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ROB MACPHERSON has announced that he will be leaving Birmingham Hippodrome next month, after 15 years with the theatre. Currently Director...
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LAURIE SANSOM will succeed CONRAD NELSON as Artistic Director and CEO of Northern Broadsides in June. He joins the company after leading...
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The Director and Chief Curator of the David Roberts Art Foundation, FATOŞ ÜSTEK, has been appointed as the new Director of Liverpool...
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After twenty-two years with Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, BRUNO MICHEL joins Classical Opera and The Mozartists as Head of Artistic...
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AXEL RÜGER, Director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, will take up the position of Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy...

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  • Photo of Participants of the second Creative Climate Leadership course, Slovenia October 2017. Creative Climate Leadership is led by Julie's Bicycle and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

    Tackling the climate crisis will require rapid and unprecedented change. Chiara Badiali asks whether the sector has what it takes to meet the challenge.

  • Photo of beehives on top of the Lyric Hammersmith

    The Lyric Hammersmith keeps 180,000 bees on its roof as part of its continuing commitment to going green. Sian Alexander tells the story.

  • Photo of an interactive installation, a group of people meet around cardboard tables

    Without creative thinking, society will sleepwalk into a climate disaster. The arts have a crucial role to play in inspiring, challenging and provoking us into action, says Judith Knight.

  • Photo of a man and woman leading outdoor workshop about trees to young children

    Megg Nicol and Alan Rickett explain how a musical has helped raise awareness of the importance of trees among London primary school pupils.

  • Photo of The sedum roof at the Young Vic, part of the passive low energy rebuilding project by Haworth Tompkins

    Very few theatres were built with today's sustainability standards in mind. The sector needs to face up to the financial and environmental costs of running old buildings, warns Tom Stickland.

  • Photo of two actors discussing an audience member's question via laptop

    When Ron Evans started thinking about how to make post-show talks more appealing and accessible, he found audiences hungry for new ways of engaging with the arts.

  • Photo of a woman holding an ice cream staring towards the ceiling

    Theatrical productions typically give priority either to the playwright’s text or the director's interpretation. Eve Leigh challenges theatre to move on from these hierarchical models and open up new space for more trusting and collaborative work.

  • Photo of artist's workspace

    Once forced to migrate through lack of opportunities, artists in the Scottish Highlands are now coming together to experiment and collaborate in the region's first creative hub, writes Audrey Carlin.

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This info on this article is no surprise, myself and Several of my recent postgraduate contemporaries, of which are either LGBT or BME or...
Your choice of photograph to accompany this story - a young man with bagpipes, probably taken in Edinburgh during August - is such a cliché...
Hi can definitely relate to this. I have recently left my job working for an arts organisation and unfortunately I do not see myself...
The RAND Corporation conducted a study for the Wallace Foundation in 2005 that forcefully argues for the use of the intrinsic values of the...
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Thank you so much, Dr. Gottl! I am encouraged you feel this way :) I actually do have a few ideas for alternative directions in how we...
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This article raises an important and provocative thought especially for those who conduct research on the benefits of the arts in health...
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To be honest, I lay the blame at least partly on the Rand study for the situation we are in. While I find it a worthy insight to place...
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The Onward report states that "There will always be people studying things that are beautiful or important in ways that don’t add to...
This is absolutely ludricous!!! Theatre productions encourage a growth industry in UK tourism and yet this hostile Government, which...
Ignore my previous incomplete comment. I entirely agree with both Roger and Rob that inexpensive doesn't necessarily mean that the...
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