BBC hires more highly paid arts execsmain
The BBC is planning increased arts investment, it says today:
BBC Two will increase its resources for arts and music, whilst BBC Four becomes the home of arts and music performance and will bring together collections of the most distinctive content from the BBC’s rich archive. The BBC will also open up its entire BBC Local Radio network to local arts organisations.
The BBC needs to be in the best possible shape to drive forward these ambitions. A new structure will see Arts and Classical Music TV commissioning fully integrated into BBC Content under the leadership of Patrick Holland. As the Director of a new Factual, Arts and Classical Music genre, Patrick will take on an expanded remit.
Two new leadership roles have been created: a new Head Of Arts And Classical Music and a dedicated TV commissioner responsible for the BBC Proms and classical music on TV to guarantee classical music specialism is retained at the heart of commissioning within the broader factual team.
Patrick Holland starts in his new role as Director of Factual, Arts & Classical Music in April. He will start the process of recruiting a new Head of Arts and Classical Music immediately. Meanwhile Lamia Dabboussy will act up as Head of Arts.