Arts Council chief goes part-time

Simon Mellor, Executive Director Arts and Culture for Arts Council England, has been deputed to work two days a week in Manchester as project director for the new £78m Factory theatre.

Let’s figure this out: either the ACE doesn’t need a full-time exec director, or Manchester’s project is in such trouble that the rest of England can go hang two days a week while the boss dons a hard hat.

Either way, the ACE’s clumsy executive structure needs cutting down. Too many bosses, not enough work.


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  • “…either the ACE doesn’t need a full-time exec director…”

    Well, since the last line of the article is “ACE has now started looking for a part-time executive director of arts and culture” presumably they do need the role filled 5 days a week.

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