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The shared commitment to extending access to arts and culture comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan begins a review into the supply of artist workspace.
Eight boroughs will ultimately receive a slice of the funding through the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture competition, which has been labelled both “transformative” and “divisive” by commentators.
UK cities excel on openness, tolerance and trust, but none make the top five for employment in culture, arts and entertainment, according to research by the European Commission.
Luton Culture, the charity behind the £5m project, hopes the redevelopment of three former hat factories will create 133 new jobs for the region.
A Government-commissioned report has found evidence that culture, sport and heritage influence local place-shaping and help attract and retain businesses.
Mayor Sadiq Khan hopes to make the capital’s nightlife about more than just pubs and clubs.
A creative district with “creative exchange, cultural collaboration and learning at its core” will be developed to link key cultural venues in the heart of the City of London.
Members of the House of Lords blamed the market for squeezing artists out of cities as they championed Creative Enterprise Zones.
The pilot Great Place Scheme, which uses culture and heritage to deliver social and economic agendas, has been rolled out to Scotland and Wales.
A comparison of 16 world cities shows the capital’s £1.2bn annual spend is behind only Moscow and Paris.
In the competitive world of apps, how can a cultural tour app stand out? Researchers at King’s College London and the University of Melbourne identify five key features.
A consultation by Hackney Council is being seen as an “unprecedented opportunity” to secure the place of arts and culture in the district.
The national funder is told to focus on financial resilience, transparency and digital engagement in the first review for seven years.
The pilot Great Place Scheme will be rolled out to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland later this year.
3,500 artists risk losing their workspaces by 2019, according to a new report on the threat that regeneration can pose to creative communities.
UK cities must be granted freedoms to attract inward investment and build the country’s reputation as a creative powerhouse, or risk being left behind, argues Councillor Phil Bale.
Arts partnerships with tourism destinations will encourage public and private sector support for “world-class cultural and tourism products”.
Current title holders Hull are encouraging other cities to bid in order to reap the benefits, including increased local pride, confidence and self-belief.
The new venue will be run by Manchester International Festival, which could see its NPO funding swell from £730k to £9.7m annually.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has dispelled fears she was planning on pulling Britain out of the competition because of Brexit.