The Arts Desk

The Arts Desk
Type of site
Available in English
Commercial Yes
Registration Yes

The Arts Desk ( is a British arts journalism website containing reviews, interviews, news and other content related to music, theatre, television, films and other art forms written by journalists from a variety of traditional and web-based publications.[1][2]

It launched in September 2009 as a shareholder collective. Its honorary chairman 2010–2013 was Sir John Tusa, former managing director of the BBC World Service and Barbican Arts Centre.

In 2012, it won an Online Media Award as the best specialist journalism site jointly with the website for The Economist.[3]

Notable contributors include Aleks Sierz, Jasper Rees, Ismene Brown, Joe Muggs, Tom Birchenough, David Nice, Kieron Tyler and Alexandra Coghlan.


  1. "The Arts Desk". The Independent. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. "The Arts Desk".
  3. "Online Media Awards".

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