Some of the UK’s leading arts centres have boosted their takings by nearly 20% during the past three years.
Christopher Gordon argues that the current crisis in local authority cultural funding, highlighted by the plight of the new art gallery Walsall, could have been avoided – two decades ago
ACE agrees £7m grant for theatre plan
Private investment in the arts has risen by an unexpected 21%, with more than half of the new money coming from individual private donations, according to a new Arts Council report on donations and sponsorship.
UK theatre is “hideously white”, according to a report published today for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, with BAME performers the victims of unconscious biase and habitually overlooked for roles in favour of white actors.
The Oxford Literary Festival has agreed to pay authors who appear at next year’s events an author fee of £150.
Government spending on arts and culture is to be maintained at present levels for the next four years, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn Statement.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has given £7.6m as a start up grant to save a Yorkshire stately home.
Moves and changes in arts appointments
The West End night club Fabric, closed by Islington Council after the drugs-related deaths of two teenagers there, is to reopen after the intervention of Amy Lamé, London’s new “Night Czar”, according to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.