Job Ladder – Moya Maxwell

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30 May 2019

Moya Maxwell looks back on a career that has taken her from managing live events to running Shobana Jeyasingh Dance.

Exit interview: 'We're asked to follow a business model that just doesn’t work'

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15 Aug 2019

Arti Prashar was told to never create a job that no one else could fill. She looks back on 13 years as CEO of Spare Tyre Theatre Company.

‘A national shortage of artists’: Immigration rules for creatives relaxed

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06 Aug 2019

It is set to become easier for UK organisations to recruit dancers, choreographers, musicians and artists from outside Europe – but what happens after the 31 October Brexit deadline remains unclear.

‘I lied about where I work’: report reveals ACE’s reputation as an employer

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31 Jul 2019

Interviews and consultations found “perceptual and systematic barriers to attracting and recruiting the best talent” at Arts Council England amid a belief that new employees have joined “the dark side”.

Creative industries could face workforce crisis after Brexit, says research

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29 Jul 2019

A new report finds skills shortages in the sector are likely to be deepened by “a lowering of workforce quality” if EU workers are forced to leave the UK after Brexit.

‘Clear gender imbalances’ in coverage of creative sectors

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22 Jul 2019

New research finds that media representation of women in the creative industries is rising, but warns this could make the sector seem “more balanced than it really is”.

Job Ladder: Clare Reddington

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18 Jul 2019

The CEO of Bristol’s Watershed looks back on how “a jumble of opportunism and serendipity” has helped her avoid silos and find fulfilment throughout her career.

Toolkit tackles ‘class crisis’ in arts sector

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05 Jul 2019

A new report warns organisations that “everyone you let in though the back door will disadvantage someone without those connections”.

Government should fund young creatives to build diversity, says report

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05 Jul 2019

Many BAME young people interviewed felt that “drama and acting was more for white people and that music was more for Black people”.

How collaborative are you really?

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04 Jul 2019

Teams can fall into working in isolation, rather than together for a common purpose, in organisations of any size. Nick Stevenson suggests processes and tools to help avoid this happening.

Pouring water back in to the well

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27 Jun 2019

Are we serious enough about how we’re feeling and coping at work – from our life–work balance to our ability to maximise our creativity? Carol Jones addresses some common issues.

My Gurus: 'Only take what is needed'

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27 Jun 2019

A nature writer, a conservation group and the Sámi people of Northern Finland have all been among the key influences on the work of Victoria Pratt, Creative Director of the interactive art studio Invisible Flock.

Exit interview: Chris Jaeger

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20 Jun 2019

Alongside the creative highs, Chris Jaeger's 24 years at Worcester Live involved plenty of putting out fires - sometimes literally. He shares his doubts about tribute bands, calls for trustees to hand over more money, and laments that Arts Council England will only fund work no one wants to see.

Standing out from the crowd

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06 Jun 2019

Many young people dream about breaking into the performing arts industry, but without some work experience it can be almost impossible. Ruby Clarkson offers some guidance on how to find it.

Finding a way with words

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06 Jun 2019

The ability to write clearly about an organisation’s ethos, approach, and audience needs is an essential skill for effective cultural sector fundraisers, says Caroline McCormick.

Boosting your financial credibility

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06 Jun 2019

Alison O'Neill shares her thoughts on how small arts organisations can acquire the financial expertise that grant-making bodies are looking for.

Leading at all levels

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30 May 2019

How can we best develop leaders for the future? Cath Hume suggests we start by creating more leadership opportunities throughout the organisation.

Improving the volunteer experience

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30 May 2019

How can arts organisations best nurture a thriving and committed community of volunteers? Robin Hall shares her experience of gaining accreditation from the Investing in Volunteers standard.

Peers slam Government for ignoring post-Brexit visa recommendations

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24 May 2019

Lord Jay of Ewelme said the Government had failed to address concerns “that applying the current visa system to EU nationals would make it harder to bring talent to the UK”.

Access to entry-level roles

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23 May 2019

Many entry-level roles in the arts are taken by overqualified graduates, but a project in Wales is opening up opportunities to those most suited to them, says Sarah Mair Hughes.

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