Government must replace lost EU culture funding, MPs say

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26 Jan 2018

A cross-party select committee has called for continued membership of Creative Europe post-Brexit and argues for free movement during any transition period.

Leeds council risks ‘ripping soul out of community arts’

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26 Jan 2018

Cost-saving measures by Leeds City Council will see access to Carriageworks theatre restricted and a price hike on room hire that could affect hundreds of members of voluntary arts groups.

Creative Scotland limits cuts following funding boost

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26 Jan 2018

Just nine regularly funded arts organisations will receive less money from Creative Scotland in 2018-21, while 27 organisations receive an uplift and 19 join the portfolio.

Book review: Capital Gains

24 Jan 2018

David Powell reviews Prue Skene’s candid account of her tenure as Chair of Arts Council England’s Lottery panel.

Lottery shortfall forces ACE to cut 2018-22 budget by £156m

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24 Jan 2018

£39m less per year is available as Arts Council England announces new funding streams and a new name for Grants for the Arts.

Arts Council begins consultation on next ten-year strategy

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19 Jan 2018

A 12-week online discussion will inform a draft strategy for the funder to replace ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone’.

Creative industries risk losing 27,000 jobs in no-deal Brexit

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12 Jan 2018

An impact analysis commissioned by London's mayor shows the country could lose up to £3.3bn in growth by 2030 if no long-term or transitional deal is put in place.

Arts Council England considers new funding stream for fiction

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09 Jan 2018

The national funder is concerned by low income for writers and a lack of diversity in the sector, and has pledged more support for authors, publishers and independent bookshops.

EU culture funding for UK guaranteed until at least 2020

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21 Dec 2017

UK arts organisations and European partners have been advised to continue applications for Creative Europe funding as normal.

How to… get funding and support from your local council

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20 Dec 2017

When is it the right time to approach a council with your idea for an arts project? And what support can you expect to receive? Arts Development Officer Akua Obeng-Frimpong offers her wisdom.

Government to streamline Gift Aid rules

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20 Dec 2017

The current ‘benefit’ thresholds will be simplified into two levels – for donations under £100 and over £100.

Petition demands reversal of Murdoch ACE appointment

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19 Dec 2017

Artists’ Union England says Elisabeth Murdoch’s appointment to the arts funder’s National Council is “another example of corporate co-option of a publicly-funded institution”.

London to get ten ‘Creative Enterprise Zones’ in £5m scheme

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15 Dec 2017

Ten London boroughs will each receive £50k to create permanent affordable creative workspaces and provide support for artists and creative businesses.

Lottery shareholders profit while returns to good causes stagnate

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15 Dec 2017

The Public Accounts Committee intends to hold an inquiry into National Lottery operator Camelot after a Parliamentary investigation uncovered soaring shareholder profits.

Scotland surprises by boosting arts budget to offset lottery decline

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15 Dec 2017

Creative Scotland’s budget will be increased by £6.6m each year for the next three years.

Bristol ploughs ahead with arts cuts

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06 Dec 2017

Bristol Old Vic has lost 65% of its council funding but 13 arts organisations will receive core funding for the first time.

Murdoch joins Arts Council England

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05 Dec 2017

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is one of seven new appointments to the national funder’s governing board.

How can we best measure social value?

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05 Dec 2017

As the arts work their magic in so many mysterious ways, how can their impact be fully understood and measured? Matthew Brown wrestles with the concept of social value.

Lottery decline will mean funding cuts, warns Arts Council England

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01 Dec 2017

Falling Lottery revenues and a commitment to more cash for NPOs in the regions will see Arts Council England spending less on strategic funding and capital investments.

New £1.5m fund to support emerging visual artists in UK regions

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01 Dec 2017

Four arts organisation, one in each of the UK’s nations, will win a slice of the Freelands Foundation funding to select and support 80 artists over the next five years.

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