local authority funding

Local government authorities in Northern Ireland have been challenged to match-fund a £1.5 million initiative by the region’s Arts Council to increase access to...

A theatre in Weston-super-Mare is to be given extra funding by the local council to bring in more professional, “off-the-wall” shows. Starting in 2018, the...

Endangered venue the Dudley Hippodrome has been thrown a lifeline by council bosses who have agreed to hand the building over to the group...

Shadow culture minister Thangam Debbonaire has claimed the government’s recent arts funding settlement is a cover for axeing local authority funding. In a speech at...

A community theatre in Hertfordshire is to close its doors to professional shows after the local council decided to stop funding the venue. Based on...

Who invests more in the arts in England: local authorities or Arts Council England? Peter Bazalgette, chair of ACE, says local authorities invest more...

Arts Council England chair Peter Bazalgette has made a plea for local authorities to “keep the faith” and continue funding the arts to avoid...

Wellingborough Council has terminated its contract with the current operator of the Castle Theatre, claiming it has not brought in enough revenue for the...

More than £56 million of arts funding has been cut by local councils in England since 2009, it has emerged. The scale of local arts cuts...
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