Louise Mitchell to chair children’s orchestras

Louise Mitchell to chair children’s orchestras

Bristol Music Trust’s CEO Louise Mitchell is to chair the National Children’s Orchestras, the NCO announced today.

Lower threshold proposed for creative migrants

Lower threshold proposed for creative migrants

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has proposed a reduction to the salary threshold for artists and creative people in its Home Office commissioned immigration review.

Portsmouth's Georgian theatre added to At Risk register

Portsmouth's Georgian theatre added to At Risk register

The Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth, where the writer Charles Dickens was almost born, as been placed on the Theatre At Risk Register by the Theatre Trust.

Jersey plan to make museum free

Jersey plan to make museum free

Island government in talks with heritage body

Council warns of funding cut for Perth festival

Council warns of funding cut for Perth festival

Councillors agree only two more years of subsidy

ACE’s 10 year plan for creativity

ACE’s 10 year plan for creativity

Individual creativity is at the core of Arts Council England’s new ten year strategy, announced today.

Opening up a lesser known jewel

Opening up a lesser known jewel

Simon Tait on the remarkable Cleveland Museum of Art and the lessons it has for our museums and galleries

Tim Walker leaves LPO

Tim Walker leaves LPO

Timothy Walker is retiring as artistic director and managing director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra after 17 years.

TAITMAIL   Seeing straight in ACE’s 2020 vision

TAITMAIL Seeing straight in ACE’s 2020 vision

Next week Arts Council England is expected to announce its cultural strategy for the next ten years, and already it’s being forestalled by another report, called ACE in a hole.

British Council’s search for new director of arts

British Council’s search for new director of arts

The British Council is looking for a new Director of Arts to succeed Kate Arthurs, who is to stand down later this year.

Artists launch appeal to save Jarman’s garden

Artists launch appeal to save Jarman’s garden

The actor Tilda Swinton and artists Michael Craig-Martin, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Isaac Julien and Wolfgang Tillmans have launched a £3.5m appeal to save film-maker Derek Jarman’s famous garden at Dungeness in Kent.

ACE gives £4.3m for ‘resilience of diversity’

ACE gives £4.3m for ‘resilience of diversity’

Arts Council England is investing £4.3m of National Lottery funding in 45 arts organisations aiming to enhance diversity in the cultural sector through its Elevate programme.

Tony Hall steps out of BBC into National Gallery

Tony Hall steps out of BBC into National Gallery

On the day Tony Hall revealed he was leaving the BBC his appointment as chairman of the National Gallery is announced.

REMIX and the ‘collision economy’

REMIX and the ‘collision economy’

The “collision economy” is the name the organisers of the REMIX Summit give to the fastest growing business sector in Britain, worth £100bn a year to the UK: the creative industries.

 Natasha Bucknor moves to Free Word

Natasha Bucknor moves to Free Word

Talawa Theatre’s Natasha Bucknor is to join Free Word in the new role of executive director, working alongside CEO and artistic director Roma Backhouse.

Export stop on medieval guide for hermits

Export stop on medieval guide for hermits

Arts minister Helen Whately has put an export bar on a 15th century illuminated guide for those contemplating becoming hermits and anchorites.

Arts responding to climate emergency – report

Arts responding to climate emergency – report

Arts organisations are responding positively to climate change criteria, according to a new report for Arts Council England.

World’s biggest boy band connects with artists to ‘change the world’

World’s biggest boy band connects with artists to ‘change the world’

BTS, the world’s biggest boy band, is behind a global Connect project involving leading artists such as Antony Gormley.

Row over York pantomime

Row over York pantomime

Theatre boss says changes needed to arrest decline

Liz Johnson is Midlands museums guru

Liz Johnson is Midlands museums guru

Liz Johnson is moving from the National Trust to fill a new Arts Council role as director of museums collection development for the West Midlands.

Waiting on… and on

Waiting on… and on

The scheduled performance of the West End musical The Waitress was cancelled on Saturday after the lead actress in the role of Jenna, Lucie Jones, and both understudies, Olivia Moore and Sarah O’Connor, fell ill.

Chatham Dockyard chief stands down

Chatham Dockyard chief stands down

Bill Ferris, who has overseen development worth £47m in 19 years, is to retire as CEO of Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Where is it now? Lost art on web display

Where is it now? Lost art on web display

Forty of the world’s most famous lost works of art have been given new light via a special website.

English Heritage acquires Hadrian fort

English Heritage acquires Hadrian fort

English Heritage has been given a Roman fort in Hadrian’s Wall to be part of the National Heritage Collection.