£1m kick-starts National Endowment for Music in Wales

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17 Feb 2017

The Welsh Government fund aims to start helping young people develop their musical talents by 2020.

Arts Council prepares to fund an additional 216 NPOs from 2018

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10 Feb 2017

As many as 900 arts organisations and museums could be admitted into the national portfolio in the next funding round.

Arts Council of Wales grilled over spending decision

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10 Feb 2017

ACW Chief Executive Nick Capaldi said he was “saddened” by the apparent clash with Arts&Business Cymru over its funding model.

Catalyst created an arts fundraising ‘culture change’, report finds

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10 Feb 2017

88% of arts organisations involved in Arts Council England’s funding programme have committed to maintaining or increasing the money they spend on fundraising.

Arts funding cuts bite hard in Northern Ireland

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01 Feb 2017

Income generating activities by ACNI’s core-funded organisations have failed to offset the loss of Government funding and artists’ costs have been slashed to balance budgets.

ABO: “Orchestras cannot continue doing more for less”

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27 Jan 2017

Successful audience development strategies have not led to an increase in earned income, and public funding must be restored, a new report has concluded.

Quality European partnerships

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19 Jan 2017

Cultural organisations can still bid for Creative Europe funding – now and possibly after the UK has left the EU. Christoph Jankowski explains why you should consider it.

City of London revives plans for world-class concert hall

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13 Jan 2017

£2.5m has been pledged to enable the feasibility study for the £278m venue to be concluded after the Government pulled out. 

Manchester Factory gets council go-ahead

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13 Jan 2017

The new venue will be run by Manchester International Festival, which could see its NPO funding swell from £730k to £9.7m annually.

Creative industries to be “at the heart” of new industrial strategy

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10 Jan 2017

Business Secretary Greg Clark has promised that the creative industries will have a big part to play in the Government’s new strategy.

Matching the crowd

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05 Jan 2017

Can financial incentives prompt donors to give more, or more often? In their second article on crowdfunding in the arts, Peter Baeck and Sam Mitchell discuss the findings of a new match-funding scheme.

The Factory Manchester prepares £9m NPO bid

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22 Dec 2016

A successful bid would make The Factory the sixth largest National Portfolio Organisation.

Scottish arts organisations prepare for funding standstill

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16 Dec 2016

National companies funded directly by the Government have reacted positively to the Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2017/18, given the wider economic context.

More Grant in Aid must go to regional arts organisations, MPs say

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16 Dec 2016

The DCMS, Arts Council England and national arts organisations must all do more to support culture in the regions, a select committee has concluded. 

Further cuts for Birmingham arts organisations

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15 Dec 2016

The leaders of the city’s recent Cultural Investment Enquiry are demanding “a radical new proposition” for the way the sector and the City Council work together.

Arts funding system causes BAME organisations to fail, paper claims

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09 Dec 2016

BAME-led organisations are short-term beneficiaries but long-term victims of traditional arts funding, a paper has claimed.

Prosper programme to give arts organisations business advice

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09 Dec 2016

Strengthening the resilience of the cultural sector is the aim of a new 15-month Arts Council England programme. 

Collaborating with the crowds

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08 Dec 2016

Crowdfunding is a growing into a vital source of finance for the arts. In their first of two articles on crowdfunding in the arts, Peter Baeck and Sam Mitchell offer some tips on successful campaigning.

Book review: The Arts Dividend

30 Nov 2016

Jessica Tanghetti finds Darren Henley’s book about why investment in culture pays full of soul and passion but lacking a call to action. 

Winners and losers as arts organisations diversify income

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29 Nov 2016

New figures reveal the volatile nature of arts income as National Portfolio Organisations become more reliant on private sources of revenue. 

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