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As she steps down as Editor of the cultural policy journal Cultural Trends, Sara Selwood takes a long hard look at the way the sector has developed – and tells it like it is.
Madani Younis' exit from Southbank Centre exposes uncomfortable truths about the arts sector's attitude to workforce diversity, says Amanda Parker.
The venue’s Creative Director has been outspoken on diversity in the sector, warning of the risk of “cultural apartheid”.
Arts organisations must change their workplace cultures so that young people see the profession as a rewarding long-term job, says Michelle Wright.
Sara Whybrew explains how employers across the creative industries are making sure there’s a new generation of skilled workers heading their way.
ArtsProfessional asked people working at the intersection of arts and neurodiversity what changes are needed.
New figures from the Department for Education show the number of arts, media and publishing apprentices has fallen by a third since 2015 – but the data doesn’t tell the full story.
Library and museum staff planning 14 days of industrial action hope it will be "a wake-up call for the council to come to the table for constructive negotiations".
The Executive Director of Live & Local recalls a career trajectory that has taken him through Butlins, an old bingo venue and many, many village halls.
An approach that prioritises trust, values and flexibility has helped museums in Cornwall share knowledge and expertise across a dispersed rural network, writes Emmie Kell.
A new collective is enabling the sector to share insights and ideas to support better mental health and wellbeing, writes Laura Edralin.
A recent report highlighted the barriers facing young people entering the sector – but there’s no need to give up on your dreams, says Tor Evans.
More than half of cultural organisations surveyed anticipate challenges meeting staff costs in the coming 12 months, and a similar proportion rely daily on volunteers.
The Prospect union says staff have experienced a 13% real terms pay cut since 2010.
The 18 successful bids include projects working with potential leaders from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and those with learning disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.