A new report calls on the Government to help develop more creative clusters outside London and the South East, to give the whole population the chance to share in the success of the booming creative industries.
The arts centre, which has equal numbers of male and female managers, has been included in ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’.
Almost £1m is being directed towards partnership initiatives that will generate new sources of funding linked to improved cultural education outcomes for young people.
The SNP will back the retention of the Video Games tax relief, but makes no mention of arts-related fiscal incentives.
WMC’s sustainable business model has prompted the award, which goes only to organisations recognised as having achieved the very highest levels of excellence.
A group of venues in the North of England has made a commitment to supporting attempts by new and emerging artists to get their work programmed.
All bar UKIP affirm the value of the arts and culture in society, but only The Greens commit to increased funding and a more holistic integration of the arts into social progress.
Economists have attempted to quantify the extent to which increased tax revenues and health care cost savings are being realised from arts attendance and participation.
A survey by UK Giving paints the broadest picture to date of donors’ habits and attitudes.