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Fancy going in & shaking up the Arts Council?

Some jobs going… All London based, I link to a couple of them but you can find out more on artsjobonline or Arts Council site. Early November deadline.
Director, Theatre Strategy click to apply
Director, Visual Arts Strategy click to apply
Director, Dance Strategy
Director, Grants for the Arts, £50,000 – £60,000
Director, Learning and Skills Strategy
Director, Literature Strategy
Director, Regularly Funded Organisations, £41,565 – £45,943
This is their blurb…:”The arts don’t stand still. And neither do we. We are now entering one of the most exciting and challenging periods of artistic, social and technological change. As the recognised voice for the arts in England we are changing to meet these challenges and will focus more on national leadership, strategic development and planning and making a stronger case for the arts. We aim to provide the ideal platform for the future development of the arts in all their present day diversity….”

Just don’t fall in to the trap that has this Ambulance blogger annoyed.

“We [London Ambulance Service]… ‘underachieved’ at “Deliver a ten percentage point increase per year in the proportion of people suffering from a heart attack who receive thrombolysis within 60 minutes of calling for professional help.” – Is this because we don’t do thrombolysis in London, instead we take the patient to an angioplasty centre, which is much better for the patient….”

Is this another case of tick boxing and percentages gone wrong….

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  • About me

    I'm a playwright and investment analyst. I have a broad range of interests: food, gardening, innovation & intellectual property, sustainability, architecture & design, writing and the arts. I sit on the board of Talawa Theatre Company and advise a CIS investment trust on socially responsible investments.

  • Recent Work

    Recent plays include, for theatre: Nakamitsu, Yellow Gentlemen, Lost in Peru, Lemon Love. For radio: Places in Between (R4), Patent Breaking Life Saving (WS).

  • Nakamitsu

  • Yellow Gentlemen