Too few people speak out about their giving, say major donors, but the Charities Aid Foundation suggests that US-style philanthropy is neither practical nor necessarily desirable in the UK.
A new government-backed craft apprenticeship initiative could help reverse falling participation in craft-related design and technology.
Expenditure on wages, payments to local suppliers and the spending habits of visiting artists and audiences have all contributed to an economic impact valued at £16.2m to the East Sussex economy.
Young musicians are benefiting from youth ensembles, but concerns are growing over their financial stability and the difficulty of recruiting musicians.
The latest AP survey reveals overwhelming support for more cultural production outside the capital, but the sector is less united on how funding balance can be achieved across England.
Three-quarters of income at the self-financing venue came from ticket sales and admission charges in 2013, though almost a half of all tickets were priced at £5.