Birmingham Hippodrome has appointed Emma Phillips as Press & Marketing Assistant and Sally Pennington as Development Officer.
Artistic Director, Jon Adams, a research fellow at University of Portsmouth; Julien Boast, Chief Executive of the Brighton Theatre Royal; John Sailsman, founder of Unity Arts and Multi-Media; and Emilia Telese, a freelance art writer and trainer, have joined Arts Council England, South East .
Charlotte Beard (pictured) is leaving Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Worcestershire to pursue a freelance career in arts development and business management.
The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) has appointed Louisa Majer as a part-time Administration Assistant in its Cardiff office. Debbie Brooks, VAN Finance and Administration Officer, is leaving at the end of the year to teach English abroad.
Rob Langley has joined Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as Marketing Manager, from the marketing and PR agency Clarke Associates.
Maria Howes has been appointed as Audience Development Officer at Arts Council England, West Midlands.
The University of Leeds’ new stage@leeds complex has appointed Rebecca Watts as its Theatre and Production Manager. She leaves the post of Production Manager after 14 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Natalie Truswell is the new Media and Marketing Assistant for Sheffield Theatres.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society has elected Shirley Collins MBE as President and Eliza Carthy as Vice President.
Whitechapel Gallery Director, Iwona Blazwick OBE, is to be the new Chair of the London Cultural Strategy Group. The body brings together senior figures from the sector to advise the Mayor.
New Writing South has appointed Mark Bryant (pictured) as Operations Manager. He joins from Arts Council England, South East, where he worked in communications.
Natalie Richardson, previously Trestle Theatre’s General Manager, is now the company’s Administrative Producer. Avril Hawley is the new Operations Manager at Trestle Arts Base, the performing arts centre in St Albans where Trestle is based.
Alison Morris, Marketing & Programming Officer at Mind the Gap theatre company in Bradford, is moving to the disability arts organisation, Shape.
Lisa Mallaghan has taken over the position from her previous role as Capital Project Manager.
ArtsMatrix, the skills and enterprise development agency for creative professionals in the South West, has appointed Fahmida Begum (pictured) as its new Chief Executive. She was previously Head of Compliance and HR and the Company Secretary of Cultural Industries Development Agency, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in London.