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.

Northern Ireland reduces size of arts portfolio as cuts continue

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13 Apr 2018

100 arts organisations will share £13.1m this year, as the Arts Council struggles to deal with a £23m reduction in public spending on the arts over the past six years.

Arts Council and University of Kent to explore arts and health

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13 Apr 2018

A Memorandum of Understanding has committed the two parties to investigating the impact of creativity on young people’s wellbeing.

Arts Council criticised for prioritising opera in music funding

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13 Apr 2018

UK Music has accused England’s arts funder of being “too posh for pop” and called for an urgent review of the allocation of national portfolio funds.

Is ACE too posh for pop? Music leaders have their say

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12 Apr 2018

Representatives of Music Venue Trust and the Association of British Orchestras react to UK Music’s provocative call for opera funding to be redistributed.

Public urge Arts Council England to prepare for the future

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12 Apr 2018

A public consultation to inform the national funder’s upcoming ten-year strategy calls for action on the environment and reform to ensure arts careers remain sustainable.

The elusiveness of everyday culture

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12 Apr 2018

What – or who – needs to change to achieve cultural democracy and how can we remove the tension between official and everyday culture, asks Martin Cox.

Arts Council England limits access to capital grants

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06 Apr 2018

Arts organisations outside of ACE’s national portfolio will only have access to capital funding over £100k in “exceptional circumstances”.

Arts funding favours the privileged, Scottish Government told

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06 Apr 2018

A public consultation to inform the Government’s upcoming Culture Strategy also criticised the lack of diversity across the arts workforce.

Arnolfini protected in Bristol visual arts shakeup

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06 Apr 2018

Arts Council England plans to boost Bristol and the South West’s international reputation for the visual arts with a new collaborative commissioning programme.

The art of changing lives

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29 Mar 2018

The success of Hull’s year as City of Culture proves the arts have the power to transform lives. Martin Green says it’s time for policy makers to recognise that they are integral to a healthy, happy society.

New cultural venues for Bradford and Blackpool

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29 Mar 2018

The Government’s £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund has awarded grants to three major capital projects in the North of England.

Support from the right places

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28 Mar 2018

Out of the Blue has weathered the storm of arts funding cuts in Scotland thanks to its social enterprise model and the support of ethical finance providers. Rob Hoon shares the story.

Survey to reveal views on ethics in arts sponsorship

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27 Mar 2018

Following high-profile protests of deals between arts organisations and businesses with controversial track records, ArtsProfessional has launched its latest Pulse survey to examine policy and practice in the cultural sector. 

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