local-authority-funding

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...

A group representing eight of Edinburgh’s leading publicly subsidised cultural venues has added its support to the idea of a city visitor tax. The support...

More than half of arts organisations believe that forthcoming reductions to local authority grants will result in direct cuts to their funding, a new...

A public consultation has been launched on the future of the Broadway Theatre in south London while the local authority develops plans to bring...

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...

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s council funding is to be cut by 29%, in a move that the venue said could seriously threaten its output. The cut...

Lyme Regis council has moved to reaffirm its support of the Marine Theatre after a councillor suggested the Dorset venue should be knocked down. The...

UK Theatre president Rachel Tackley has warned the industry to expect “pretty hideous” cuts in the government’s upcoming spending review. She also voiced fears that,...

It has become part of our national narrative that local authorities are under huge pressure and that only the most essential services will survive....

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...

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

Suffolk Coastal District Council has been criticised for spending £30,000 on Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion Theatre in the year since its withdrawal of funding forced...

The future of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre has been thrown into doubt with news that the Surrey town’s borough council has proposed to reduce,...

Local authority funding for theatres in England and Wales fell by 6.3% in 2011/12, according to newly released government data. The figure is revealed in...

Durham County Council, which owns the Gala Theatre, is investigating setting up a not-for-profit trust to run the venue from early 2014. The change in...
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