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Last-minute interventions by senior figures “ultimately served to undermine the integrity of the RFO process”, staff told an independent review.
Less Lottery money was available for the arts in 2018/19, despite sales increasing by £255m.
The funder says it will raise the cap on small grants from £5,000 to £10,000 and consider raising the £30,000 cap on larger applications.
The centre will act as a “one-stop shop” to bridge the gap between research and practice.
Funders are increasing their demands for data from arts organisations while only paying lip service to quality in their own statistics. It’s time to stop indulging them, says Jonathan Knott.
A model that asked people how much they would pay to save museums and cathedrals from closure can and should be applied more broadly, the charity argues.
Jonathan Gross and Nick Wilson reflect on their recent research into cultural ecology and suggest what the future of progressive place-based policy and practice could look like.
The economic value of our creative industries is clear. But it's not so clear that they're a priority for candidates wanting to become the UK's next Prime Minister, says Claudia Burger.
Cultural leaders have expressed dismay that Lord Kerslake’s inquiry into the UK’s economic imbalances did not make more specific references to the arts and culture.
Arts Council England’s Deputy Director has reassured those concerned about its new strategy that they should “be clear that the Royal Opera House is as important as Creative People and Places”.
The Impact Investment Institute will help people ‘combine financial returns with a social purpose’, potentially boosting funding for the arts.
As a Government spending review approaches, Arts Council England and the Creative Industries Federation have joined forces to put forward an unashamedly economic case for funding culture.
A series of informal surgeries for creative artists in Salford uncovered widespread disillusionment, says Steve Slater - as well as suggesting new ways foward.
The move by the elite university group has led to renewed calls to reconsider the controversial EBacc performance measure.
The industry body says 124 venues would save more than £4,000 each a year if they were offered the same discounts as pubs and bars.
Art in Action is calling on politicians to “think differently about art” and place it at the heart of their decision-making.
A new report demands a “clear explanation” from DCMS and the Department for Education on why they have dismissed evidence about the declining provision and take-up of creative subjects.
Workspaces for more than 100 artists and an Enterprise Hub supporting creative entrepreneurs will be at the heart of the newly opened Creative Enterprise Zone for Deptford and New Cross.
Peter Campbell's sceptical critique of the 'creativity agenda' makes for fascinating - if at times uncomfortable - reading, says Andrew Garrad.
Previously criticised as “too posh for pop”, Arts Council England has voiced support for genres including rock and hip-hop.