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As ArtsProfessional unveils the explosive findings from its recent Freedom of Expression survey, Liz Hill examines the soul of a sector that believes it is owed artistic freedom but doesn’t tolerate freedom of speech within its own ranks.
Inclusion means ensuring workers can fulfil their potential, regardless of their background, identity or circumstance. Is now the time to re-think your organisation’s culture, asks Sara Whybrew.
Age-old paternalistic attitudes will persist unless disabled people lead change themselves, says Vici Wreford-Sinnott.
Reserves and furloughing are "no guarantee" that further cuts can be avoided.
The challenges facing arts organisations have changed dramatically – but that doesn’t mean giving up on our core values, says Richard Watts.
From job titles to meeting agendas, Debbie Bell explains why no stone is left unturned in her trustees’ approach to tackling the climate emergency.
Sector bodies have thanked audiences for continuing to attend shows as a growing number of performances, tours and events are cancelled and postponed.
The Great Place Scheme demonstrates how projects flourish when official bodies allow them freedom from pre-determined outcomes, says Jill Cole.
AP looks at the promises set out in party manifestos. This week: Conservatives, Plaid Cymru, SNP and the Brexit Party.
AP looks at the promises set out in party manifestos. This week: Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green Party
London arts leaders were told the word is “divisive” but wanted it included anyway.
Consulting communities is not the same as allowing them to make decisions, attendees at the recent Theatres Trust conference heard.
Becoming a truly inclusive organisation starts at the top, says Cath Hume.
If arts organisations are serious about developing their boards, they need to think hard about how they recruit and support new trustees, says Michelle Wright.
The institution has rejected campaigners’ claims that it has “done nothing” a year after promising to reassess its fundraising approach – but won’t make the review public.
It's great that arts organisations are recruiting young people to their boards - but they need to really think about why, says Dana Segal.
The company says its operating model was too “old school” to remain sustainable after the loss of NPO funding in 2018.
Artistic excellence and effective governance are key to the success of major public cultural programmes, writes Nigel Hinds.
Last-minute interventions by senior figures “ultimately served to undermine the integrity of the RFO process”, staff told an independent review.
Arts Council England says that if necessary, it will step in and insist on a change of leadership at its funded clients.