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A consultation by Hackney Council is being seen as an “unprecedented opportunity” to secure the place of arts and culture in the district.
A 26% increase in business rates has put 21 of London’s 94 grassroots music venues at risk of closure, according to new research.
The local authority has approved an investment of over £30m for a scheme that will place arts activity at the heart of regeneration plans.
Following the launch of the Cultural Coastal Network, Polly Gifford explains why it’s needed and what it hopes to achieve.
A new report is calling on public bodies to use their powers to support and protect cultural hubs, music venues and nightclubs.
The leaders of the city’s recent Cultural Investment Enquiry are demanding “a radical new proposition” for the way the sector and the City Council work together.
Culture Minister Matt Hancock has questioned whether councils are “having to cut” the arts and has called for them to be run more efficiently.
Coventry’s two universities are a crucial component of its bid for UK City of Culture 2021. Geoff Willcocks explains how they are working with the cultural sector.
Working in local authority arts development was where Martin Cox learned to listen, understand and value people as much as he valued artistic outcomes. He shares his views on audience development.
The days when The Beatles played Croydon may be a distant memory, but the council’s regeneration plans hope to bring culture – and audiences – back to the borough’s heart. Paula Murray explains how.
Harrow Arts Centre faced almost certain closure following council cuts, but a fresh vision and new governance under a charitable trust are securing its long-term future. Andrew Welch tells the story.
A meeting of the Countries of Culture inquiry this week heard about the challenges facing regional arts organisations following local authority cuts.
The benefits of commissioners working with the arts sector have been highlighted by pilot schemes in Kent and Gloucestershire. Jessica Harris shares the details.
The invitation to bring a disused library in Southwark back to life as a pop-up space for artists and community groups came with many challenges as well as opportunities, Rebecca Manson Jones reveals.
Private sector money linked to public sector policy is giving a boost to employment in public art and the number and value of projects being completed.
When Exeter Corn Exchange had to become financially self-sufficient, its busier programme required a fully rounded box office management system. Libby Penn reports.
How can arts organisations present their offer more effectively to public service commissioners? Five pilot consortia have been working to do just that and Jessica Harris reports on what they’ve learned.
The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall is finding the match funding for a £1.5m Arts Council capital grant from its trading surpluses.
The challenge to nurture and support cultural and music education outside London is on. Ian Thomas assesses a model that brings together several music services across four local authorities.