Nadia Fall to head Young Vic

Nadia Fall to head Young Vic

Nadia Fall, currently artistic director of the Theatre Royal Stratford East (TRSE), is to succeed Kwame Kwei-Armah at the head of the Young Vic.

Most believe orchestras are vital – ABO survey

Most believe orchestras are vital – ABO survey

Growing public support for concert music, and in particular orchestras, has been recorded in a wide-ranging survey by the Association of British Orchestras published today.

Jenny Mollica to head ENO

Jenny Mollica to head ENO

Jenny Mollica is the new CEO of English National Opera, taking up her post immediately having been interim chief executive since Stuart Murphy stood down in August.

Arts leaders back ACE in DCMS review

Arts leaders back ACE in DCMS review

Almost 250 arts leaders have written to Dame Mary Archer (pictured) to support the Arts Council against growing criticism as she embarks on a DCMS in-depth review of the organisation.

Simon Wales to take over at Bristol Beacon

Simon Wales to take over at Bristol Beacon

Louise Mitchell’s successor as CEO of Bristol Beacon is to be Simon Wales, currently head of the Stowe House Preservation Trust.

TAITMAIL   A tide of creativity

TAITMAIL A tide of creativity

Art has never been subject to boundaries, and when politicians and educationalists define science and art as separate disciplines they’re missing the point. As anyone with a scintilla of imagination knows, art is nature, nature is science, science is art.

Public wants public funding for museums – report

Public wants public funding for museums – report

In the face of swingeing cuts to the resources of local, regional and national museums, a new survey shows that the public wants our museums to be supported by public funding.

BM starts search for remake masterminds

BM starts search for remake masterminds

The British Museum has launched an international competition to find architects to redesign its western range of galleries, currently housing the Elgin Marbles, as part of its long-term £1bn restoration and recasting programme.

ACE pledges £24m more for capital investment

ACE pledges £24m more for capital investment

Arts Council England is giving £24.2m to improve cultural infrastructure in 67 organisations, it has announced today.

Seabright takes over at Horniman

Seabright takes over at Horniman

Gordon Seabright, head if the Creative Land Trust, is to be the next chief executive of the Horniman Museum in South London. He will succeed Nick Merriman, who has become CEO of English Heritage, in July.

Name change for Royal Opera House

Name change for Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is changing its name to the Royal Ballet and Opera House so that the theatre’s full range of activity is clear for potential audiences.

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM   Image of the Month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the Month

Basque refugees at Southampton by Frank Rust, 23 May 1937, Daily Mail

TAITMAIL Museums of serious fun

TAITMAIL Museums of serious fun

Art Fund has announced the shortlisted museums for the 2024 Museum of the Year award, the winner getting £120,000 and the runners-up £15,000 each. For four of the five it will be won by an institution unrecognisable as a museum by their founding fathers.

‘Peoples’ museums’ in line for £120k Art Fund prize

‘Peoples’ museums’ in line for £120k Art Fund prize

Museums that have moulded their new approach around visitors rather than collections are competing for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award.

Cartmell heads for Royal Exchange

Cartmell heads for Royal Exchange

Selina Cartmell is to be the first creative director of the Royal Exchange, Manchester, taking up the post in August.

Keegan cuts university arts funding in favour of STEM

Keegan cuts university arts funding in favour of STEM

Education secretary Gillian Keegan is cutting funding for university performing arts and creative courses in favour of  science and technology studies.

Foley to leave Birmingham Rep

Foley to leave Birmingham Rep

Sean Foley is stepping down as artistic director of Birmingham Rep, a decision he says is unconnected with Birmingham Council’s recent 100% budget cut to the company, which he said created a difficult outlook”.

Cardiff national museum may close after Gething refuses help

Cardiff national museum may close after Gething refuses help

National Museums Wales’ Cardiff flagship may have to close and 90 jobs will be axed after the Welsh government refused to step in to help.

£14.8m for industrial heritage skill building

£14.8m for industrial heritage skill building

Seven industrial heritage projects across the UK that focus on training for traditional skills are to benefit from a £14.8m grant package from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

TAITMAIL Despite the odds, orchestras are hooking new concert-goers

TAITMAIL Despite the odds, orchestras are hooking new concert-goers

This weekend, for two nights, the enormous 40,000 seat La Defense arena - which doubles as a concert venue and a rugby stadium - will be filled with excited youngsters eager to hear, not a pop star or a rock group, but the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM   Image of the Month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the Month

Sylvester Mittee’s hands by Eamonn McCabe, 1981, The Observer

Cullinan to be next BM director

Cullinan to be next BM director

Nicholas Cullinan, currently director of the National Portrait Gallery, is to head the British Museum in possibly its most troubled period in its 256-year history. The appointment was approved by 10 Downing Street today.

English Heritage opens to food bank customers

English Heritage opens to food bank customers

Users of food banks will be able to visit English Heritage properties free over the Easter break.

£33m levelling up money for museums and libraries

£33m levelling up money for museums and libraries

Nearly 70 museums and libraries in England are to benefit from the latest round of funding from the government’s Cultural Investment Fund (CIF).