Artistic Director, Philip Parr (pictured), will be leaving the Swaledale Festival after six years. He will continue as Director of the Bath Shakespeare Festival, and will be pursuing other challenges.
Christopher Hodgson, previously Head of Audience Development & Education at greenroom in Manchester, has left to join The Questors Theatre in Ealing, London, as Executive Director.
Geraint Talfan Davies (pictured) has been announced as the new Chairman of Welsh National Opera. He previously held the role from 2000 until 2003, prior to becoming Chairman of the Arts Council of Wales.
Stephen Cashman is joining amh, the arts marketing and audience development agency for central Southern England, as its new Head of Audience Development. He previously spent three years running an audience development agency in the North of England, before setting up his own consultancy.
The new Chair at Hall for Cornwall is Peter Davies, who has been Chair of the Central Cornwall Primary Care Trust since August 2002 and was previously Chief Executive of Cornwall County Council. He replaces David Brierley CBE, who has retired.
Jennifer Booth (pictured) has taken up the new post of Public Arts Officer with the Community Arts Service at Rotherham MBC. She also works as an Artist in Residence with Creative Partnerships in a Sheffield School.
Kala Sangam has appointed four new team members: Kathryn Waugh as Finance Manager, Rebecca Strain as Administration Officer, Pavan Sembi as resident Visual Arts Officer and Kim Goulden as Marketing Officer.
Mickey Fellowes has joined disability arts organisation Shape as Arts Development Manager. He was previously Training & Development Officer with North West Disability Arts Forum. Theresa Rahman has joined as Continuing Professional Development Co-ordinator. She has worked for the past three years as the Administrator at London Disability Arts Forum.
Maggie Hampton, Robin Morrison, Ian Rees, Clive Sefia and Deborah Wilcox have been announced as the new Council Members of the Arts Council of Wales.
Eliza Gluckman is leaving Asia House to work part-time for cultural agency Candlestar and freelance on projects for Art Asia Pacific. She is replaced as Exhibitions Co-ordinator by Sophie Persson.