Arts organisations reveal their gender pay gaps

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16 Mar 2018

The first organisations to meet the government’s new reporting requirements include Arts Council England, the National Gallery and Sadler’s Wells.

When passion becomes pernicious

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08 Mar 2018

Passion drives the arts, but it also leaves the sector vulnerable to inappropriate behaviour. Ruth Rentschler proposes a framework for moral and ethical behaviour on arts boards.

Equity to ‘hold theatres to account’ on sexual harassment

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02 Mar 2018

Organisations and venues will be expected to adopt and follow robust policies and procedures on tackling inappropriate behaviour and bullying.

A dedicated director of business development

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28 Feb 2018

As a small but fast-growing touring theatre company run by part-time staff, Hubbub Theatre Company has benefited from appointing a Director of Business Development. Jo Kemp explains what her job entails. 

New guides to help diversify workforce and leadership

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11 Dec 2017

An Arts Council England toolkit offers advice on widening recruitment processes and improving data collection, and includes research findings about barriers to entry in the cultural sector.

Arts organisations are turning a blind eye to sexual harassment

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24 Nov 2017

Arts workers have lifted the veil on the secrecy surrounding sexual harassment in the arts, revealing the extent and impact of the issue in hundreds of comments through ArtsProfessional’s latest survey.

Pulse report: Sexual harassment in the arts – is enough being done?

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24 Nov 2017

Following revelations of inappropriate behaviour by high-profile individuals in the arts, an ArtsProfessional survey has revealed the experiences and views of the sector’s workforce. Frances Richens reports on the findings.

How September became Stafftember

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23 Nov 2017

Stafftember was an opportunity for employees at Theatre Royal Plymouth to find out about each other’s jobs, from operating the spotlights to casting a production. Rebecca Pettitt explains how it came about.

Paying a wage to live on

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16 Nov 2017

Following revelations of disappointingly low pay figures in the charity sector, Daniel Williams explains why it’s in arts organisations best interests to become Living Wage employers.

How to… deal with complaints of sexual harassment

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14 Nov 2017

Following revelations of inappropriate behaviour by high-profile figures in the arts, Simon Jones offers practical guidance for small organisations on handling such situations.

300 arts workers report being sexually harassed

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10 Nov 2017

The publication of a ‘Code of Behaviour’ for the arts coincides with disturbing early findings from an ArtsProfessional survey, raising serious questions about how arts organisation are dealing with complaints.

Parents’ campaign calls for theatres to embrace flexible working

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03 Nov 2017

25 theatres across the UK will trial a new employment charter, to help ensure they are “as inclusive as possible to carers and parents”.

From performer to leader

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26 Oct 2017

How easy is it to make the transition from being a performer to becoming the chief executive of an arts organisation? Coreene Archer discusses the tensions and the strategies for success.

Arts organisations stand firm against sexual harassment

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25 Oct 2017

A joint statement against abuse by almost 80 arts organisations coincides with the launch of a survey seeking to uncover the extent of sexual harassment in the sector.

Calls for Edinburgh Fringe to take action on ‘exploitation’

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17 Aug 2017

MP Tommy Sheppard has echoed calls by a new union-led campaign for fair wages and working conditions at the Fringe festival.

Stop the bullies!

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27 Jul 2017

What can you do if you are being bullied by a colleague but you need the work? Piers Jackson and Anne-Marie Quigg share their advice.

Online learning revisited

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20 Jul 2017

Many professionals have reservations about online learning courses, but new developments are making them an appealing alternative for time- and cash-strapped arts workers, argue Michelle Wright and Ben Walmsley.

“Lack of professional attitude and practices” plaguing theatres

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23 Jun 2017

Systemic failures in recruitment and professional development are leading to skills shortages and a damaging lack of diversity among theatre workers, according to a new report.

Learning isn’t just for Christmas

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01 Jun 2017

Arts organisations’ failure to devote proper resources to lifelong learning will lead to the sector falling behind, warns Michelle Wright.

Skills for cultural workers

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24 May 2017

What skills are creative organisations actually looking for in their employees? George Windsor and Cath Sleeman have been analysing job adverts to find out.

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