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The new Artistic Director at Iniva (Institute for International Visual Arts) will be SEPAKE ANGIAMA. As well as leading the organisation’s...
Former Head of Development at Battersea Arts Centre KANE MOORE has joined Achates Philanthropy in its newly created role of Director of...
ANTHONY BAKER will replace JENNY HOWARD-COOMBES as the Hull-based organisation’s new Executive Director and Joint CEO. He has previously...
FIONA STEWART, Director of Estates and Facilities at the National Museums of Scotland, is joining The Glasgow School of Art as Strategic...
JOHN PROCTER, currently a director of Northern Ballet and previously Chair of Leeds Grand Theatre, will chair Royal Armouries until 2023 as...

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  • This year Jerwood Arts published a toolkit for cultural organisations, designed to encourage greater socio-economic diversity in the arts. Julie Lomax, Chief Executive of a-n The Artists Information Company, sees it as a starting point for helping solve the sector’s ‘class crisis’ – but arts consultant Chrissie Tiller isn’t so sure.

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    Asking questions about someone’s social class may feel uncomfortable, but people are less sensitive than you might think. Maya Sharma and Dan Cowley explain why it’s important to tackle the subject head on – and how to go about it.

  • A photo of the Chapel FM building in a former church

    It’s been five years since Heads Together opened Chapel FM in East Leeds. Linda Strudwick looks at what can be achieved from running an arts centre in the middle of a disadvantaged community.

  • A photo of a young woman in front of a camera

    New Writing North is helping young people in some of the region's most socio-economically disadvantaged areas express themselves through creative writing. Laura Fraine explains how a new generation is finding its voice.

  • Picture of a collage including a dog and a cartoon face

    The lack of affordable skills-based training and opportunities to learn from others makes it much harder for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their careers in the arts. Simina Neagu and Valentina Bin took action to fill the gap.

  • What might the UK's longest serving Culture Minister take as his next step? Amanda Parker makes some suggestions.

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The real issue here is who is ultimately in control of programming? The council should trust the person who is in charge of programming the...
Not sure how you've come to the conclusion that he 'speaks for the majority of the UK' - utter rubbish!
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The is welcome news from Arts Council of Wales! I hope fair pay guidelines extend to all, including disabled artists. Shame ACE hasn’t made...
Excellent analysis - it's good to get a perspective on how these strategies have developed over the years, ie. not much. Data and bean...
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Excellent analysis - the Arts Council is seemingly in a constant state of renewal but the policy objectives and debates remain remarkably...
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