Friday, 16 February 2018
New research by Nesta finds that the growth rate of creative industries employment could mean 1,000 new jobs every week until 2030. London, Manchester and Luton top the list of areas with the most creative businesses.
Friday, 16 February 2018
80% of local councils in England fear for their financial stability, according to the State of Local Government Finance Survey, with two-thirds having to spend from their reserves.
Friday, 16 February 2018
Studio 144, the new home for Nuffield Theatres, John Hansard Gallery and City Eye film, opens this evening with street performances and fireworks.
Friday, 16 February 2018
The London Mayor has pledged an extra £250k to the two winning boroughs, taking their grants to £1.35m. A further £250k will go towards exemplary projects, and £250k will be used to set up a new creative leadership programme for young people from diverse backgrounds.
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Under the Consumer Rights Act, resellers will have to supply the unique ticket number (UTN) and provide purchasers with information about its original face value, the location of seats, and any restrictions on the tickets.
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Although Theatre & Arts Reading (TAR) has received Arts Council funding to study the viability of turning Reading Prison into a theatre, TAR Chief Executive Hilary Scott said the organisation is not being given access to the prison by the Ministry of Justice, which is reportedly more interested in building housing on the site. Scott added ACE is looking for ministerial support to address the... read more
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
The venue will close in June and is expected to reopen in 2020. The refurbishment will see capacity in the auditorium increased from 965 to 1,354 and the creation of a new ‘Creative Tech Hub’, which will support post-graduates, new talent and start-up digital businesses.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Around 1,000 audience members were evacuated from the theatre on Tuesday night after reports of an explosion in the staff-only section. No casualties were reported, and the theatre said the incident was caused by a “technical fault”.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Plans to develop three digital auditoria and a ground floor gallery to exhibit sculpture and photography – set for completion ahead of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021 – have been give a £4.2m boost by Arts Council England.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
The National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company are among 20 high-profile arts organisations to sign the Parents in Performing Arts charter, which includes objectives such as making roles open to job-sharing.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Culture Minister Monika Grütters said the Government would set up a “protected space” where people working in dance, music, theatre and film could receive anonymous advice and support.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
A series of proposed changes would see Sally Greene lose her honorary title of Chief Executive but remain with the board with unchanged responsibilities as ‘Founding Trustee’. A new restriction would prevent incoming trustees serving for more than nine years, although this will not apply to existing board members. Director Stephen Daldry, who took up a trustee position in 1998, has left the board.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Chief Executive Janet Archer and Interim Chair Ben Thomson have been called before the Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee next week to explain the process for allocating funding. Controversy surrounding Creative Scotland’s latest round of funding culminated last week in a U-turn on planned cuts for five organisations.
Monday, 12 February 2018
The Bossy collective, the team behind a large Facebook group run as a supportive space for women in the creative industries, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £3m to buy the central London venue.
Monday, 12 February 2018
After using a brain scanner to test volunteers' ability to find creative solutions to problems, scientists at Harvard University have worked out how to measure the flexibility of someone’s thinking.

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