Loans to become increasingly important for arts organisations

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23 Mar 2018

A new Nesta report finds demand for ‘repayable finance’ is growing as the arts sector looks to increase its earned income.

Arts Council of Wales to deepen links between NHS and arts

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23 Mar 2018

The national funder will look into appointing arts and health coordinators to each of Wales’ health boards to help broker links.

Salisbury arts, theatre and music organisations merge

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23 Mar 2018

Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival will be known as Wiltshire Creative and receive an annual £1.3m from Arts Council England.

Safeguarding the arts in times of economic uncertainty

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22 Mar 2018

Creative Scotland may have been short-sighted to cut funding to Scottish Youth Theatre, but something needs to be done about oversubscription to our arts funding streams. Graham Main suggests some radical solutions.

95% of Hull residents attended a City of Culture activity

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16 Mar 2018

Over 60% of ticket buying audiences were first-time bookers, and the city’s venues experienced a 30% increase in ticket sales.

A reliable and robust business model

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15 Mar 2018

When Marc Steene set up a new art charity, he knew that the key to success would be adopting a business model based on a mix of revenue streams, including an endowment fund and earned income. 

New Arts Council England fund for individual creatives

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14 Mar 2018

Artists, producers and curators must have at least three years’ experience to apply to the new fund, but will not have to secure match funding or deliver public engagement outcomes.

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.

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