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CLARE LILLEY will become Yorkshire Sculpture Park's (YSP) second ever Director in March when Founder PETER MURRAY retires. Lilley has...
LOW KEE HONG has been appointed Manchester International Festival's (MIF) next Creative Director. He takes up the post in April. In his new...
English Touring Opera (ETO) Director JAMES CONWAY is stepping down after 20 years. Conway, who has agreed to remain Artistic Director in a...
Stage Sight Founder PREMA MEHTA is stepping back from her leadership role after four years. Mehta leaves to embark on new artistic...
Southwell Music Festival has appointed SARAH RENNIX as its new General Manager. She succeeds FLYNN LE BROCQ, who stepped down to become...

Latest Features

  • Community and peer support can be essential to a resilient team

    While many arts and culture organisations are concerned about their financial viability, emotional resilience will also be essential to seeing out the pandemic, argues Robin Cantrill-Fenwick.

  • Members of an orchestra play the steel drums at a church

    Co-creation is often about professionals ‘inviting people in’. But, as Barbara Eifler argues, communities do not need to be organised - they are already doing it for themselves.

  • Eclipse as part of Serpentine's Future Art Ecosystems Art x Metaverse by Zion Konig

    For good or bad, we need to learn to live with the metaverse. But what is it, and why is it important for the cultural sector to be involved? Kay Watson shares her insights.

  • black and white image of a crowd

    Regardless of debates about what audience development means, the main aim should be for more people to experience the arts, says Ash Mann

  • a pregnant woman dancing in traditional clothing

    The pandemic has been particularly challenging for parents and carers trying to juggle their responsibilities with their working lives. Rethinking working practices could be beneficial for everyone, says Cassie Raine.

  • Two actors perform on stage, smiling taking a selfie

    While we were distracted by news of politicians partying during lockdown, last month a Bill was passed that changes rights to UK citizenship. Amanda Parker examines how it threatens all our creative lives.

Readers' Comments

There is not much that is missing from Laura Twemlow's creative investigation. Yes, transformation is the key and unblocking the...
There are many 'good news' stories about Kickstart which are getting washed away in the tide of concern about the programme...
Posted by Dr Nick Owen MBE on Half of creative Kickstart roles filled
You could also imagine situations where a local GP or NHS service prescribed a local cultural offer to a person as means of improving their...
Posted by Scarabeus Aerial Theatre on Going public
In response to Jonathan Needlan's article about needs based culture offers I have this response. I whole heartedly agree that culture...
Posted by Scarabeus Aerial Theatre on Going public
Great article Robin! When I was younger I would often take advantage of Equity standby tickets for a fiver- these don’t seem to available...
Posted by Freebie66 on Rishi isn’t coming to the rescue 
Note that Susan Oman's book is freely available, Open Access on Springer... https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-72937-0...
Many thanks for your comment. Please do also respond to Kevin directly on https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-kevin-osborne/
Posted by ruth_hogarth on We need to talk about race
One of the most challenging but a better way of running diverse teams is to engage them in arts production and delivery. I would like to...
Posted by Change Agent on We need to talk about race
Diana, you provide devastating news about how work in London based HE is no longer a strategic priority for government. Yes, higher...
Posted by Change Agent on Levelling down London’s HE sector
Hi Joel - the report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/music-creators-earnings-in-the-digital-era

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