Arts Council chief goes part-timemain
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.