A domestic crisis
As our leading arts institutions look abroad to fill their key roles, Anthony Field fpr The Stage asks if UK training should be doing more to find the next generation closer to home.
The recent appointment to top jobs of Michael Lynch to the South Bank, Tim Walker to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Judith Isherwood to the Millennium Stadium all have one thing in common - all three administrators are from Australia. The performing arts scene is and should be increasingly international but is it the fault of the UK's senior training courses that we are missing out by not filling our top posts with local talent?
Clearly the Clare Duffield Foundation thinks so, as it is now looking into this problem of finding and training the leading figures required by the whole arts and entertainments industry.
We have so many excellent middle-management staff who shun assuming the top responsibility for running our major performing companies and who flinch from the legal and financial liabilities that have to be assumed if they become board members. click for more