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Northern Ballet board seeks new chair

Northern Ballet has launched a search for a new chair to lead the company. David Forbes, who chaired the company’s board for the last two years, is stepping down to commit more time to his other business interests.

Why Waste Wayne?

In an extraordinary letter sent to Dancing Times, a group of ballet lovers and supporters of English National Ballet, who have asked to remain anonymous, wonder about the reasons behind the resignation of ENB’s artistic director, Wayne Eagling. Titled “Why Waste Wayne?”, the group also questions the judgement of ENB’s Board of Directors. We publish […]

Leeds dance building wins Best Arts Project award

The purpose-build headquarters of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has won the National Lottery Award for Best Arts Project 2011. The award comes as the two companies celebrate a year in their new home.

Arts Council cuts

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its funding decisions for the next four years. Following the 29.6 per cent cut to ACE’s own budget for 2011 to 2015, there will be a 14.9 per cent cut in its budget for funded organisations. The plan was to cut strategically, dropping 206 organisations altogether and concentrating funding […]

Rambert awarded £7 million towards its new home

Rambert Dance Company’s £19.6 million campaign to move to purpose-built headquarters on London’s South Bank has been boosted by a new award of £7 million from Arts Council England. Rambert seeks to raise the final £2.6 million, hoping to start on site in spring 2011 and to move in in spring 2013.   

Arts funding

The government’s spending review has brought hard news for arts companies.

Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company plans to reposition itself as a centre for excellence for inclusive dance practice from 2011 onwards. The company has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) for a nine-month period of research, partnership building and business plan development.

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