Friday, 02 October 2015
Emergency Exit Arts

The Theatre in England research will report on the theatre ecology across the commercial and not-for-profit sectors in preparation for Arts Council England’s 2018 funding round.

A root and branch investigation of theatre production, presentation, and audience demand in England will provide an overview that Arts Council England (ACE) will use to inform decisions on how it will “continue to support theatre effectively and intelligently from 2018.” Prompted by “increasing funding challenges, together with the changing nature of the artform and its audiences” the ‘Theatre in... read more
Friday, 02 October 2015

The Creative Industries Federation report into diversity in the workplace reveals that the sector is failing itself financially and socially by being inherently under-representative.

Diverse heads sculpture
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Large, small, public and voluntary arts organisations in the creative sector should urgently review their hiring practices and ban unpaid internships to be truly representative, advises a new report by The Creative Industries Federation. Failure to adequately represent women, disabled people and... read more
Friday, 02 October 2015
Fox violin lights
Photo: Bryan Ledgard (CC BY 2.0)
Eight arts projects will be selected to receive £5,000 and business support from the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts, being launched by the Arts Council of Wales and Nesta to help organisations experiment with digital technologies. A number of these will then receive up to £75,000 and... read more
Friday, 02 October 2015
Glasgow bridge night
Photo: Giuseppe Milo (CC BY 2.0)
A comprehensive review of the visual arts sector in Scotland is to be informed by the findings from an online consultation. The Scottish Contemporary Art Network has been commissioned by Creative Scotland to undertake an initial mapping exercise of the visual arts across the country to reveal the... read more
Friday, 25 September 2015

Hull commits to creative apprenticeships ahead of its year as City of Culture 2017.

The Bell
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44 apprenticeships for young people are to be created in Hull in the run up to the city’s year as City of Culture 2017. A consortium led by CapeUK, Arts Council England’s Bridge organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber, and working with Hull Training and Adult Education, has secured a £90,000... read more
Friday, 25 September 2015

A government-commissioned panel is calling for a ‘Fundraising Preference Service’ to be established, allowing the public to opt out of fundraising communications from charities.

Donate Box
Photo: Yukiko Matsuoka (CC BY 2.0)
The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has been an ineffective regulator of fundraising and has lost the confidence of the public and charities, according to a damning report which could have implications for arts sector fundraisers if its proposals are adopted. Commissioned by the Government... read more
Thursday, 24 September 2015

Arts organisations in Wales have been told whether they will be admitted into the Arts Council of Wales’ new portfolio of Regularly Funded Organisations.

Arts Alive Wales event
Photo: Nathan Morgan
Four new arts organisations are to become Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) in Wales, while five leave the Arts Council’s portfolio, following a “transparent” Investment Review in which “exemplary and exceptional” artistic activity has been prioritised over work aimed at community development.... read more
Monday, 21 September 2015
Arts Award, the scheme that supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders, has named 1 October as ‘Start Your Arts Award Day’. As part of the award’s tenth birthday celebrations, Arts Award centres across the UK – including schools, arts organisations, libraries, museums and clubs –... read more
Friday, 18 September 2015
Crucible building
Photo: Rev Stan (CC BY 2.0)
Sheffield Theatres has launched a ‘Public Dress Rehearsal’ scheme to raise funds. Members of the public will be invited to watch the final dress rehearsal of a performance for a minimum donation of £1. The initiative – which Sheffield Theatres suggested to AP is the first of its kind in the country... read more