The Department for Education is warning that there should be no money in local authority education budgets for extra-curricular music and arts.
Creu Cymru is to lead on the development of a ‘National Disabled Visitors’ Card Scheme’ in Wales.
Public support for the arts has grown over the past 12 months, with improved access being top of the list of objectives for public funding.
The combined value of earned and contributed income generated by NPOs in London has grown by £71m since 2010, but the North East has seen growth of just £1m over the same period.
A ten-year plan and a new approach to funding aim to demonstrate more support for arts organisations and provide greater clarity about its role and remit.
A withering letter signed by senior academics raises serious concerns about the recent ACE review of the impact of the arts and the lack of scholarship and consultation with researchers in the field.