Arts Council joins forces with London authorities to promote culture in the capital

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13 Oct 2017

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.

16 London boroughs set sights on £3m city-wide culture award

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29 Sep 2017

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.

Edinburgh tops the rankings of EU cultural cities

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22 Sep 2017

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.

Multi-million-pound cultural hub to ‘change way people see Luton’

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21 Sep 2017

Luton Culture, the charity behind the £5m project, hopes the redevelopment of three former hat factories will create 133 new jobs for the region.

Study helps fill evidence gap around culture’s economic value

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22 Aug 2017

A Government-commissioned report has found evidence that culture, sport and heritage influence local place-shaping and help attract and retain businesses.

Theatres and galleries key to ‘24-hour vision for London’

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28 Jul 2017

Mayor Sadiq Khan hopes to make the capital’s nightlife about more than just pubs and clubs.

Culture plans for London’s Square Mile

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21 Jul 2017

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.

Lib Dem peers lament ‘ridiculous’ erosion of arts in cities

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08 Jun 2017

Members of the House of Lords blamed the market for squeezing artists out of cities as they championed Creative Enterprise Zones.

£1.5m for cultural placemaking in Wales

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26 May 2017

The pilot Great Place Scheme, which uses culture and heritage to deliver social and economic agendas, has been rolled out to Scotland and Wales.

London culture spend third highest in the world

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12 May 2017

A comparison of 16 world cities shows the capital’s £1.2bn annual spend is behind only Moscow and Paris.

Brilliant app design

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04 May 2017

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.

Hackney to develop Dalston as an ‘arts-led cultural destination’

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28 Apr 2017

A consultation by Hackney Council is being seen as an “unprecedented opportunity” to secure the place of arts and culture in the district.

DCMS: Arts Council should be development agency

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25 Apr 2017

The national funder is told to focus on financial resilience, transparency and digital engagement in the first review for seven years.

£20m to drive cultural regeneration in 16 areas across England

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17 Mar 2017

The pilot Great Place Scheme will be rolled out to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland later this year.

Gentrification must be managed to protect culture in capital

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07 Mar 2017

3,500 artists risk losing their workspaces by 2019, according to a new report on the threat that regeneration can pose to creative communities.

Unlocking cultural potential

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02 Feb 2017

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.

ACE awards £3.2m to arts consortiums in new Cultural Destinations fund

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19 Jan 2017

Arts partnerships with tourism destinations will encourage public and private sector support for “world-class cultural and tourism products”.

DCMS lays out schedule for UK City of Culture 2021

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13 Jan 2017

Current title holders Hull are encouraging other cities to bid in order to reap the benefits, including increased local pride, confidence and self-belief.

Manchester Factory gets council go-ahead

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13 Jan 2017

The new venue will be run by Manchester International Festival, which could see its NPO funding swell from £730k to £9.7m annually.

Government commits to European Capital of Culture 2023

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16 Dec 2016

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has dispelled fears she was planning on pulling Britain out of the competition because of Brexit. 

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