12th October 2018
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.
Tax reliefs for film, high-end TV and animation powered a 62% increase in employment, a 67% increase in tax revenues, and a 63% growth in production spend between 2013 and 2016.
10th October 2018
9th October 2018
8th October 2018
5th October 2018
A report calls for flatter and more diverse leadership in arts organisations, and encourages the nurturing of individual leadership at all levels.
Wellbeing and the economy are among the key themes of the strategy, with the final version due to be published later this year.
A new report urges arts organisations to focus on skills rather than formal qualifications when recruiting staff, and to offer more leadership development training.