Grassroots culture undeniably delivers huge benefits to communities and local economies, but Martin Cox believes it could also resuscitate the funded cultural sector.
Artists from across Europe describe what it’s like to work in their country of origin – from the almost desperate situation for some freelance artists in Spain to the generous support on offer in Arctic Norway.
Just one in ten of the arts organisations participating in Nesta’s matched crowdfunding programme said the effort they put into the project was too great in relation to the benefits.
Creative Scotland has announced details of a new Touring Fund offering organisations outside its Regular Funding portfolio the chance to make and tour new work.
As well as receiving core funding from the Lottery, Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations were awarded over half of all Strategic and Capital funding last year.
How does a dyed-in-the-wool advocate for public subsidy of culture feel about social investment for the arts and cultural sector? Moira Sinclair reflects on what she learned as a committee member of the Arts Impact Fund.
Cultural spend has been reallocated or cut to zero at four more councils this year, and some local authorities are turning a profit through culture and heritage.
91 companies and organisations in the UK were supported by Creative Europe last year, receiving 10% of the scheme’s total funds.
A report commissioned by Arts Council England finds that two-thirds of the sector want the body to advocate its value to central government, but only a minority think it should be measuring quality.
The country’s culture was ranked second globally, remaining behind the US and ahead of France and Germany.
Arts organisations can develop resilient business models by acknowledging that they don't have all the answers, says Julie Aldridge.
15 employees will be affected by the closure of Culture Republic, following the loss of its annual funding from Creative Scotland.
Two new reports say that the festivals also generate international recognition for Scotland’s arts scene and provide new opportunities for Scottish creatives.
Political deadlock has led to the current strategy being extended for a year.
The Government is consulting on proposals that include increasing the amount society lotteries can raise to £100m a year, but Camelot has warned that the changes could put returns to good causes at risk.
Creative enterprises often rely on informal funding and believe financiers do not understand their business fully, new research finds.
How do outdoor arts have the potential to reach audiences other artforms can’t, and how can we best support the sector, asks Penny Mills.
A new report is calling on public service commissioners to offer charities grants instead of contracts to protect their distinctive offer to society.
The London arts venue still needs to find £5m to begin work on the project, which would provide space and support to 18 to 30 year olds looking to start a career in the creative industries.
Setting up a new theatre in a former bus depot with no funding was a leap of faith for its two founders. Peter Tate and Anthony Biggs tell the story.