arts-funding

Equity president Malcolm Sinclair has called on councils to increase their arts spending despite projected budget cuts. Photo: Phil Adams

Leading industry figures have warned theatres are under threat from a projected £3.3 billion cut to local authority funding over the next two years. The...

An online tool that helps arts organisations with funding bids is to be launched. The resource, called Culture Everywhere, brings together data sets including the...
Jessica Hynes. Photo: Johan Persson

Actor Jessica Hynes used her acceptance speech at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards to criticise cuts to the arts. Collecting her award for best female...
The Conservatives and the Labour Party have both published their manifestos

Well, we’ve made it. Culture is in the two major party manifestos. You have to look pretty hard, but it’s there. The Tories sneak it...
Harriet Harman (centre) at the Creative Industries Federation's cultural debate. Photo: Ian Watts

Harriet Harman has criticised an increasing reliance on private funding in the arts, claiming it will widen the divide between London and the regions. The...
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...
Small music venues are operating under financial and regulatory pressures. Photo: Shutterstock

Small music venues are “operating under significant pressures, both financial and regulatory”, a new report has found. The report, called Understanding Small Music Venues, also...
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Photos: Patrick Baldwin

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama will see the amount of research funding it receives almost double for the 2015/16 academic year. The...

A wide-ranging policy review of the creative industries has called on the next government to treat culture as a priority sector and “strongly champion...
Samuel West. Photo: Stephanie Methuen

The arts in England are on the cusp of “serious and irreversible damage” caused by cuts to funding, the findings of the 2015 Arts...
Your name here? The National's Dorfman Theatre. Photo: Philip Vile

Admit it. You, too, have dreamt of what you might do if you won the lottery. You might even have made some modest plans....
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...
Helen Goulden, executive director of Nesta, which has co-created the Arts Impact Fund

A new fund has launched that will provide loans to theatre companies and other arts organisations in exchange for evidence of their social impact. The...
Jim Beirne, chief executive, Live Theatre

Arts leaders including Live Theatre chief executive Jim Beirne and Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson are calling on the UK’s major political...
Martin Kaufman, chair of the IoF Cultural Sector

The Institute of Fundraising has launched a special interest group for the cultural sector aimed at strengthening fundraising opportunities for the arts. The IoF Cultural Sector...

Labour has been criticised after revealing it will not reverse cuts to arts funding if it gains power in this year’s general election. After the...
Outgoing ACE chief executive Alan Davey. Photo: Philippa Gedge

The theatre sector is the most tender of creatures in Arts Council England’s care, the one that is being hit most by local authority...
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The imbalance between arts funding in London and the regions will worsen over the next three years, with arts organisations in the capital benefitting...