A significant drop in the number of young people participating in dance is being masked in government statistics by an increase in those making films and going to the cinema.
Plans for The Factory Manchester get the go ahead, but current costings leave the council with £25m to raise before 2019.
Ranging from acting as a critical friend to champion of the arts, a report by London Councils offers specific recommendations on how local authorities can fill the gap left by falling funding.
The legal framework governing freedom of expression is the subject of new guidance for arts professionals planning to programme challenging or controversial works.
A study among charity trustees and chief executives has found differing perceptions of the role of the board.
The UK’s best outdoor arts companies will be helped to promote and export their work around the globe as part of a new three-year strategic programme.
Spending Review promises “radical steps” towards the devolution of power across the UK and cuts of up to 40%, but Arts Council England’s Lottery stockpile could soften the blow.