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Public support for the arts has grown over the past 12 months, with improved access being top of the list of objectives for public funding.
The combined value of earned and contributed income generated by NPOs in London has grown by £71m since 2010, but the North East has seen growth of just £1m over the same period.
A ten-year plan and a new approach to funding aim to demonstrate more support for arts organisations and provide greater clarity about its role and remit.
A withering letter signed by senior academics raises serious concerns about the recent ACE review of the impact of the arts and the lack of scholarship and consultation with researchers in the field.
ACE warns that relying too heavily on an unpaid workforce could jeopardise the chances of organisations achieving NPO status.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of arts interventions in dementia treatment will be key to unlocking funding, says new report.
ACW reports highest recorded levels of arts engagement among young people, although participation among adults shows some signs of decline.
ACW’s new five-year strategy rejects single artform strategies, defines the obligations of National companies and pledges to recognise the role of activity that straddles the subsidised and commercial sectors.
Boris Johnson highlights recent successes and sets out plans to help buskers and artists, but little is planned to improve access to culture in London’s outer boroughs.
The first written evidence to be published by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee reveals deep divisions in the sector over the London/regions funding balance.
Partnerships with Defra, local authorities and LEPs will be key to delivering the Arts Council’s strategy in rural communities.
ACE pledges new funding for research as review reveals the woeful lack of robust evidence underpinning claims for the instrumental impact of the arts.
Guidelines for cultural planning are included in new Government Planning Practice Guidance.