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The contest will continue into 2029 and beyond, with £40,000 grants to develop longlisted applications regardless of whether they win or lose.
The Welsh Government says it will deliver the long-awaited scheme to “make sure that lack of money will no longer be a barrier to young people learning to play an instrument”.
The city aims to add 3,000 jobs to its cultural sector by 2031 - half of them from underrepresented groups - as its current offer lacks "the power to engage all our diverse communities".
London launches a massive domestic tourism campaign as England progresses to the next stage of the reopening roadmap.
The organisation has received repeated assurances but no answers about what happens when the lease on its home of 22 years expires next month.
Studios have been unsure about their eligibility for funding during the pandemic and don't know where to turn for advice.
Museums and cultural organisations may have to extend their opening hours, the Mayor's office says, amid projections more than 100,000 'face-to-face' jobs will be lost.
Lois Stonock planned the London Borough of Culture 2020 to respond to Brexit. Then Brent became home to one of the UK’s first coronavirus fatalities.
Swindon's new Cultural Quarter - an £80m development by Swindon Council - will be the first thing visitors see when they step off the train. Sam Rackham explains why it will be worth every penny.
Manchester City Council is urgently refreshing its culture rescue plan as annual analysis shows arts organisations' value to the city - and their immense vulnerability from April.
Liverpool has a new five-year strategy to reboot the region by building a more inclusive coalition from its creative workforce, which is now believed to be twice as large as official figures suggest.
A campaign to reduce proposed funding cuts has succeeded but organisations will still lose thousands of pounds.
The UK City of Culture year will press ahead with a full calendar of festivals and events from May 15 - two days before the Government's 'no earlier than' date for live shows.
Local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber are being called on to "defend and when possible increase" spending on culture as Leeds City Council announces major cuts.
New research shows 70% of visitors to Surrey arts venues would not have come into town - and spent an extra £40 on average - if it weren't for those institutions.
The City of London has nixed the beleaguered project in favour of a "major renewal" of the Barbican Centre instead.
Arts Council England will relocate its 8,000-piece collection to a former IKEA store in an effort to create a legacy for Coventry City of Culture.
A series of programmes aligning the capital's cultural and commercial sectors will provide "a ray of hope" - and a major creative showcase.
Trusts and companies operating council venues are folding under financial pressure. Can cash-strapped local authorities retain - even improve - provision under the circumstances?
The "ambitious and forward-thinking" document will be the cornerstone of a bid for UK City of Culture 2025.