Coventry crowned UK City of Culture 2021

Photo of Coventry Catherdral
08 Dec 2017

The city has beaten contenders Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea to host the year-long award credited with ‘transforming’ Hull.

Nottingham unveils roadmap to ‘reimagine the city’ with culture

Decorated bins outside Nottingham Playhouse
24 Oct 2017

As Nottingham submits its bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023, a city-wide plan to integrate culture into education and healthcare has been published.

Hull ensures UK City of Culture legacy with £250m investment

Photo of child Hull City of Culture
29 Sep 2017

An additional £1m will help the organisation delivering Hull 2017 establish itself as an independent company and continue to provide cultural programmes after the year of festivities ends.

Government urged to invest £500m to boost regional creativity

Peter Bazalgette giving a presentation
22 Sep 2017

In his sector review of the creative industries, former ACE Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette has underlined their importance to the UK’s future success.

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

Crowds in front of the building
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.

An artist in residence for every ward in Glasgow

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15 Sep 2017

At a Culture Summit this week, Councillor David McDonald outlined how the city’s new government would deliver the SNP’s manifesto commitments around arts and culture. 

North gets £15m boost with new cultural regeneration fund

Angel of the north
04 Aug 2017

Towns and cities are encouraged to bid for capital grants to build a lasting regional legacy to the Government’s ‘Great Exhibition of the North’.

EXCLUSIVE: Artist squares up to Regulator over "manifestly unreasonable" fundraising investigation

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28 Jun 2017

The Fundraising Regulator has backed charity Bow Arts Trust’s claims that the £90 a month 'donations’ it took from a tenant on a live-in artist studio scheme were made voluntarily, despite concluding there was no supporting documentary evidence and accepting that the payments formed part of the monthly rent.

£1.5m for cultural placemaking in Wales

Photo of head sculpture on the beach
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.

Go-ahead for Woolwich creative district

Mock up of concert hall
30 Mar 2017

The local authority has approved an investment of over £30m for a scheme that will place arts activity at the heart of regeneration plans.

Creating coastal communities

Photo of old bus, scooter and mayor on parade
28 Mar 2017

Following the launch of the Cultural Coastal Network, Polly Gifford explains why it’s needed and what it hopes to achieve.

£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.

Online network to bring culture to the coast

Photo of beach and tower at sunset
17 Feb 2017

The Coastal Culture Network will help connect arts and cultural organisations, local authorities, Coastal Community Teams and other local groups.

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”.

Theatres Trust unveils urgent repairs scheme

Photo of Hoxton Hall
30 Nov 2016

Theatres of all sizes can apply for grants of up to £15k, which will be awarded in summer 2017 and January 2018.

All change in Croydon

Photo of proposed redevelopment of Croydon's centre
27 Oct 2016

The days when The Beatles played Croydon may be a distant memory, but the council’s regeneration plans hope to bring culture – and audiences – back to the borough’s heart. Paula Murray explains how.

Job ladder – Mhora Samuel

Photo of Mhora Samuel
20 Oct 2016

As she leaves the Theatres Trust, Mhora Samuel looks back on her career in theatre, dance and cultural regeneration. 

Threats and opportunities challenge artist studio provision

Man painting in artist studio
12 Aug 2016

New financial and business models are needed if artists are to secure affordable studio space in a highly competitive property market, especially in London, report finds.

London Assembly investigates culture-led regeneration

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29 Jul 2016

An online survey is inviting arts organisations to share their views on the potential for regeneration projects to boost the capital’s arts offer. 

The Gorbals lives again

Artwork in railway arches
09 Jun 2016

A 100-metre high public artwork isn’t always the answer. Peter McCaughey reflects on why he took a more dispersed approach to an art strategy for a housing project in inner Glasgow.

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