19th October 2018

6,000 students from across England shared why and how they engage in cultural activity, with a quarter saying that their school introduced them to the arts.

A new survey finds that 43% of women with caring responsibilities would increase their working hours if “adequate” childcare was available.

The City Council’s advice to organisations to prepare for the potential cut comes less than a year after promising to hold funding steady until 2020.

Arts Council England has been instructed to fund arts and health projects and share best practice.

A committee investigating the positive impact of culture and sport on mental and physical health heard that a lack of funding and the absence of a joined-up strategy prevent initiatives becoming more widely available.

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England’s national funder would consider the local, national and strategic importance of organisations in “acute financial difficulty”.

The decision comes as the region develops a new cultural strategy, aimed at improving access to the arts and recognising the positive impacts of culture on wellbeing.

The Government representative did not provide any further clarity on the future of EU arts funding, progress on reciprocal agreements or timetables.

Campaigners against the EBacc have welcomed the move, but say it will not be enough on its own to save arts subjects.

The economic model for those performing in or running small music venues is unviable, the DCMS Committee was told.

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