Job Ladder - Matt Griffiths

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21 Jun 2018

Matt Griffiths reveals how his career progressed from freelance percussionist to Chief Executive of Youth Music.

NPO downsizes as cuts start to bite

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12 Apr 2019

The loss of local authority funding will lead to a reduction in the number of plays produced by The Dukes theatre each year, and a merging of two senior roles.

My Gurus – Ed Collier

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04 Apr 2019

Ed Collier, Co-Director of independent theatre company China Plate, shines a spotlight on the artists and professionals who have shaped his career.

Race to the bottom

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18 Mar 2019

As low- or no-pay practices continue to dominate the arts and cultural sector, some enlightened employers are starting to reap the benefits of offering a fairer deal to all staff. Jonathan Knott reflects on the findings of the ArtsPay 2018 survey – and the efforts of those challenging the status quo.

Leading with an audience focus

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07 Mar 2019

Over 25 years the role of cultural marketers has expanded, but the focus remains on audience relationships. Cath Hume examines the changes and challenges.

Increasing number of NPOs classified as ‘major risk’

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22 Feb 2019

Just months after Liverpool Everyman was forced to drop out of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio, more core funded organisations are reported as facing major risks.

Senior arts staff sidelining digital work, research finds

22 Feb 2019

Digital skills are spread thin in cultural organisations, with only one in six of those in the most senior strategic roles identifying web or digital activity as forming a part of their work.

Action stations

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31 Jan 2019

Action learning, part of the Boosting Resilience programme, is highly valued by participants and facilitators. But what is it exactly, and what benefits does it offer?

ACE commits £6m to leadership development

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11 Jan 2019

Supporting early career leaders is among the priorities for the funding, which will also aim to tackle the lack of diversity in sector leadership.

Job Ladder – Carl Gamble

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03 Jan 2019

He is now Managing Director of the Society for All Artists, but Carl Gamble’s career began by rising up the ranks at retail giant Next. Here he looks back on the steps in his career and how they have shaped his leadership style.

New network to support governance best practice

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16 Nov 2018

Arts Council England says that if necessary, it will step in and insist on a change of leadership at its funded clients.

Tackling the power imbalance

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01 Nov 2018

Independent artists and producers are vulnerable to exploitation in a two-tier system characterised by precarious employment among the majority of cultural workers says Martin Cox, who challenges the status quo.

Sharpening your sense of purpose

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25 Oct 2018

Tamara McNeill and Thanasis Spyriadis introduce the 'Theory of Change' approach, and Paul Steele explains how he used it to better understand how his organisation works.

‘Increasingly high’ risk of burnout among arts leaders

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05 Oct 2018

A report calls for flatter and more diverse leadership in arts organisations, and encourages the nurturing of individual leadership at all levels.

ACE Directors paid £1m last year

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28 Sep 2018

Role changes, salary increases and associated benefits led to members of Arts Council England’s senior team seeing their remuneration packages grow by up to £24k each last year.

Job Ladder – Trish Wadley

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27 Sep 2018

Trish Wadley reveals the trajectory of her globe-trotting career.

Gavaghan completes leadership team at Clean Break

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22 Jul 2018

Incoming Executive Director Erin Gavaghan believes the sector still has work to do on changing traditional working structures to make them more appealing to women.

New direction for Creative Industries Federation

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20 Jul 2018

The former CIF policy priority of campaigning against a compulsory EBacc in schools has been shelved in favour of an “early emphasis on creative careers”. 

Supporting leadership through reflective journaling

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19 Jul 2018

Leaders in the arts sector need to focus more on self-awareness and reflection, which is why the Boosting Resilience programme has developed a course on reflective journaling. Clive Holtham and Catherine Rogers report.

New Executive Director for Tobacco Factory Theatres

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06 Jul 2018

Mary Caws, who has held similar roles at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Watford Palace Theatre, will take up post next month.

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