Creative exports still rising despite Brexit

The UK’s creative industries' service exports have continued to rise despite Covid and Brexit, according to a new report from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (Creative PEC) published today.

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Campbell leaves Theatre Wales after grant slashed

Lorne Campbell is standing down as artistic director and CEO of National Theatre Wales in the middle of a restructure that follows the 100% cut in its Arts Council Wales grant.

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Mary Archer to lead ACE in review

A DCMS-ordered review of Arts Council England is to be led by the scientist and former chair of the Science Museum Mary Archer.

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Arts can lead UK’s growth – Starmer

Culture and creativity are the soft power than can lead Britain’s economic recovery, Labour leader Kier Starmer said yesterday.

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Sandy Nairne to chair Art Fund

Sandy Nairne, the former director of the National Portrait Gallery, is to be the next chairman of Art Fund, succeeding the one-time culture secretary Lord Smith in the autumn.

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Frazer ‘disappointed’ at councils’ arts cuts

Culture secretary Lucy Frazer has laid the blame for local arts funding cuts firmly with councils, pointing to emergency government funding devised to help, while “well managed” authorities are not making draconian cuts to cultural projects.

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SPOTLIGHT: Art – Barking’s Trojan horse in the battle for social care

In our occasional Spotlight series we look at an International Women’s Day event that is part of a wider collaboration of artist, social workers and residents

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‘Where are the champions of the arts?’

Culture and theatres in particular are in crisis but have no collective voice to make their case, said Graeme Farrow, artistic director of the Wales Millennium Centre, today.

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BUDGET: New tax relief for theatres and orchestras

Permanent tax relief for theatres and orchestras announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in his Budget have been widely welcomed.

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Sarah Bardwell to take over at RPO

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is to have a new managing director for its 2024-25 season. Sarah Bardwell is to take over from James Williams.

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