Arts Council of Wales to introduce workforce diversity targets

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14 Sep 2018

At the heart of its new 5-year Corporate Plan is a commitment to ensuring diversity among those it funds, and to improving the financial resilience of both arts organisations and individual artists.

Research to track pay in the cultural sector

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06 Sep 2018

Employees, freelance workers, artists and business owner-managers are being encouraged to contribute to ArtsPay, the first annual survey of earnings.

Europe-wide project aims to create network of minority theatres

04 May 2017

(IN CROATIAN) Five minority theatres in Romania, Italy, Serbia, Albania and Croatia will combine to produce a play and a series of workshops in Spring 2018 using European Union funding.

New York opera security scare after powder sprinkled into orchestra pit

31 Oct 2016

The Metropolitan Opera cancelled a performance during the interval as a safety precaution after somebody sprinkled an unknown powder into the pit.

Library scoops £3,000 in the National Lottery Awards

25 Aug 2016

St Helens Libraries’ Cultural Hubs attracted over 2,000 votes to be named Best Arts Project for its work promoting health and wellbeing.

Almeida sets up youth board

20 Sep 2018

Nine people aged between 18 and 25 have been chosen to meet once a month to “provoke, inspire and create positive change” at the venue.

Royal Opera House completes £50m revamp

20 Sep 2018

The organisation hopes the three-year transformation, which includes new public spaces and a new performance space, will help the opera house lose its elitist tag.

New South London Gallery building opens

19 Sep 2018

Located just opposite the main site, the former Peckham Road Fire Station building opens after a renovation this weekend. Alongside hosting exhibitions, it will run an education and events programme.

Arts Council joins forces with HLF

18 Sep 2018

A new Memorandum of Understanding, in place until 2020, includes commitments for both bodies to share data on the use of Lottery funding more effectively and to align funding processes where possible.

Arts projects funded through coastal fund

18 Sep 2018

£60k has been granted to a South Shields project to turn a pit head building into a cultural hub through the Government’s £6m Coastal Communities Fund. Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre has also been provided with £800k for a project training people working in the tourism and culture sectors.

V&A Dundee driving up local house prices

18 Sep 2018

Although the city remains one of the cheapest in Scotland to buy a house – with an average price of £141k, compared to £169k nationally – house prices jumped by 5.7% in the past year as the museum neared completion, new research finds.

EU copyright changes could benefit artists

17 Sep 2018

Publishers and creative artists could receive more money from tech giants that share their content under changes to copyright law that have been approved by the European Parliament.

Dundee theatre looks to relocate

17 Sep 2018

Director Andrew Panton has said that Dundee Rep’s current building is “probably not” the best way to serve the city’s needs, and he would like to see a capital campaign for a venue with more capacity and a studio space.

Cultural merger on the cards in Perthshire

14 Sep 2018

Perth and Kinross Council has expressed interest in a merger between Horsecross Arts and Culture Perth and Kinross, which have both been directed to save a total of £144k over the next three years. A final recommendation is expected in November.

Arts organisations back legacy giving campaign

14 Sep 2018

26 cultural and heritage organisations, including Birmingham Hippodrome, have supported the annual ‘Remember a Charity’ week, urging supporters to leave a charitable gift in their will.

Simon Rattle sets up music academy

14 Sep 2018

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) conductor’s East London initiative will offer free training to talented musicians aged 11-18, as part of plans to make the LSO reflective of the diversity of the capital.

Creative Scotland ‘very concerned’ about lottery reform proposals

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14 Sep 2018

The funder says that increasing prize and sales limits for society lotteries could negatively impact quality of life for people and communities across the UK.

Call for free business support for arts sector

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14 Sep 2018

Arts professionals show a “continuing aversion” to the language of business support, despite a strong interest in accessing business support services.

Scottish Government promises new fund to protect culture after Brexit

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13 Sep 2018

The programme will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships.

Academics and arts sector join forces in £80m creative clusters scheme

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13 Sep 2018

Funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council will also support a new Policy and Evidence Centre, aiming to improve decision-making in the creative industries.

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