Death threat against NPO boss amid booking controversy

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15 Nov 2019

Middlesbrough Mayor argues "if we censor Chubby Brown then we have to censor lots of acts".

Classical music must face up to abuse

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06 Dec 2019

Harassment will continue until institutions are willing to take difficult decisions, says Jonathan Knott.

How can heritage respond to a changing world?

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05 Dec 2019

Climate change, activism, funding constraints, policy priorities… How can museums and heritage organisations adjust their presentation, programming, collections and business models in response to the challenging world around them? Being adaptable is the only way forward, says Tom Freshwater.

A truly national theatre? Exploring new ways to collaborate

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05 Dec 2019

National Theatre partnerships with theatres around the country are creating an opportunity for them to share and compare experiences and ideas across a mix of scales, locations and financial models. Lisa Burger explains what’s going on.

Vaizey stands down to pursue work in creative industries

08 Nov 2019

The former Culture Minister has resigned from parliament, citing a desire to specialise in the sectors he is passionate about.

Second senior Southbank creative lead departs

Tamsin Ace
08 Nov 2019

Head of Programming Tamsin Ace will leave the venue in December, as will Creative Director Madani Younis. Southbank has not confirmed whether it will replace Ace's role.

What will Ed do next?

08 Nov 2019

What might the UK's longest serving Culture Minister take as his next step? Amanda Parker makes some suggestions.

My gurus: ‘A sense of community in everything’

A Boy Blue performance
07 Nov 2019

Joseph Toonga, Artistic Director of Just Us Dance Theatre, looks back on how his career as a choreographer, dancer and teacher has been shaped by the family he grew up with and the family he found.

NPO boss resigns after council orders booking of controversial comedian

Middlesborough Town Hall
05 Nov 2019

Middlesbrough’s Mayor allegedly demanded the Town Hall book Roy Chubby Brown against concerns the show will be offensive and unpopular.

Exit interview: Things I’ve learned about the cultural sector

31 Oct 2019

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.

Is diverse leadership really welcome in the arts?

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25 Oct 2019

Madani Younis' exit from Southbank Centre exposes uncomfortable truths about the arts sector's attitude to workforce diversity, says Amanda Parker.

Younis leaves Southbank Centre after less than a year

Madani Younis
25 Oct 2019

The venue’s Creative Director has been outspoken on diversity in the sector, warning of the risk of “cultural apartheid”.

Multiply leadership, not leaders

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24 Oct 2019

Patriarchal models of arts leadership belong in the 19th century, says Mark Robinson – we need to develop more distributed, non-linear ways of working.

The crisis in arts fundraising talent

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24 Oct 2019

Arts organisations must change their workplace cultures so that young people see the profession as a rewarding long-term job, says Michelle Wright.

Arts figures recognised in disability power list

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22 Oct 2019

Campaigner and broadcaster Andrew Miller and theatre-maker Jess Thom are among those included in the Shaw Trust’s latest Disability Power 100.

ACE urged to declare climate emergency as RSC severs BP ties

02 Oct 2019

Protesters say the funder’s draft strategy “neither addresses the urgency of the climate and ecological emergency, nor grasps the chance to trumpet boldly the pivotal role arts and culture play in bringing about societal changes”.

Bradford cultural workers to strike

01 Oct 2019

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".

Creating a Diverse Board

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30 Sep 2019

Becoming a truly inclusive organisation starts at the top, says Cath Hume.

Job ladder: John Laidlaw

A Live & Local performance
23 Sep 2019

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.

Unlocking the potential of peer learning

Bruised not broken exhibition
19 Sep 2019

Learning from collective experience offers a wealth of benefits to those willing to invest in building a network, say Amanda Smethurst and Tamsin Curror.

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