As around 40 arts organisations are told that their agreements with Southbank Centre are being terminated, ACE threatens to withhold funding from NPOs that fail to share their data.
Senior arts researchers have hit back at a report implying knowledge gaps in key policy areas, saying it highlights the Department’s limited awareness of existing research literature and lack of institutional memory.
(IN CROATIAN) Five minority theatres in Romania, Italy, Serbia, Albania and Croatia will combine to produce a play and a series of workshops in Spring 2018 using European Union funding.
The Metropolitan Opera cancelled a performance during the interval as a safety precaution after somebody sprinkled an unknown powder into the pit.
St Helens Libraries’ Cultural Hubs attracted over 2,000 votes to be named Best Arts Project for its work promoting health and wellbeing.
The comments, made at a panel event on arts education, come as the RSA launches a new network of cultural practitioners to better support the use of evidence in education.
The £2 billion 988-acre site, 60 miles from Beijing, will include performance venues, a museum, exhibition space for artist residencies and offices. It is the latest of a number of “so-called cultural towns” to be built by private developers who can obtain ample bank loans to fund construction.
The Troubadour Wembley Park will open in autumn 2018 as a flexible 1000- to 2000-seat venue, able to be configured for in-the-round, immersive and proscenium arch shows.
The proposed 27% increase would take funding for the creative and cultural sector up to €1.9bn for the years 2021-27.
Theatres may be exempted from proposed European Union energy regulations, which are predicted to cost UK venues up to £1bn. Save Stage Lighting campaigners met with the European Commission and secured the right to submit a draft exemption for entertainment lighting.
Exeter’s Spacex has marked its demise by publishing a satirical conversation around the imbalance of power between those in- and outside ACE’s regularly funded network.
First year students on acting and design for performance courses at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama are no longer given academic grades, as part of the school’s bid to help students transition into higher education and improve mental health. The College plans to roll the practice out to more courses later this year.
Created by former London Deputy Mayor for Culture Munira Mirza, the platform hosts videos by leading arts figures on topics ranging from Van Gogh’s expressive brushwork to art and drugs in the summer of love.
Drawing inspiration from live commentary during sports events, a performance of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by San Jose company New Ballet will offer audiences the chance to dial into a conference call from their mobile and listen to anecdotes, background and analysis from a ballet expert.
The team that delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017 and was last year granted £1m to establish itself as an independent company will now be known as Absolutely Cultured. It will continue to run outdoor events, run the city’s Humber Street Gallery, and host events including a national poetry and spoken word festival in September.
Around half of the pupils benefitting from two multi-million-pound Government schemes aimed at widening access to prestigious arts schools came from households with incomes of over £30k.
Wigan Royal Court Theatre, which has been used as a bingo hall, bar and nightclub since it closed in 1974, has been purchased by arts organisation The Old Courts with plans to “restore it to its former glory”.
Regional theatre companies and venues including Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre and the Mercury Theatre have committed to co-producing an annual mid-scale production, which will run at the participating venues and tour nationally from 2019 to 2022.
Music Education Hubs should lead the way in using music to address social need among children and young people, a report by Sound Connections has said.
More than 2,500 PRS licence holders, including some theatres and concert venues, will be affected by the changes, which come into effect next month.