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 Barbican has made a sponsorship deal with Christie, the light and sound engineers, that will transform its foyer and entrance areas.
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.
Four year funding worth £300m for 121 school music hubs across the country has been announced by schools minister Nick Gibb.
Perdita Hunt is to leave the Watts Gallery near Guildford next summer after 12 years as director after restoring the gallery, acquiring the Watts’s home and saving the Watts Chapel.
The winner of the first Hepworth Prize for Sculpture is to share the £30,000 prize money with the other three shortlisted artists.