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Ben Lawrence says the arts' "mission to entertain" has evaporated under efforts to diversify audiences. Can the arts balance being challenging with being cheerful?
Arts Council England boss Darren Henley shares his thoughts on the potential and purpose of the funders new 10-year strategy, Let's Create.
Several upcoming plays fill gaps in our history by telling important stories from a Black British perspective, writes Ian Youngs.
An American university's theatre department is dealing with the fall out from "humiliating" discussions about a play concerning race. Alexis Manore and Ashley Stalnecker follow the institution's response.
David Pledger takes stock of "the erasure of the arts from the public consciousness of government" happening across the globe and asks what we can do about it.
Whistleblowers, animators and artists in Iraq: this annual list highlights those who are at the mercy of "the super wealthy and the commercial galleries and vanity museums that serve them".
One in seven people in the UK are neurodivergent but workplaces don't always acknowledge or appreciate that. Chi Chi Izundu asks how companies can boost neurodiverse talent.
Dancers for some of music's biggest names were being underpaid. They decided to fight back, writes Elias Leight.
The Director of the so-called 'Festival of Brexit' shares his thinking behind the 2022 event with Mark Brown.
Relocating the V&A's collections to east London has surfaced some unexpected, hazardous and potentially explosive items, writes Mark Brown.
Museums are showing more art by women, but they aren't buying it. Hettie Judah considers whether the tide might turn towards valuing women artists in 2020.
“Woke” ballet and a new generation of dancer-scientists are among the trends for the 2020s predicted by Dance Magazine.
Iran’s past could never be wiped off the world's cultural map, argues Eve MacDonald - it's embedded in our very humanity.
Angela Giuffrida visits Casa Verdi, a home for retired opera singers founded by the Italian composer.
The art canon is being prised open, writes Jackie Wullschläger, suggesting increased representation of women will be on museums’ agendas in the 2020s.
Scott Reyburn considers what will happen to art when wealth becomes concentrated in the hands of Generation X. Will they develop the same taste for collecting art that their parents did?
Bridget Minamore asks Black British actors and theatre makers what's changed in the past decade and what the future might hold.
Can young creative people survive in the sector without support or savings? Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad offer some tips.
It used to be hard to survive as a working class arts sector worker "and it's gotten worse", says Kenn Taylor. He reflects on recommendations for diversifying the workforce.
Culture journalist Richard Morrison offers advice to returning Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan: "you are entering an alien world in which almost nobody voted Tory or for Brexit."