Written on Friday, 24 November 2023
Christoph Lindner, the dean of the built environment and professor of urban studies at University College London, is to be the next vice-chancellor (formerly rector) of the Royal College of Art, succeeding Paul Thompson.
Written on Thursday, 23 November 2023
David Pickard is to step down as director of the BBC Proms after nine years. He will leave next October after the end of the 2024 festival.
Vicky Cheetham and Sandeep Mahal are to be interim executive directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company while the search continues for a replacement of Catherine Mallyon, who leaves at Christmas.
Natasha Grande on the pitfalls for divorcing artists and how to avoid them
There is a Tribute Page for Patrick, whose obituary you can see reproduced below. Via his page you can make a contribution to the fund for St Leonard’s Hospice, York, which cared for Patrick in his last weeks.
The Imperial War Museum’s newest permanent exhibition could hardly be more timely with war splitting the Middle East and the world frantic for news of what is happening beyond the bombing and the barriers. On the front line, as ever, are the journalists, photographers and cameraman whose heroism largely goes unrecorded. In World War Two 69 journalists were killed, in the 20-year Vietnam War 63 died. Since October 7, 48 journalists have died in Gaza, three more are missing.
Written on Tuesday, 21 November 2023
The Theatre Artists Fund set up by director Sam Mendes two years ago to support theatre workers financially stricken because of the Covid pandemic has announced a £1.5m roll-out at the end of a two-year pilot period.
Written on Thursday, 16 November 2023
The Jerwood Foundation, which has supported emerging talent and excellence in the arts and crafts since 1977, has confirmed the merger of its charity and its arts arm to make a single grant-giving body offering up to £2m a year.
Written on Monday, 13 November 2023
Ann Scher, founder in 1968 of the drama school Anna Scher Theatre has died aged 78.
Written on Wednesday, 08 November 2023
Jim Hutchison , '”Have a heart, Ref”, Manchester United v Nottingham Forest, 18th January 1986, Daily Mail, by Jim Hutchison
Written on Tuesday, 07 November 2023
The UK’s four arts councils have joined together to create a new access scheme for disabled, D/deaf and neuro-divergent arts audiences.
Helen Wallace, the former editor of BBC Music, is to be the next head of music at the Barbican Centre.
Written on Monday, 06 November 2023
A one-off Emergency Crisis Grant Award has been launched by the Royal Theatrical Fund (RTF) to help theatre workers with essential needs as they struggle in the cost-of-living crisis.
Written on Friday, 27 October 2023
Britannia Morton has been appointed the first female CEO of Sadler’s Wells since its founder, Lilian Baylis.
Written on Thursday, 26 October 2023
Theatres across the UK are to dim their lights this evening in tribute to the producer Bill Kenwright, who has died aged 78.
Written on Monday, 23 October 2023
The new director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland is to be Anne Lyden, currently co-director of collections and research at the galleries.
Patrick Kelly, the co-founder and co-editor of Arts Industry, has died. He leaves a wife and two daughters.
Written on Tuesday, 17 October 2023
The last images to be taken of Queen Elizabeth before her death last September is the first IMAGO Photograph of the Year.
Written on Monday, 16 October 2023
Nick Merriman, director of the award-winning Horniman Museum in South London, is to be the next CEO of English Heritage.
Martyn Brabbins has resigned as music director of English National Opera in protest at swingeing cuts to the orchestra and chorus.
Written on Friday, 13 October 2023
When the Heritage Lottery Fund first emerged from the National Lottery bonanza 30 years ago its first chairman, Lord Jacob Rothschild, had lunch with a group of arts journalists who asked him what the new fund would do. “That’s what I was hoping you would be able to tell me” he joked.
Written on Thursday, 12 October 2023
Arts Council England has begun a survey of freelancers in the cultural sector to gauge the level of support that is needed.
Samantha Lindley, creative director of Threshold Studios and the Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture, on creative digital placemaking
Written on Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Amit Sharma, currently associate director at the Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, is to replace Indhu Rubasingham as the theatre’s artistic director and CEO.