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After 17 years as Executive Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, STUART ROGERS has announced he will leave the organisation in 2019....
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The current Associate Director of the Curve in Leicester, SUBA DAS, been appointed Artistic Director of HighTide. He will work alongside...
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Following roles at companies including Fuel, Talawa, National Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Paines Plough – as Producer and Project...
Following the departure of Kevin Shaw, Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s Associate Director, CHRIS LAWSON, has stepped up to become Acting Artistic...
ARNOUT VAN DER VEER, independent consultant and CEO of the Henri Moerel foundation, is to be the first Chair of Wales’ music endowment fund...

Latest Features

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    What is the importance of creativity for young children? Ruth Churchill Dower explores the wide-ranging and ultimately limitless benefits of arts activity.

  • Photo of woman and children drumming

    Why do some in the sector feel that babies and toddlers have little to offer as audiences or participants? On the contrary, says Charlotte Arculus, working with this group is never boring.

  • Photo of a baby dancing

    A non-verbal approach to music-making for the very youngest children offers a comfortable environment for new parents experiencing anxiety, as well as a joyful time for babies, says Hannah Baker.

  • Photo of a mother holding a child

    Stratford Circus Arts Centre, based in an area of London with high levels of child poverty, has come to realise that providing low-cost hot meals can help it engage with local families. Tania Wilmer tells the story.

  • Photo of an actress portraying a child, crying out

    The opportunities for very young children to experience the arts in rural Devon are few, as well as inconvenient and expensive. How can less culturally engaged families enjoy live performances, asks Amy Bere.

  • Photo of Momentous at Light Night Leeds 2013

    Local authority cuts to the arts may be widely reported, but some councils are investing serious money in cultural development, says Andrew Dixon.

  • Photo of a man sitting in an empty stadium

    Making a product or service scarce or exclusive has become an effective way to attract customers in other sectors. Tim Baker explores how it might work in the arts.

  • Woman using ticketing system on screen

    Venues need a better understanding of customer spending habits for purchases like pre-show meals and interval drinks. James McClure explains how a ticketing solution is providing a comprehensive view.

Readers' Comments

Yes, some heartening glimmers from the beleaguered local authority sector. The article is urban focused; but it's worth noting that...
Posted by Chris Bridgman on The councils backing culture
These are all very valid points and just to clarify that the article recognises the cuts in secondary schools. Also just for the record,...
Posted by CarolYouthMusic on Is there a music education crisis?
Hi Carol, I know your heart is in the right place but this article is potentially damaging to the work of many advoocates. Firstly, I think...
Posted by Jimmy Rotheram on Is there a music education crisis?
Thanks Carol, for a very clear and positive piece. I completely agree that there is some marvellous work going on the broad of music...
Posted by kzeserson on Is there a music education crisis?
ACE never employs staff who have the skills to deliver or lead a digital interface contract.The SPACE project with the BBC was a similar...
But ACE handed over £1.8m? This utter failure is all the more shameful for being utterly predictable.
Good insightful article..though I noted that technical issues and cost were cited as major barriers to entry for many organisations......
This is exactly what the answer is to Mental Illness in society today, GP refferals to Drama and Arts associations on diagnosis of Mental...
Very timely and thoughtful article. We are in danger of losing one of our most essential and successful skills.
Posted by David Dixon on The value of creative thinking
It's interesting - and depressing - to see that this arguments been up and down the agenda of the funddd arts since 1976 when...
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