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Where ACE once sought to democratise high culture, it now emphasises subjective creativity. Has this made the idea of an ‘audience’ irrelevant, asks Steven Hadley.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed business rate cuts for small music venues and millions more pounds for arts education. But some say it’s not enough.
Advocates hope the funder’s upcoming delivery plan will address concerns its strategy does not support communities’ involvement in decision making.
Amid the hand wringing and the hand washing, let’s not forget the workforce, says Amanda Parker.
What happens when an internationally acclaimed theatre producer is accused of cultural insensitivity? He puts on another production – about another nation’s culture, writes Amanda Parker.
The Great Place Scheme demonstrates how projects flourish when official bodies allow them freedom from pre-determined outcomes, says Jill Cole.
It’s time to turn up the volume on the needs and interests of young people, says Carol Reid.
The UK will not seek to stay in the programme next year or commit to funding any alternatives to the chagrin of the Scottish Government.
Will the Government’s new plan satisfy the sector and solve the shortcomings of music education?
Despite ACE threats of sanctions, most NPOs are ruled to have ‘met’ diversity targets – with only 11 facing exclusion from future funding rounds.
The long-awaited document aims to create a more diverse cultural sector but contains no new measures to improve artists’ pay.
Lottery funding, low pay, and that boat…Amanda Parker meets the Arts Council England Chair and architect of the UK’s engagement with art.
We need to find ways to support – and hear – honest, respectful difference of opinion. That’s why we’re launching We Hear You, says Amanda Parker.
Not everyone can be a winner in Arts Council of Wales’ drive to share the benefits of culture more widely, says Nick Capaldi.
After centuries of trying to define the arts and culture, we remain deeply confused about what they are and their benefits, says Liam Dee.
Shocked musicians fear European countries will respond in kind to stricter visa and immigration requirements for touring artists.
It’s often easier to steer clear of challenging issues – but we will all lose out if we censor material we find difficult, argues Julia Farrington.
There is a bigger audience for Welsh music than ever before, but a lack of long-term thinking means there aren’t venues, promoters and services to support artists.
DCMS is being told to revise its budget and local authorities plan to cut back on arts and culture services.
The North leads the way in using culture to connect people with their past, present, and future. So why does publishing remain so London-centric, asks Katy Shaw.