royal Ballet Director Kevin O’Hare are among the arts figures granted honours.

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