£1m kick-starts National Endowment for Music in Wales

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17 Feb 2017

The Welsh Government fund aims to start helping young people develop their musical talents by 2020.

Arts Council of Wales grilled over spending decision

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10 Feb 2017

ACW Chief Executive Nick Capaldi said he was “saddened” by the apparent clash with Arts&Business Cymru over its funding model.

‘Make music education part of school inspections’, Welsh committee told

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27 Jan 2017

Constrained local authority funding stops talented children progressing and Wales should consider delivering music services centrally, arts leaders have said.

Wales must ring-fence music education funding, committee told

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18 Jan 2017

A government committee has been warned that a crisis is facing music in Wales and new ideas are essential.

Wales pledges to establish Creative England parallel

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16 Dec 2016

The new body will be worth £40m a year to the Welsh economy and sustain 850 jobs, the Minister responsible for Culture has claimed.

English and Welsh universities join forces to boost cultural economy

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25 Nov 2016

Universities in Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter will explore new collaborative ways of working with cultural organisations.

Arts Council of Wales set for 3.5% funding increase

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21 Oct 2016

The Welsh Government’s draft budget also includes funding for a feasibility study for a national art gallery.

If I were 22: Karen MacKinnon

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18 Oct 2016

Expand your horizons with travel and remember that every job requires a good listener: advice for 22 year olds from Artes Mundi Director Karen MacKinnon.

Articulating quality

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13 Oct 2016

Rhian Hutchings tells the story of how ArtWorks Cymru came to develop a set of quality principles for the participatory arts in Wales. 

Wales sets out quality principles for participatory work

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26 Aug 2016

A new online resource aims to help arts practitioners develop a better understanding of the measures that improve the experience of participants.

Arts Council of Wales consults on new approach to diversity

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05 Aug 2016

A new Strategic Equality Action Plan has been drawn up after researchers found that some aspects of the arts in Wales are becoming less diverse.

Wales doubles reach of scheme to embed arts in schools

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22 Jul 2016

Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble are one of the ‘Creative Agents’ collaborating with schools in a scheme that aims to reach a third of Welsh schools by 2020.

Land of song

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07 Jul 2016

Cardiff’s first international festival celebrated what Wales is most famous for – the human voice. Graeme Farrow reflects on the launch of the biennial cultural event.

Three-year funding a possibility for Welsh arts organisations

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06 Jul 2016

The Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government have confirmed that they’re interested in pushing for changes to regular funding cycles.

Welsh arts organisations to experiment with digital projects

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24 Jun 2016

Artists in the caves and bogs of the Brecon Beacons National Park are to receive support to distribute their work as part of a new innovation fund for digital projects in Wales.

Wider remit for Theatres Trust in Wales

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24 Mar 2016

The Theatres Trust is to take on an expanded role in protecting theatre buildings in Wales through the planning system. 

Wales’ major arts organisations face cuts of up to 3.5%

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24 Feb 2016

The smallest RFOs will be protected from cuts, as the Arts Council of Wales seeks to mitigate a £1.5m reduction to its own budget.

In photos: Cardiff says "cut the crap, not our culture"

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12 Feb 2016

Rage, love and a funeral procession: Cardiff's arts communuity protested against local arts cuts this weekend. These are the photos.

Welsh Government backs changes to youth arts infrastructure

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29 Jan 2016

Wales’ national youth arts ensembles will join forces under a new business model in a bid to safeguard their future.

Consortia to deliver creative learning in Wales

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15 Jan 2016

Four new regional networks will be funded to deliver creative and cultural education in Wales over the next five years.

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