100 arts managers share £10m

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18 Apr 2019

At London’s Royal Opera House, 14 senior managers and a further 12 performers were paid over £100k in 2016/17, amounting to 17% of its annual Arts Council funding.

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.

My Gurus – Hanna Streeter

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21 Mar 2019

Hanna Streeter, Executive Director at Orange Tree Theatre, reflects on the key influences on her career, including being inspired by theatre in-the-round and going full circle.

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.

Rights, wellbeing and dignity

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18 Mar 2019

Financial insecurity plagues the working lives of cultural workers, with the self-employed and freelancers worst affected. But solutions are to be found, so it’s time for the UK to take decisive action, says Clara Paillard.

A wake-up call

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18 Mar 2019

Liz Hill introduces the grim findings published this week in the ArtsPay 2018 report on pay in the arts and cultural sector.

How to…develop a meaningful digital strategy

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14 Mar 2019

As work gets underway on a new industry-wide digital code of best practice, Katie Moffat outlines four fundamental principles underpinning a successful digital strategy.

National Gallery could face payout to educators after tribunal ruling

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01 Mar 2019

The case, expected to be the first of many such legal challenges to public sector bodies, has been described as a ‘wake-up call’.

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.

The show must go on

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21 Feb 2019

Circus was created to fill a gap left by ‘serious’ theatre. Now a new generation of performers is rejecting bureaucratisation to rediscover the artform's anarchic roots, writes John Ellingsworth.

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Gender gap dominates latest arts pay figures

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07 Dec 2018

Lack of career progression among women in the cultural sector is the overwhelming contributor to the significant gender pay gap revealed in initial findings from the 2018 ArtsPay survey.

Essential viewing

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06 Dec 2018

Venues need a better understanding of customer spending habits for purchases like pre-show meals and interval drinks. James McClure explains how a ticketing solution is providing a comprehensive view.

New life for Eastbourne’s oldest theatre

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15 Nov 2018

Pulling a community venue back from the brink needs vision, commitment and cost-effective solutions for tackling commercial challenges. The Royal Hippodrome Theatre has harnessed all three, writes Claire Boot.

The art of management

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08 Nov 2018

Artists are using their creative insight to advise business on strategies and methods of production. Catherine Morel and Philippe Mairesse explain how.

Embracing the excitement of resilience

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01 Nov 2018

Resilience in the arts may be linked with finance - but for Debbie Richards, it’s really about making bold and exciting changes to realise big ambitions.

My Gurus - Stephen Munn

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01 Nov 2018

The CEO and Artistic Director of Déda reflects on the influential figures he has learned from.

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.

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