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02 Oct 2015 Arts People

Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Clare Lilley, gives an insight into her work with sculptures, Ai Weiwei and beautiful scenery.

Young critics
29 Sep 2015 Feature

Making a name for yourself on the critic circuit is no simple task – and getting off the ground can be the hardest part of all – but Carl Woodward has some practical advice on how to do just that.

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28 Sep 2015 Feature

Jessica Bowles took students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to curate the Prague Quadrennial's SpaceLab - and found their theatrical assumptions happily challenged.

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22 Sep 2015 Feature

Recent arts graduate Gemma Whitham assesses the prospects for those, like her, seeking employment in the arts. 

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22 Sep 2015 Arts People

What’s it like to run a theatre education charity? Susan Whiddington gives a peek into her life as Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects.

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21 Sep 2015 Feature

How do you get from first gig to internationally recognised festival? Amy Pearce of EFG London Jazz Festival shares her tips.

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21 Sep 2015 Arts People

Now Artistic Director of Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Elizabeth Newman reveals what advice she’d give to her younger self.

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17 Sep 2015 Arts People

Gate Theatre’s Chris Haydon pays tribute to those who have mentored and inspired him throughout his career. 

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02 Sep 2015 Arts People

After landing her dream job at WhatsOnStage, Sita McIntosh reflects on who has inspired her career in theatre. 

06 Aug 2015 Book review

How and why do rural touring companies thrive? Sue Robinson reviews the latest contribution from Francois Matarasso, a writer who has been helping her to answer similar questions for 20 years.

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24 Jul 2015 Arts People

As Laura Drane prepares for the first celebration of #CaitlinDay, she names and profiles some inspirational women who have lived in the shadow of their higher profile partners.

23 Jul 2015 Arts People

Christy Romer spoke to four leading figures across the arts sector to ask for an answer - in their own words - to a simple question: Does the arts have a diversity problem?

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16 Jul 2015 Arts People

The new Executive Director of Northern Stage, Kate Denby, reflects on those who have guided and inspired her career.

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09 Jul 2015 Case study

The arts need leaders who can convey a clear vision and empower their staff. Well, parents practice these skills every day and it’s time we started valuing their experience, says Justine Themen.

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09 Jul 2015 Feature

It’s time to face the truth: our cultural landscape is ‘man-made’. And the course of history won’t be corrected by women alone, says Jude Kelly.

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09 Jul 2015 Case study

A production company run by two women with seven children between them is rewriting the rules that separate work and family life, explains Sarah Bird.

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09 Jul 2015 Case study

Catherine Love explains why giving emerging artists no-strings-attached support is so important.

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09 Jul 2015 Feature

The evidence suggests that a diverse workforce will bring a diverse audience. So it’s time for the arts to be bold and lead the diversity charge, says Sam Colt.

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09 Jul 2015 Feature

Being a young, female leader in the arts is a novelty - one Isobel Colchester has come to realise she must explore and celebrate, if she is to help challenge gender inequalities.

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09 Jul 2015 Case study

Are female theatre directors in the UK successful because they followed the linear, patriarchal route – or did they do it their own way, asks Amy Golding.