As around 40 arts organisations are told that their agreements with Southbank Centre are being terminated, ACE threatens to withhold funding from NPOs that fail to share their data.
Senior arts researchers have hit back at a report implying knowledge gaps in key policy areas, saying it highlights the Department’s limited awareness of existing research literature and lack of institutional memory.
The comments, made at a panel event on arts education, come as the RSA launches a new network of cultural practitioners to better support the use of evidence in education.
The proposed 27% increase would take funding for the creative and cultural sector up to €1.9bn for the years 2021-27.
Exeter’s Spacex has marked its demise by publishing a satirical conversation around the imbalance of power between those in- and outside ACE’s regularly funded network.
Music Education Hubs should lead the way in using music to address social need among children and young people, a report by Sound Connections has said.
More than 2,500 PRS licence holders, including some theatres and concert venues, will be affected by the changes, which come into effect next month.
The National Lottery operator has said it hopes to increase returns for good causes by £80m by 2020, following a £300m fall in recent years.
Arts organisations in the North will be able to apply for up to £150k in a mixture of grant and loan funding for projects that deliver positive social impact.
Researcher and composer Victoria Hume will take up the role at the new advocacy body in July.
An evaluation of a £1m programme connecting arts organisations and care homes found much more needs to be done to extend the reach of quality arts for older people.
A £2.1m fall in the national funder’s annual NPO contingency budget means its ability to respond to requests for financial intervention will be reduced.
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