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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...
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...

Shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman has claimed that public funding for arts organisations should be conditional on them demonstrating a commitment to accessibility and...

The Conservative Party has pledged to support cultural education and arts training if it wins the general election in May, with culture minister Ed...

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has rejected comments made by actor Janet Suzman that theatre is “a white invention”, and said more needed to be...

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has defended education secretary Nicky Morgan’s recent comments on arts subjects, and said that praising science and maths subjects "does...

Culture minister Ed Vaizey and Arts Council England chief executive Alan Davey have claimed strategic partnerships are crucial to the industry’s survival in light...

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore has claimed that writers are the key to boosting the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic people on television. At...

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has criticised arts organisations that do not feel they can raise money through philanthropy, labeling it “pathetic” that some companies...

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has criticised arts organisations that do not feel they can raise money through philanthropy, labeling it “pathetic” that some companies...

British East Asian actors have criticised broadcasters for failing to provide them with opportunities in television dramas, claiming any parts that do come their...

Industry figures have welcomed the government’s proposed commercial theatre tax relief, praising in particular the impact it would be expected to have on new...

Helen Mirren has joined playwright Michael Frayn and London’s Royal Court Theatre artistic director Vicky Featherstone in signing an open letter to culture minister...

Bristol Old Vic artistic director, Tom Morris, talks to Eleanor Turney

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has claimed that it is "rubbish" to say that the arts are in crisis, insisting they are in "rude health". Speaking...

What's been in the news over the last week? Evidence for English theatre's apparent downsizing, the Arts Council's new Bi(gest) Brother interviewed, Chichester's new...

Ed Vaizey on public funding, views on Savile enquiry, patronising children, penguin casting and faces from the past

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has defended the coalition government’s record on arts funding, following a series of scathing attacks from leading theatre industry figures. In...