Former Chief Executive of Southern Arts, Robert Hutchison, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Inspires, the consortium behind the city?s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Geoffrey Marsh has been named as the new Director of the Theatre Museum. Most recently he worked for the Imperial War Museum North and previously at the Imperial War Museum in London.
Sarah Vining Smith has left her position as Director of Valleys Arts Marketing to become Head of Marketing and PR at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.
Dana Gioia, a poet and classical music critic, has been appointed Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (USA).
The Ben Uri Gallery has appointed Richard Aronowitz-Mercer, currently Head of Research for Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby?s Europe, as its new Director & Senior Curator.
Bill Samuel, Chief Executive of the East of England Development Agency has announced that he will retire in May 2003 after four years in the post.
Scottish Arts Council has a new Head of Funding and Resources. Liz Sams has previously worked with environmental charities and at a college of further education, as well as spending time in a Spanish convent.
Former Head of Education and Interpretation at London?s Transport Museum, Sophie Perkins, has been appointed Head of Learning and Access at London?s Museums Archives Libraries Partnership.
Alex Drury, previously Administrator at Arts & Business East, is joining Harlow District Council as Arts Development Officer.
Kettle?s Yard, Cambridge, has announced the appointment of Julia Tozer, previously a freelance educator, as Education Officer to replace Sophie Weeks who has left the organisation after seven years in the role.
Jo Broad has returned to her post of Lifelong Learning Officer at East England Arts following maternity leave. Viv Ewington, who covered the post in her absence, continues at Seachange in Great Yarmouth.
Eastern Touring Agency has announced the appointment of Anjan Saha (pictured) as Decibel Co-ordinator for the Eastern Region in partnership with East England Arts.
Lucy Shorrocks has taken over from Peter Bellingham, recently appointed Executive Director of Welsh National Opera, as its Director of Marketing. She leaves her company City Media in ?cold storage?.
Norfolk and Norwich Festival has appointed Ellie Kaye (pictured) as Production Manager. She has worked for the organisation since September 2000.
John Smith has been elected General Secretary of the Musicians? Union, having been a member of the MU since 1969 and Assistant General Secretary, Media since 1997.
Yorkshire Dance has appointed a new Marketing Co-ordinator to replace Helena Martyn. Kathryn Cook joins from the University of Huddersfield?s Connexions project.
Keith Bartlett is the new Chair of the board of Norwich?s Cinema City. Currently Vice-Principal at Norwich School of Art and Design and formerly Director of the School of Media at the Arts Institute in Bournemouth, Keith first worked at Cinema City as a part-time bar-tender 18 years ago.