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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Ann Scher, founder in 1968 of the drama school Anna Scher Theatre has died aged 78.
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.
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.