White Paper: ‘Culture is everyone’s right’

Access opportunities to the arts for all, with poorer children benefitting from a new scheme and culture at the heart of a local decision-making, are the key features of the government’s first strategy for arts and culture, as outlined in the White Paper published today by culture minister Ed Vaizey.

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London showcase for regional theatre

Plays and performances from theatre companies around the country are to be given a London showcase with A Nation’s Theatre Festival through April and May.

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Venues under threat in Bristol

Report says developments could close city centre clubs

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New scheme extends art loans to £25,000

 

Creative United, the company behind the Arts Council’s Own Art programme is extending its reach to include more expensive works of art.

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Chester’s new art centre renamed

 

Chester’s new £37 million arts centre and library is to be called Storyhouse.

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ENO settles over chorus

English National Opera and Equity have come to an agreement over a new deal with the chorus that will see their contracts cut by three months in a year ands their numbers reduced.

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Is this Charlotte Brontë – by Branwell?

Is this the lost portrait of the novelist Charlotte Brontë painted by her brother Branwell? Charlotte Cory, curator of an exhibition that opened this week in London, believes it is. 

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Osborne’s boost for touring

Museums and galleries are to get extra tax relief for touring.

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Budget: Museum tours' tax breaks

There will be tax breaks to encourage museums and galleries to tour exhibitions, Chancellor George Osborne announced in the spring budget, coming into effect in April 2017.

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Stark to head Olympicopolis

Andrea Stark, who led the creation of the 14-acre High House Production Park which includes the Royal Opera House's set-building and wardrobe and Creative Skills, is to be director of the Foundation of FutureLondon Olympicopolis project.

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