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John Whittingdale with Sajid Javid. Photo: johnwhittingdale.org.uk

Arts leaders have rallied to support the future of the sector after the election of a new Conservative government. More than 300 artists and creatives...

The government has been accused of failing to deliver “either leadership or change” to arts and culture policy. The comments were made by shadow...

Jobs in the creative industries have increased by more than 10% in the past two years, according to new government research. From 2011 to 2013,...

Cuts to local authority funding in England have led to greater reductions in arts and culture spend in poorer areas than in wealthier areas,...

People who attend plays have a level of wellbeing equivalent to the amount of happiness derived from a £1,000 annual income increase, new research...

This time last week Maria Miller was the culture secretary, glowing in the recent launch of the 14-18 NOW festival that was her brainchild,...

Culture secretary Maria Miller has said that making the economic case for the arts helped secure a better deal for the sector from the...

The performing arts, music and visual arts sector was worth almost £4.6 billion to the UK’s economy in 2012, according to new statistics published...

Shadow culture minster Dan Jarvis has left his post as part of the Labour party’s cabinet reshuffle, being replaced by Helen Goodman. Goodman has been...

The arts has never been a vote winner, at least not until now. While the Labour Party is being festooned with demands for a...

Unions are campaigning for local authority arts funding to be made compulsory, following what has been labelled a “crisis facing local theatres” caused by...

Sue Owen has been appointed permanent secretary at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, succeeding Jonathan Stephens who left the DCMS in July. Owen...

Performers, writers and musicians will come together to form a “human chain” in front of the National Gallery as part of a protest against...

Theatre leaders have expressed relief over the 5% cut to arts funding as part of the government’s spending review for 2015 to 2016, while...

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will receive a cut to its budget of 7% for 2015 to 2016, Chancellor George Osborne has...

Cultural organisations are currently experiencing an “arts emergency” and are in need of a survival strategy led by the government, shadow culture secretary Harriet...

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is calling upon arts organisations to contribute to a survey that will investigate how the European Union...

Peter Bazalgette, the Arts Council chairman, has duly given Maria Miller credit for the settlement she has made with the Treasury for the cut...