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MARTIN DIMERY, Frome Festival's Creative Director since 2007, will retire after the 2022 festival. Prior to his work with Frome Festival,...
Sinfonia Viva has named LUCY GALLIARD as its next Chief Executive. She joins the East Midlands orchestra in January 2022, at the start of...
SOPHIE GREENSTREET has been appointed as Henry Moore Studios & Gardens first ever Engagement Curator. In her role, Greenstreet will...
INGRID SWENSON has announced she will leave PEER in January after 23 years as Director. During her tenure, Swenson oversaw a 2016 capital...
20 Stories High Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director and Co-CEO JULIA SAMUELS is stepping down from the Liverpool theatre company after 15...

Latest Features

  • people looking at an art installation

    What happens when creative minds from different sectors and disciplines come together to imagine and design bold, large-scale events to reach millions of people worldwide? Martin Green reveals what’s in store for 2022.

  • Man in a mask sitting in a low, celingless room

    Anthony Sargent says we need to identify what we've learned from Covid, then build on those foundations rather than reassemble broken pieces of the past.

  • three people in discussion

    Creating and sharing new knowledge - through teaching, learning, impact and public engagement - lies at the heart of relationships between universities and cultural organisations, Professor Katy Shaw and Claire Malcolm write. 

  • image of Little Amal

    Universities often lack the resources for large scale art programmes, yet the University of Kent has launched an ambitious creative season. David Sefton explores the relationship between academic institutions and the arts.

  • image of a hand painting

    The arts have a huge role to play in health and wellbeing. Jane Rich shares how creative practitioners can support mental health without being mental health professionals themselves.

  • Our sector is supported by trustees and directors who, through their passion and skills, have stepped up to support organisations when the need has been greatest. But, as Jonathan Mayes argues, our boards could do better.

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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...
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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
It was Raymond Williams who, in a celebrated 1979 Political Quarterly essay about his experience on the Arts Council, first christened it...
Posted by Diogenes the cat on Is DCMS any longer fit for purpose?
I think it was the highly experienced Arts Manager Sir John Tusa who, some years ago, remarked that whilst the Arms Length principle still...
Posted by Paul Kelly on Is DCMS any longer fit for purpose?
This is an excellent set of notes and papers which will lead to much bigger things as the work matures. The writer will be aware that...
This is a very useful contribution in that it tries to examine and provide the mechanism for levelling up in the arts and the cultural...
It would be interesting to know if either study took into account the furloughing of staff - many marketing teams were running at reduced...

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