While NPOs attract regular attenders, independent theatre is more successful at broadening the theatre audience base, suggests new report.
NLGN praises local authorities seeking new models for delivering arts and culture, and calls on more to do the same in the face of continuing cuts.
A lack of focus on the needs of the public has been criticised in an independent review.
Government announces extra funds and ends fears that local authorities will be asked to terminate music services.
New proposals for GCSEs and A levels specify the subject content of arts subject qualifications from 2016.
Just a third of art and design teachers say their subjects are highly valued by senior management – fewer in state schools than independent schools.
Arts organisations call for better evaluation tools as research reveals that the cultural sector is under-selling its role in promoting wellbeing and stronger communities.
Arts Council England is preparing to make its funding data more accessible as the National Audit Office reports on Government grant services and a Public Administration Select Committee turns its attention to the accountability of quangos and public bodies.
New entertainment licensing exemptions will apply to local authorities, hospitals, schools, nurseries and tented circuses.