Championing women for life

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03 May 2018

A hundred years after (some) women got the vote, they are still under-represented in creative and management positions in the arts. Theatre company Spare Tyre champions women, and Lynette Shanbury calls on everyone to do the same.

Job Ladder - Roxana Silbert

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26 Apr 2018

Roxana Silbert charts her career from drama school to Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep.

Dancey to lead Creative and Cultural Skills

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20 Apr 2018

Currently Global Director for Cultural Skills at the British Council, Simon Dancey will take up the new role in July.

Helen Legg becomes new Director of Tate Liverpool

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23 Mar 2018

Tate Director Maria Balshaw said she was confident Legg would lead the organisation “into a new era”.

‘World’s largest portfolio of online arts training’ set for release

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09 Mar 2018

The free courses will be available on two learning platforms and will offer content on themes including ethical fundraising, change management and organisational resilience.

How to… get the culture of your organisation right

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08 Mar 2018

Good governance is all about the culture of an organisation – and the good news is that trustees have the opportunity to influence it, says Michelle Wright.

Where are our young and diverse trustees?

01 Feb 2018

Given that trustees have financial and legal responsibility for their charity, it’s no surprise many people lack the confidence to take on the role. It’s time to change that, says Michelle Wright

New guide makes the case for recruiting young arts trustees

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04 Dec 2017

Built on experiences at the Roundhouse, the Arts Council England-backed guide offers practical advice on selecting young trustees and preparing boards for change.

20 allegations made against Kevin Spacey in Old Vic investigation

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17 Nov 2017

The theatre has apologised and committed to introducing ‘guardians’ at the organisation who will become an informal channel for raising concerns.

A winning formula for amateur theatre

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09 Nov 2017

For an amateur theatre company to be financially stable and well supported it needs the right volunteers in key roles, as well as an awareness of when to call in the experts, says Clare Simpson.

My gurus – Sue Hoyle

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02 Nov 2017

After almost a decade guiding others at the Clore Leadership Programme, Sue Hoyle reflects on those that have influenced her career.

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.

Creating change together

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19 Oct 2017

Arts leaders involved in a new two-year programme for organisations seeking to create significant change gathered together for the first time recently. Richard Watts discusses the aims of the programme.

My Gurus – Stella Kanu

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05 Oct 2017

Stella Kanu of Ovalhouse reflects on the institutions, lofty ideals and ninja-like women who have shaped and guided her career. 

Learning from social policy

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27 Sep 2017

How can social and cultural leaders make the most of each other’s knowledge and change lives for the better? Researcher Jeanette Burnett has been finding out.

My Gurus – David Bintley

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21 Sep 2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s David Bintley remembers Frederick Ashton and others who have shaped and guided his career. 

Arts and cultural trustees must up their game, report says

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15 Sep 2017

Plans are underway to establish a new Governance Alliance for the cultural sector, to address poor practices and a shortfall in expertise among board members. 

New initiative seeks to diversify artistic leadership

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15 Sep 2017

A provocation paper commissioned by Bluecoat arts centre is the focus of an attempt to create new entry points into artistic leadership.

A real shift in cultural leadership

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06 Sep 2017

Tired of a lot of well-meaning talk about creating change for diverse talent in Leicester, Chris Stafford decided to actually do something. He shares the details of Curve Theatre’s ambitious cultural leadership programme.

My advice to you: Garry McQuinn

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29 Aug 2017

Be the person you want to be but also the person you should be: advice from Garry McQuinn to people starting their careers.

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