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.

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.

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