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ADUK Local Authority Arts Investment Survey 2017

In summer 2017 ADUK undertook its 14th annual local authority spending survey to assess the level of arts spending forecast for 2017/18. For the last 5 years the survey has been in association with Arts Council of Wales, demonstrating ADUK’s growing relationship with local authorities in Wales as well as England, delivering our ambition to […]

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DCMS culture plan

The DCMS has an annual budget of £1.5b. A new single departmental plan for the Department of Culture, Media & Sport has been published that sets out how government will deliver its priorities by 2020. The vision is ‘Driving growth; enriching lives and promoting Britain to the world’ and there are six key areas: • […]

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Autumn Spending Review

In a most welcome move from the Treasury, the Chancellor has announced in the Autumn Spending Review that arts funding will be protected from cuts, declaring that culture is one of the “best investments we can make”. Funding for Arts Council England (ACE) and the national museums and galleries will not fall in cash terms […]

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Select Committee states that London arts lottery funding is out of all proportion to its population

A “clear funding imbalance in favour of London” is being paid for by tax payers and Lottery players in other parts of the country, and the capital receives a share of arts funding that is “out of all proportion to its population”, according to a report by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport […]

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The PLACE Report: Policy for the Lottery, the Arts & Community in England

The distribution of Lottery funding for the arts in England is a closed system, operating for the benefit of a small number of arts organisations but to the detriment of wider society and the economy, according to a new report by Peter Stark, Christopher Gordon, David Powell and Steve Trow who recently revealed England’s regional […]

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Budget statement

Theatre, ballet, dance and opera productions will be able to claim up to 25% tax relief from September as a result of Wednesday’s Budget. Chancellor George Osborne announced two rates of relief, 25% for touring production and 20% for others, available to both commercial and subsidised companies. There is also to be further tax relief […]

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AD:uk Submission to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the work of Arts Council England

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has opened an inquiry into the work of Arts Council England and its regional funding policies. It is seeking views on whether the geographical distribution of arts funding is fair, and whether there is any justification for the current weighting of this towards London. The inquiry will also […]

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Strengthening the argument for the economic impact of the arts

The latest figures estimating the composition of the UK’s creative economy and the financial performance of the creative industries are shining a clearer light on the economic impact of the arts. Using new criteria developed following a 2012 study by Nesta to classify the activities of the different parts of the creative industries, the Creative […]

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More cuts on the way for ACE

DCMS budget reductions announced in the recent Autumn Statement are to be passed on to Arts Council England (ACE) as a cut to its grant in aid budget of 1.17% in 2014/15 and 1.13% in 2015/16. ACE will be passing the 2014/15 cut on to its National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major partner museums; but […]

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Cultural Commissioning Programme – bridging the gap between arts & cultural organisations & public service commissioners

The Cultural Commissioning Programme will help arts and cultural organisations engage in public sector commissioning and will also work with public service commissioners to develop awareness of the potential for arts and culture to deliver their outcomes. Led by NCVO, with NPC, nef, MMM, this is an Arts Council England funded project. From April 2014, […]

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