Jill Rutter, director of strategy and relationships at the think tank British Future, is co-author of its new report Crossing Divides: How arts and heritage can bring us together.
Moya Maxwell, executive director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance since September 2018 having come from the Royal Institute of British Architects, on the joys and hardships of managing a small arts company
Jacqui O’Hanlon, RSC’s director of education, reflects on the 14-18 NOW legacy creative skills programme, Make Art Not War
By Patrick Kelly
A tweet from a frustrated music critic announces the shrinking of arts coverage in the venerable Glasgow daily, the Herald.
Patrick Kelly takes a look at Greater Manchester’s first cultural strategy.
Wayward is a new production company specialising in new work from unexpected sources. Its first production opens at the Barbican Theatre on March 28, an adaptation by the Irish playwright Enda Walsh of Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, starring Cillian Murphy. Wayward’s founder and producer is Judith Dimant
Behind the gloss of post-Olympic prosperity, the communities of Newham are still seriously challenged. For 30 years East London Dance has been lifting their hearts and aspirations and now, as it prepares for its third Ideas Summit, it is contemplating its own biggest step forward. Simon Tait talks to its director, Polly Risbridger
Anita Choudhrie on why it is time for the gender imbalance in art to be evened up
A charity is stepping into new territory – funding core cultural activities. Simon Tait reports
Rebecca Salter RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy
An exhibition, Multicolour, organised by Simon Butler, the founder of Migrate Art, opens in Mayfair on March 19 with work by artists including Michael Craig-Martin, Maggi Hambling, Mark Wallinger and Sara Shamma, all of which will be auctioned three weeks later. https://www.myartbroker.com/migrateart