Policy Matters - Long-term thinking

24 Sep 2007

In the first of an occasional series, politicians from across the spectrum argue their own case for arts funding and policy. In this edition Ed Vaizey looks at the Conservative Party's approach to the arts sector.

Mission, Models, Money - Towards a healthier arts and cultural ecology

23 Apr 2007

As the Mission Models Money programme draws to a close and looks to the future, Clare Cooper and Roanne Dods report on the evidence gathered.

Evaluating value

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13 Feb 2006

Debate about how best to justify support for the arts has evolved in recent months with the notion of cultural value. Eleonora Belfiore shares her views on it.

Lottery cash reserves slammed

24 Oct 2005

£2.4bn “stuck in limbo” as Lottery funders fail to reach Government targets on distribution.

MSPs reject Commission findings

10 Oct 2005

Scottish Parliament has put culture plans on hold, rejecting all the main points in a report by the Scottish Cultural Commission.

ACW faces extinction

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23 Aug 2004

The arts community in Wales is reeling from the news that First Minister Rhodri Morgan plans to place the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) and three other cultural bodies in Wales under the direct control of the Welsh Assembly Government.

Deafened by decibel?

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28 Jun 2004

Munira Mirza thinks anti-racist policies in the arts can sometimes fuel racial tensions rather than appease them.

Assembly demands inflationary uplift

08 Mar 2004

The Welsh Assembly Government has issued a detailed remit setting out the role it expects the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) to play in the delivery of its strategic agenda, “Wales: A Better Country”.

Assembly balances Clwyd's books

04 Nov 2002

A special grant of £560,000 has been awarded to Flintshire Council by the National Assembly for Wales to enable Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold to write off its outstanding debts.

Hewitt demands relaxation of Government control

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25 Mar 2002

A plea for the Government to release the arts from damaging levels of accountability was made by Peter Hewitt, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of England (ACE), in a major speech at the National Portrait Gallery last week.


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