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Frances Jeens
Jewish Museum London has announced that FRANCES JEENS will be its Interim Director to prepare a new business model for the organisation and...
Two previous members of Lightpost Theatre Company, MATHIAS ANDRE and CJ WEBLEY, have taken up leadership roles in the organisation. The...
Adrian Friedli
As STUART CAMERON, Director of Crescent Arts for the past 12 years, stands down, ADRIAN FRIEDLI will become interim Consultant Director...
Ben Larpent
The new role of Director of Artistic Planning at the Philharmonia Orchestra will be taken by BEN LARPENT. He will join the senior...
Fiona Francombe
FIONA FRANCOMBE has been appointed as the new Principal/CEO of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is currently Director of The Bottle Yard...

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Readers' Comments

All very good points, but masking the true reality that the arts sector structures are based on an incredibly low paid workforce. Self...
I'm sorry that our response wasn't clearer. We have negotiated payments with all the artists and creatives involved in our...
Interesting, but I do need to query the sentence "survival for artists has meant working for incrementally lower fees, in real terms,...
Not merely from personal experience but also professionally as a curator of the visual arts at an arts university, I promoted and...
For many of us that make work outside of traditional venues, be that on the streets or in other spaces, there is a conscious decision to...
This conclusion raises valid concerns. Ever since 1965, when UK governments have had an Arts Minister and subsequently Culture Secretary of...
I agree that mentoring can be immensely rewarding for both mentee and mentor. However, not everyone who is good at their job makes a good...
Posted by projects@jodimyers.co.uk on The joy of mentoring
Thank you Kieron and AP for highlighting this essential if often unseen work, and particularly the fact that it continues during the...
Having undertaken many evaluations in the past and taught at degree level the wherewithal of evaluating I agree the whole principal of...
Posted by jeremyholloway on Working together to articulate cultural value
I thoroughly enjoyed this article; I work with Learning Disabled adults and could write a similar article on what my feelings are there....

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