MPs call for more transparency over Lottery sales and spend

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22 Jun 2018

A letter signed by 30 Labour MPs expresses concern that National Lottery ticket buyers are subsidising arts and community projects in cities while their own areas miss out.

Inquiry slams Creative Scotland over management failure

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22 Jun 2018

MSPs are “very concerned” by the national arts funder’s handling of its Regular Funding application process.

£20m place-based arts fund a ‘new approach to investment’

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22 Jun 2018

Four or five urban areas in England’s regions will be awarded up to £7m in Government funding to support cultural regeneration.

Closures as NPOs have arts council funding offers withdrawn

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15 Jun 2018

Three theatre organisations that were made funding offers last year have not been accepted into Arts Council England’s national portfolio.

Data map reveals levels of arts engagement across England

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15 Jun 2018

The data will be used by Arts Council England to inform a £24m investment in new areas through its Creative People and Places programme.

Decline of National Lottery sales begins to reverse

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08 Jun 2018

A 1.7% increase in returns to the arts has been credited to a “nice run of luck” and a series of new initiatives by National Lottery operator Camelot.

Creative Scotland trials matched crowdfunding scheme

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06 Jun 2018

The launch follows research into the power of match funding to boost public donations to arts organisations and increase fundraising skills.

Time, space and money

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31 May 2018

Many artists find it difficult to sustain their practice early on in their careers. Nicola Sim shares the findings of her research into how arts organisations and funders can best support them.

Europe plans €400m increase to culture budget

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23 May 2018

The proposed 27% increase would take funding for the creative and cultural sector up to €1.9bn for the years 2021-27.

Visual arts organisation ‘throws in the towel’ after 40 years

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22 May 2018

Exeter’s Spacex has marked its demise by publishing a satirical conversation around the imbalance of power between those in- and outside ACE’s regularly funded network.

Hopes dashed for Lottery funding recovery

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18 May 2018

The National Lottery operator has said it hopes to increase returns for good causes by £80m by 2020, following a £300m fall in recent years.

In conversation: Researching cultural value

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17 May 2018

Do we know more about the worth of the arts than we did 30 years ago or have we been going in circles? Researcher Patrycja Kaszynska and consultant Ian David Moss discuss researching the value of culture in the UK and the US.

Letter: Facing a closed door

16 May 2018

Stunting community and voluntary arts organisations by restricting access to capital funding will hurt the whole sector in the long term, warns Emma Harvey.

ACE less able to support arts organisations in crisis

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11 May 2018

A £2.1m fall in the national funder’s annual NPO contingency budget means its ability to respond to requests for financial intervention will be reduced.

Welsh lottery failure brings arts grants programme to an end

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11 May 2018

Plans to distribute £5m to good causes have been frustrated by the collapse of Loteri Cymru, which failed to attract sufficient lottery players.

Artists call for ACE to take more risks and better defend regions

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04 May 2018

A candid response by What Next? Newcastle Gateshead to Arts Council England’s ten-year strategy consultation tells ACE to listen to the arts community in each region and “not lump everyone into the ‘North’”.

Arts sector fears being too poor to refuse ‘unethical’ donations

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27 Apr 2018

New research by AP reveals that few arts organisations have an ethical fundraising policy, although most think they are vulnerable to reputational damage.

Survival skills for the new normal

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26 Apr 2018

The Boosting Resilience programme is helping the sector develop new approaches to resilience based on creative assets and intellectual property. Sara Jones and Evelyn Wilson introduce the programme.

How bad is bad?

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25 Apr 2018

Are problems of ethics in danger of making the arts unfundable? Michelle Wright addresses some uncomfortable questions.

No room for neutrals

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23 Apr 2018

Chris Garrard believes that no one should be neutral in the debate on ethical sponsorship.

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