Monday, 18 July 2016
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While match funding can be a “brilliant booster” for charitable fundraising, it must not be relied on as a silver bullet, researchers have warned.

Match-funding schemes can increase the response rate to charitable appeals by up to 110%, and increase campaign revenue by 50%, a new report has claimed. It finds match-funding schemes to be more effective at encouraging current donors to give more than emergency appeals and Christmas call-outs. The research is published in a new report into the effectiveness of match funding in the UK, co-... read more
Friday, 22 July 2016

Deputy Chief Executive Iain Munro has said that new arts funding models will have to be considered in these unprecedented times.

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Creative Scotland has warned that the number of Regularly Funded Organisations (RFO) it is able to support may be cut following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. “Pressure on Scottish Government budgets is expected to continue in the coming years,” Deputy Chief Executive Iain Munro wrote... read more
Friday, 22 July 2016

Almost 50 new approaches to finance, collaboration and fundraising have been put forward in the Birmingham Cultural Investment Enquiry.

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Ballet on the Buses. Pete Ashton (CC BY-NC 2.0)

A city endowment for culture and a tourist tax are among the proposals put forward by an inquiry into boosting cultural investment in Birmingham. The three-month investigation, The Birmingham Cultural Investment Enquiry, was launched in April by Birmingham City Council with support from the... read more
Friday, 22 July 2016

Two years of discussions with artists and galleries have found overwhelming support for implementing a basic fee framework for visual artists.

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Publicly-funded galleries are being urged to help implement a basic fee framework for artists over the next five years by a-n’s Paying Artists campaign. It is also calling for a ‘Paying Artists Working Party’ to be established, to further learning about fair pay in specific exhibition contexts,... read more
Friday, 22 July 2016

Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble are one of the ‘Creative Agents’ collaborating with schools in a scheme that aims to reach a third of Welsh schools by 2020.

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Almost 150 schools are set to join Wales’ Lead Creative Schools scheme, the five-year project that aims to embed creativity in the classroom. This will take the number of primary and secondary schools involved in the scheme to 276, supporting the goal of targeting one third of all Welsh schools by... read more
Thursday, 21 July 2016

Three new funds will help arts organisations become more resilient and more accessible to older people.

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Opening the arts up to older people and boosting the sustainability of arts organisation are the priorities of three new strategic funds launched by Arts Council England (ACE). ACE will direct £3m of Lottery funds to a programme helping arts organisations become more accessible to older people over... read more
Friday, 15 July 2016

The Creative Industries Federation’s International Advisory Council will share examples of best practice, policy and innovation from around the world.

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Godromil (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

An International Advisory Council has been established by the Creative Industries Federation to discover and share examples of best practice, policy and innovation from around the world. The Federation said Britain has lessons to learn if it wants to safeguard its position as a global cultural... read more
Friday, 15 July 2016

England’s public forests will continue to host artworks following a renewed commitment by the two government bodies.

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Arts Council England (ACE) and the Forestry Commission will continue their Forest Art Works programme until 2020 after signing a renewed Memorandum of Understanding. In the new agreement, the two bodies pledge to deliver new art projects across all Forest Districts and Arts Council areas,... read more
Friday, 15 July 2016

A cross-party group is gathering evidence of the arts improving people’s health and wellbeing for a new study.

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Examples of arts projects that impacted positively on participants’ health and wellbeing are being sought by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, as part of an inquiry launched with King’s College London. The evidence will be used to inform the inquiry and its... read more