New Chief Executive for English National Opera

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09 Mar 2018

Television Executive Stuart Murphy will lead ENO from April as it re-enters Arts Council England’s national portfolio for the next four years.

Boost for London culture in Mayor’s £24m regeneration drive

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09 Mar 2018

East London Dance and Urban Development will use the funding to create the UK’s first National Talent House for Urban Culture.

Loss of EU arts funding would hit pro-Brexit regions hardest

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02 Mar 2018

AP analysis finds EU culture spend per person is highest in the English regions with the largest proportion of ‘leave’ voters.

Uproar as arms dealer sponsors Great Exhibition of the North

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01 Mar 2018

BAE Systems, accused of “profiteering from the deaths of innocent children” in Yemen, is one of the Exhibition’s three ‘Premier Partners’.

Five-year core funding granted to arts development organisations

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01 Mar 2018

A new Paul Hamlyn Foundation initiative will see What Next? and the Cultural Learning Alliance receive £150k each to “continue their core mission”.

Waltham Forest and Brent crowned London Boroughs of Culture

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27 Feb 2018

The two boroughs will each receive £1.35m and will hold the awards in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

No future for Government’s Cultural Citizens programme

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23 Feb 2018

Despite a successful pilot programme in schools, no funding has been confirmed for the arts programme originally announce by David Cameron.

Creative Scotland: ‘Our reputation has been severely damaged’

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23 Feb 2018

The national funder has announced a root and branch review of its funding processes following public outcry that led to it reversing cuts to five arts organisations.

European Union contributes £40m a year to UK culture

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23 Feb 2018

New research by Arts Council England, produced to inform the Brexit negotiations, has highlighted the negative impact losing funding and free movement could have on the sector.

Arts Council reduces funding for The Space by 48%

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21 Feb 2018

The digital art agency has described its reduced budget as “an excellent opportunity to sharpen our focus”.

Heritage Lottery Fund consults on becoming more commercial

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21 Feb 2018

Grant-giving will be disrupted for the next year, as the funder considers introducing loans and corporate funding objectives from 2019.

Museum and galleries funding must be “urgently” increased

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21 Feb 2018

A new report is heavily critical of the Mendoza Reivew, after identifying a gap between museum resources and the cost of acquiring art through auction.

New fund to promote learning through the arts in schools

16 Feb 2018

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation will grant £750k a year to arts organisations helping primary school teachers use the arts in their classrooms.

Research questions value of Gift Aid scheme

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16 Feb 2018

The Government spends more money incentivising donations than charities receive through the incentivised donations, researchers at a new independent Tax Centre have concluded.

Is Government preparing to privatise the arts?

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15 Feb 2018

How much longer will the UK government support the arts? Andrew Pinnock fears all signs point to it adopting a much more commercial approach in the future.

Rebalancing funding for rural arts

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08 Feb 2018

It’s not enough for urban arts companies to tour to rural areas - we need to support more rurally based organisations, argues Ralph Lister.

Pressure mounts on Arts Council of Northern Ireland Chair

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08 Feb 2018

51 regularly funded arts organisations have supported a statement expressing no confidence in the funder’s Chair, who has spent weeks embroiled in controversy.

Creative Scotland U-turns on arts funding cuts

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06 Feb 2018

£2.6m of additional funds will be used to re-admit five organisations into the core-funded portfolio until 2021, in a move described as a “victory for common sense”.

Crisis at Creative Scotland following funding decision backlash

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02 Feb 2018

Board members have resigned following outrage at the funder’s decision to end support for a number of arts organisations that work with children and disabled people. 

Collapse in local authority funding spells end for advocacy body

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02 Feb 2018

Arts Development UK will wind down in April after attempts to increase membership were unsuccessful, but services may be taken up by other bodies.

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