Milton Keynes scoops the first ACE ‘Exceptional Award’

An avenue of trees
03 Jan 2014

A £215k grant from Arts Council England will bring a large-scale intergenerational dance project to Milton Keynes.

More DCMS cuts will see ACE grant in aid budget squeezed again

20 Dec 2013

Arts Council England prepares to cut NPOs again next year, but strategic funding will take the hit from 2015/16.

Organisations to share £1m fund for arts and older people

An elderly lady paints during an arts workshop
19 Dec 2013

Four projects will provide greater access to the arts for people living in residential and nursing homes.

New £10m initiative to bring more capital into the arts sector

19 Dec 2013

Tailored support is being made available to non-profit arts organisations wanting to access social investment to develop commercial opportunities.

Fresh approach for Voluntary Arts

17 Dec 2013

Campaigning for policies that will affirm the value of local cultural infrastructure is at the heart of a three-year strategic plan to support the activities of the voluntary arts sector.

Thought leaders line up for debate

Watershed in Bristol and The Guildhall in York
13 Dec 2013

‘No Boundaries’ aims to break the conference mould and stimulate debate among leaders and emerging leaders on new directions for the arts.

Cultural hub to be centrepiece of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - the river next to a stadium
13 Dec 2013

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged support for a major new higher education and cultural district on the former Olympic site in East London.

Energy evidence paints mixed picture

12 Dec 2013

New reporting on environmental impact has generated baseline figures, but progress is being hindered by lack of data.

‘ENO Screen’ follows the digital trend

Opera performance
12 Dec 2013

The latest cinema initiative will see English National Opera’s productions broadcast live.

Commission to focus on Cultural Value

10 Dec 2013

The Warwick Commission is aiming to develop new policy thinking and practical recommendations related to the long-term sustainability of culture in the face of tough economic challenges.

Sector says no to using Lottery funding for core activity

06 Dec 2013

AP’s first Pulse survey has revealed that three-quarters want a separate application process for Lottery funding and two-thirds reject the use of arts Lottery cash for the core funding of NPOs.

Tate members to resign over oil sponsorship deal

People dressed in black stand in large gallery
06 Dec 2013

Members Council refuses to engage with concerns about BP’s brand association.

£10m for arts commissions to commemorate First World War centenary

06 Dec 2013

Commissions by leading artists from Britain and around the world will mark the centenary of the First World War as part of the UK’s official centenary commemorations.

Autumn statement tax windfall for theatre

A horse puppet is paraded through the West End of London
05 Dec 2013

Government support for the creative industries will include tax relief for new work in theatres and for touring productions to regional theatres.

New home for Rambert on London’s South Bank

Dancers in the new Marie Rambert ballet studio
03 Dec 2013

Britain’s national contemporary dance company has taken up residence in its new £19.6m purpose-built home on London’s South Bank.

Specialist dance injury clinic opens in Birmingham

A dancer being treated at Birmingham Royal Ballet's Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries
03 Dec 2013

The region’s dancers will be offered dance-specific healthcare and dance science services.

Better access will make the arts vote winners, says Goodman

29 Nov 2013

Labour calls for Lottery money to be better attuned to the different regional needs and communities.

Lottery Good Causes funds down by £90m

28 Nov 2013

A fall in Lottery ticket sales means funding to Good Causes is dwindling.

Opportunities missed for arts and sport collaboration

Olympic stadium and The Orbit sculpture during London Olympics opening ceremony
28 Nov 2013

More should be done to integrate the arts into the planning and delivery of major events, to develop the cultural legacy of London 2012.

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