Digital fitness for all

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10 Feb 2014

AmbITion Scotland’s Make:IT:Happen fund aims to help Scotland’s cultural sector become digitally fitter. Ashley Smith-Hammond discusses its approach and some early results.

My Gurus

22 Jan 2014

Russ Tunney, Director of Pound Arts Trust, tells us who has inspired him most.

New figures strengthen the economic case

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17 Jan 2014

Employment in music and the performing and visual arts has been growing more slowly than in the rest of the creative economy, but their financial performance is forging ahead.

A sister in Sydney

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16 Jan 2014

Black theatre company Nitro has recently opened a sister company in Sydney, Australia. Felix Cross tells how it has all been possible.

Job Ladder

28 Nov 2013

Fiona Allan charts her career path to Curve Theatre.

Commercial collaborations

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19 Nov 2013

The Royal Opera House has been sharpening its commercial agenda over recent years. Alastair Roberts describes how it has developed its brand licensing and media activities.

An upward curve

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11 Nov 2013

Ten new Young Arts Entrepreneurs recently emerged from Curve’s dragon’s den to start the third year of a project for emerging young artists. Alison Moore tells the story.

Digital award for Glasgow’s visual arts website

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25 Oct 2013

A social media-led website which showcases Glasgow’s visual arts scene has taken first place in the Public Sector category at this year’s Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards. 

A Cast of six thousand

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21 Oct 2013

Doncaster’s new arts venue opened in September - a response to negative comments about the town’s history of low engagement with the arts. Kully Thiarai pauses to reflect on the overwhelming welcome that the theatre has received.

Arts education has intrinsic value, but wider impact is unproven

A group of children learning to play ukulele
13 Sep 2013

Claims that arts education brings wide benefits in terms of creativity, social skills and academic performance are at best optimistic and are not well grounded in reliable evidence, according to a new report.

Under new management

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09 Sep 2013

The running of the Hazlitt Arts Centre is being contracted out by Maidstone City Council. Mandy Hare explains the rationale for the decision.

Job Ladder

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30 Aug 2013

Carol Maund, Director of Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, explains her career path.

Exporting the arts

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15 Jul 2013

Mark Fisher charts the global success of ‘Made in Scotland’, the programme which showcases dance and theatre companies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Job Ladder

Laura Bowler
03 Jul 2013

Composer Laura Bowler reveals what she has learnt from the arts management side of her career.

Job Ladder

25 Jun 2013

Colette Hansford reveals her path from pulling pints to becoming General Manager of the Hofesh Shechter Company.

Birthday Honours bring awards for arts professionals

21 Jun 2013

ATG Co- Director Howard Panter and  Tate Director Nicholas Serota are among those honoured.

A grand partnership

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17 Jun 2013

The arts and higher education have been working together in a number of ways to the benefit of both sectors, says Sue Hoyle.

City of quirkiness

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06 Jun 2013

Hull, on the long list for UK City of Culture 2017, is already benefiting from the bidding process as it celebrates its quirkiness. Jon Flinn explains all.

Wild and offbeat

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29 May 2013

Sadler’s Wells Wild Card initiative has not only offered unique opportunities to young artists but has also attracted a new ‘offbeat’ audience. ArtsProfessional finds out more.


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