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Dame DIANE LEES has announced she will step down as Director-General of Imperial War Museum (IWM) at the end of March 2023. Lees joined IWM...
WAYNE McGREGOR has been appointed as National Youth Dance Company’s Guest Artistic Director for 2022/23. McGregor is a multi-award-winning...
Jermyn Street Theatre has announced replacements for Artistic Director and Executive Producer TOM LITTLER, who is stepping down after five...
Manchester International Festival (MIF) has appointed three new board members. Architectural designer FAZ BARBER, arts and media consultant...
CATHY GRAHAM is to step down as Director Music at British Council at the end of the month after serving in the role for 15 years. Since...

Latest Features

  • Lottery balls

    When the Gambling Commission announced a new operator for the National Lottery, current operator Camelot went to the High Court. Will funding for the arts be affected by this dispute, asks Chris Sharratt?

  • With a wealth of experience leading and facilitating peer learning programmes, Amanda Smethurst reflects on the critical requirements for an impactful learning experience.

  • People sitting around tables

    After eight years at Contact, Artistic Director Matt Fenton is handing over the reins. Here he reflects on how the leadership role has changed.

  • When it comes to maximising digital activity, the two most common challenges organisations face are budget and skills, says Katie Moffat.

  • Rebecca Ball has now been in post as Chief Executive of Sunderland Culture for a year. Here she reveals the people who have inspired, influenced and guided her career.

  • Shakespeare North Playhouse is a brand-new theatre modelled on a traditional Shakespearean era playhouse. Melanie Lewis shares the challenges of bringing this ambitious regeneration project to life. 

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Posted by Change Agent on Government schedules ACE review for 2023
The above article is full of good intentions and so it is best to ignore some of the critical assumptions which need to be challenged, The...
Working with an for arts production companies has made it very clear that most, if not all, of their work is funding led. Put in common...
Posted by Change Agent on A radical re-think of R&D policy
Dorries says, "For me what's important is that the money goes out into the areas of the UK where it has never been spent before,...
The logical outcome of what Dorries seems to be arguing would be a proper decentralisation of funds and responsibility to the appropriate...
"Research-based evaluation should be: a) focused on learning (not on the celebration of CoC events or on PR to this end); b) polyvocal...
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Changing the name of Kala Sangam and its mission is the first step in cultural erasure. It will stop being about South Asian culture and...
Hi I am Ahmed Kaysher, the director of Saudha (www.saudha.org). As an avid admirer of Kala Sangam, this report has now given a bit of...

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