THE WORD Can the arts help bridge Britain's divides?

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.

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Three Queens, Westminster Hall, February 1952, by Ron Case.

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GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE The growing challenge of creative ambition

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

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THE WORD Looking in the mirror of art

Jacqui O’Hanlon, RSC’s director of education, reflects on the 14-18 NOW legacy creative skills programme, Make Art Not War

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TAITMAIL Arts in print – a critical juncture

By Patrick Kelly

A tweet from a frustrated music critic announces the shrinking of arts coverage in the venerable Glasgow daily, the Herald.

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Manchester – for the Greater Good?

Patrick Kelly takes a look at Greater Manchester’s first cultural strategy.

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MY STORY Enter the unexpected – Judith Dimant goes Wayward

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

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Dancing in the streets

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

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THE WORD Art breaking the gender gap

Anita Choudhrie on why it is time for the gender imbalance in art to be evened up

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Saving the curator – charity takes responsibility

A charity is stepping into new territory – funding core cultural activities. Simon Tait reports

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AI PROFILE  Turning the dial back to open the Royal Academy’s future

 Rebecca Salter RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy

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MY STORY Pencils of light

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

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