Good on paper, bad in practice

10 Oct 2011

In the first of a two articles looking at policy initiatives for stimulating fundraising in the cultural sector, Javier Stanziola critiques the match-funding approach

For art’s sake?

29 Aug 2011

Stephen Hetherington looks at how New Labour’s approach to culture twinned it with economic benefits and social policy

Culture gets no mention in Government plans for Planning Policy

29 Aug 2011

The Theatres Trust has issued a rallying cry to the sector as culture and the arts are overlooked in a draft National Planning Policy.

The rural biennale

25 Jul 2011

Ian Hunter on a new role for the arts in promoting rural regeneration, environmental sustainability and the creative rural economy

Right, said Ed

Ed Vaizey
30 Jun 2008

In the first of a new series of occasional interviews, Catherine Rose asks Shadow Arts Minister, Ed Vaizey, some of the questions people want answered about his views on national funding, arts bureaucracy and the Lottery.

ACE focus shifts to participation

Front cover and inside pages of Arts Council England's corporate plan for 2006-08
19 Jun 2006

New ACE business plan responds to ministerial pressures to be more "democratic".

Evaluating value

Photo of choristera
13 Feb 2006

Debate about how best to justify support for the arts has evolved in recent months with the notion of cultural value. Eleonora Belfiore shares her views on it.

Cool reception for Scottish culture plans

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
04 Jul 2005

Scotland’s arts community responds to exhaustive report by Cultural Commission. A total of 124 recommendations for the future of the arts in Scotland have been included in a report by the Scottish Cultural Commission on the cultural landscape of Scotland.

ACW faces extinction

Cardiff Castle on a cloudy day
23 Aug 2004

The arts community in Wales is reeling from the news that First Minister Rhodri Morgan plans to place the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) and three other cultural bodies in Wales under the direct control of the Welsh Assembly Government.

Scotland under review

03 May 2004

A widespread review of Scotland’s cultural activity is to “look again at [the country’s] cultural infrastructure and ask if it fit for purpose.” The review, heralded by Scotland’s First Minister, Jack McConnell in his St Andrew’s Day address in November 2003, will run for a year and investigate the current status of arts activity in Scotland.

Arts in the curriculum - Drive for creativity

Photo of child painting
19 Apr 2004

Schools Minister David Miliband writes about the Government’s efforts to place the arts and creativity at the heart of the curriculum.

Assembly demands inflationary uplift

08 Mar 2004

The Welsh Assembly Government has issued a detailed remit setting out the role it expects the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) to play in the delivery of its strategic agenda, “Wales: A Better Country”.

Hewitt demands relaxation of Government control

Photo of Peter Hewitt
25 Mar 2002

A plea for the Government to release the arts from damaging levels of accountability was made by Peter Hewitt, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of England (ACE), in a major speech at the National Portrait Gallery last week.

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