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Darren Henley, Arts Council England

A new touring project aiming to bring disability arts to the mainstream has been awarded £2.3 million by Arts Council England. The grant is the...
John Whittingdale with Sajid Javid. Photo: johnwhittingdale.org.uk

John Whittingdale has been named the new culture secretary as part of David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle. The position places him in charge of the Department...
Ed Vaizey

The continuation of theatre tax relief and a frozen BBC licence fee are among the pledges made by the Conservative party, which has won...
Mikron Theatre Company's One of Each. Photo: Peter Boyd Photography

The irrepressible Mikron Theatre Company has received two Arts Council England grants this year, enabling them to tour One of Each and Raising Agents...
Nottingham Playhouse artistic director Giles Croft. Photo: Robert Day

Arts Council England has been branded “weak and cowardly” in a series of attacks by theatre and union leaders. Figures including Nottingham Playhouse artistic director...

The arts received a record amount of Lottery money in 2014/15, after National Lottery ticket sales hit an all-time high. £1.8 billion was shared between...
MMM-Hmmm, one of the shows lined up for the festival

An empty shop in Clevedon, north Somerset, has been converted into a studio theatre as the centrepiece for a month-long arts festival in the...
Battersea Arts Centre. Photo: Morely von Sternberg

Battersea Arts Centre is to commission four new pieces of 30-minute theatre to be broadcast live on BBC4. The series – currently named Live from...
East London's Rich Mix venue

East London arts venue Rich Mix faces closure as a result of a legal row with Tower Hamlets Council. The multi-arts venue, which hosts more...
The theatre's award is open to theatremakers who link innovation with potential for public impact

Camden People’s Theatre has launched a £1,500 prize for innovative theatre projects. The People’s Theatre Award, which marks the venue joining Arts Council England’s national...
Brigid Lamour at Women Centre Stage. Photo: Hannah Quigley

Industry figures have called for the sector to be more accountable when it comes diversity and equality in arts organisations. A panel discussion at the...
Photo: Rideout

Update: This article was amended on March 25, 2015. An independent review has called into question the assessment methods of Arts Council England. ACE has been...

All but 15% of Arts Council England-funded organisations now have an environmental policy and action plan in place, a report by sustainability charity Julie’s...

A contract aimed at fostering a “more serious, grown-up and ambitious relationship” between the government and the arts sector has been drawn up with...
Artsdepot: set for major repairs and upgrades

London venue Artsdepot has won a £100,000 grant from Arts Council England to carry out urgently needed repairs and upgrades. The north London venue, which...
A production of Pygmalion at the Minack Theatre. Photo: Lynn Batten

Only 2.5% of Arts Council England’s new national portfolio funding will go towards arts organisations in rural areas, even though more than one in...
London: Report found need for fairer funding system to benefit arts outside the capital. Photo: Philip Vile

The government and Arts Council England have pledged to tackle the imbalance of arts funding between London and the regions in official responses to...
The Great Hall auditorium at Farnham Maltings

Farnham Maltings is set to transform its main performance space, thanks to a £455,000 grant from Arts Council England. The Surrey venue’s Great Hall will...