Birthday Honours bring awards for arts professionals

21 Jun 2013

ATG Co- Director Howard Panter and  Tate Director Nicholas Serota are among those honoured.

MPs show support for arts and creative industries

Parliament UK
21 Jun 2013

Labour dominates the list of those who agree that the arts are crucial to jobs and growth.

Pressure mounts for Lottery funding to replace state support for the arts

Lotto ticket
19 Jun 2013

The first parliamentary debate on the arts for five years has revealed that Lottery funding could be used to replace Grant in Aid as a means of plugging the funding gap.

Bacc (again) for the future

14 Jun 2013

Arts subjects won’t be included the first tranche of proposed changes to the structure of GCSEs.

Creative free school for those struggling in the mainstream

hand drawing
14 Jun 2013

The school will target 14-19 year olds who fail in school but have creative potential.

ACE prepares to re-structure the funding landscape as England faces further cuts

11 Jun 2013

‘Additionality’ as a principle of Lottery funding looks set to end as ACE prepares to make NPO status the preserve of major organisations if predicted arts cuts are implemented.

Flexible theatre professionals have cross-sector careers

London theatre posters
11 Jun 2013

The publicly funded sector offers artistic risk-taking, but the commercial sector will pay higher wages.

Arts included in wellbeing measures

happy audience
07 Jun 2013

A review of the criteria for tracking the nation’s wellbeing sees arts participation included for the first time.

Independence would mean stronger cultural sector for Scotland, says Culture Secretary

Edinburgh Festival
07 Jun 2013

Fiona Hyslop makes the case for culture, putting clear blue water between the cultural policy of the UK and that of Scotland.

Censorship remains a major issue for the arts

31 May 2013

Fear of public backlash and potential loss of funding is leading to direct and indirect forms of censorship, according to a new report.

New professional development opportunities for digital producers

Watershed Bristol
30 May 2013

Wales is to step up support for creative technology projects by supporting  producers to embrace the digital context.

Arts are low cost, but have low impact on children’s learning

30 May 2013

An educational spending toolkit says creative activities are beneficial but the positive impact on academic learning is low.

Shakespeare to be streamed into schools

Stratford RSC
28 May 2013

RSC aims for a global audience with three forthcoming filmed performances for cinema and online.

BP wins award for dedication to arts funding

24 May 2013

A&B describes the company as a steadfast investor in the arts regardless of the economic climate.


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