How much longer will the UK government support the arts? Andrew Pinnock fears all signs point to it adopting a much more commercial approach in the future.
The number of National Portfolio Organisations will increase to 831, as museums, libraries and new ‘Sector Support Organisations’ join Arts Council England’s portfolio.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation will grant £750k a year to arts organisations helping primary school teachers use the arts in their classrooms.
The Government spends more money incentivising donations than charities receive through the incentivised donations, researchers at a new independent Tax Centre have concluded.
It’s not enough for urban arts companies to tour to rural areas - we need to support more rurally based organisations, argues Ralph Lister.
51 regularly funded arts organisations have supported a statement expressing no confidence in the funder’s Chair, who has spent weeks embroiled in controversy.
£2.6m of additional funds will be used to re-admit five organisations into the core-funded portfolio until 2021, in a move described as a “victory for common sense”.
Board members have resigned following outrage at the funder’s decision to end support for a number of arts organisations that work with children and disabled people.
Arts Development UK will wind down in April after attempts to increase membership were unsuccessful, but services may be taken up by other bodies.
A cross-party select committee has called for continued membership of Creative Europe post-Brexit and argues for free movement during any transition period.
Cost-saving measures by Leeds City Council will see access to Carriageworks theatre restricted and a price hike on room hire that could affect hundreds of members of voluntary arts groups.
Just nine regularly funded arts organisations will receive less money from Creative Scotland in 2018-21, while 27 organisations receive an uplift and 19 join the portfolio.
David Powell reviews Prue Skene’s candid account of her tenure as Chair of Arts Council England’s Lottery panel.
£39m less per year is available as Arts Council England announces new funding streams and a new name for Grants for the Arts.
A 12-week online discussion will inform a draft strategy for the funder to replace ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone’.
An impact analysis commissioned by London's mayor shows the country could lose up to £3.3bn in growth by 2030 if no long-term or transitional deal is put in place.
The national funder is concerned by low income for writers and a lack of diversity in the sector, and has pledged more support for authors, publishers and independent bookshops.
UK arts organisations and European partners have been advised to continue applications for Creative Europe funding as normal.
When is it the right time to approach a council with your idea for an arts project? And what support can you expect to receive? Arts Development Officer Akua Obeng-Frimpong offers her wisdom.
The current ‘benefit’ thresholds will be simplified into two levels – for donations under £100 and over £100.