The UK Statistics Authority has called for greater clarity in the way the Department presents statistics, after investigating concerns raised by ArtsProfessional and others.
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”.
Almost half the shows in a touring film and theatre festival have been cancelled at short notice following lacklustre ticket sales and failures to secure public funding.
The Impact Investment Institute will help people ‘combine financial returns with a social purpose’, potentially boosting funding for the arts.
The Index on Censorship says that fear of a hostile reception may stop controversial work being commissioned.
Research finds that “large geographical areas are completely without music provision at A level”.
Only one in four of the top 100 venues are considered to be more than 90% accessible.
Early figures suggest that the trend away from studying some arts subjects at GCSE may be bottoming out, but A level entries continue to fall away across all disciplines.
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.
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.
Lord Jay of Ewelme said the Government had failed to address concerns “that applying the current visa system to EU nationals would make it harder to bring talent to the UK”.
New research finds only 4% of bookings that included wheelchair access needs were made online, compared to 60% of all transactions.
Art in Action is calling on politicians to “think differently about art” and place it at the heart of their decision-making.
Rebecca Pow MP has taken over from Michael Ellis MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport.
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.
The Creative Civic Change programme has granted multi-year funding to communities with a track record of using the arts to address social need.
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.
New research warns that “the wider macroeconomic environment will impact on the ability of charities to raise funds when individuals experience a decline in disposable income”.
UK cultural organisations have been urged to "continue applications as normal" as negotiations over leaving the EU continue.