The ‘world first’ live music census also reveals key challenges for venues and information about the economic value of the industry.
The number of National Portfolio Organisations will increase to 831, as museums, libraries and new ‘Sector Support Organisations’ join Arts Council England’s portfolio.
(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.
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.
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.
Studio 144, the new home for Nuffield Theatres, John Hansard Gallery and City Eye film, opens this evening with street performances and fireworks.
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.
Music should be led by young people’s interests and less focused on prescriptive outcomes, according to the findings of a schools action research programme.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation will grant £750k a year to arts organisations helping primary school teachers use the arts in their classrooms.
A collaboration with the Wolfson Foundation will see theatres of all sizes eligible for up to £20k in funding this year to make their buildings more accessible.
The Government spends more money incentivising donations than charities receive through the incentivised donations, researchers at a new independent Tax Centre have concluded.
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.
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 issue.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.