arts-funding

Organisations in London receive almost twice as much arts funding as the rest of England combined, despite accounting for just a third of the...

Guildford Shakespeare Company has launched its first fundraising campaign in a bid to secure a permanent home. The New Beginnings campaign hopes to raise £75,000...

Arts Council England has launched a new “fit for purpose” grant application system, claiming it will save the funding body £1 million each year. Theatres...

Melissa Bayern’s story is an extraordinary one. Since we broke the news on our website last week, it has been picked up by news...

Why are there not more mergers in the arts? In commercial theatre and the UK economy as a whole, it is expected that organisations...

Hull City Council has pressed on with a major refurbishment of the city’s New Theatre, despite missing out on a £5 million arts council grant. As...

The National Campaign for the Arts has warned that culture in the regions could suffer "terminal damage" if proposals for local authority finances are...

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has urged local authorities to continue funding the arts in the face of cuts. He claimed it would be a "false...

Many years ago, when I first started working for Arts Council England, a theatre manager quizzed me on what happened to the data it...

Ed Vaizey has accused shadow culture minister Michael Dugher of carrying out "appalling scaremongering" ahead of the recent spending review. The day before the government...

'Mega-philanthropy' towards arts and culture has plummeted to less than half the value reported last year, with donations greater than £1 million now totalling...

Arts and culture in the UK still faces “hugely damaging” cuts over the next four years despite the government increasing arts council funding, shadow...

The news is good if you work for a small-scale, independent theatre company: Arts Council England wants to support you. You just have to...

Arts organisations in Northern Ireland have welcomed the news that in-year cuts of £620,000 announced last month are to be reversed. More than 30 companies...

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has told the arts sector it should “think creatively” about how to finance new projects. His comments come as a new...

Venture capital firm Edge Investments has set up a £40 million fund targeting the creative industries. Theatre companies will be able to apply to the...

Shadow culture minister Michael Dugher has criticised the current government’s approach to the arts and culture as “completely counterproductive”. The comments came as new analysis...

Ian McKellen has called for more government support for the arts, claiming he would not have had a career without subsidised theatre. The stage and...
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