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AD:uk/Arts Council of Wales Local Authority Arts Investment & Partnership Survey 2013/14

Arts Development UK are pleased to announce the release of our tenth annual local authority arts spending survey, undertaken to assess the level of arts investment for 2012/13. The survey was undertaken in spring/summer 2013 to assess the level of arts spending forecast for 2013/14 with an online survey sent to all authorities in England […]

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Arts Council England Guidelines in Paying Artists

ACE has issued guidelines for all applicants to their GfA lottery grant programmes on information on rates of pay for artists. The guidelines are available here: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/pdf/gfta_information_sheets_june_2013/How_to_pay_artists_June_2013.pdf

£124m local funding cuts to culture acknowledged by DCLG

Local authority support for culture is falling by a further £124 million in 2013/14, according to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government. DCLG has just published the budgeted expenditure for local authorities in 2013/14. The figures reveal that while the overall spend by local authorities actually increases slightly from 2012/13 to […]

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Treasury have agreed a 5% cuts deal agreed for the arts within the CSR

The national papers on Saturday broke the story that the DCMS has settled with the Treasury for the Comprehensive Spending Review for 2014-15 at 8%, and that the arts have got a ring-fenced 5% cut deal from George Osborne. It is a great deal for the DCMS and Maria Miller compared with what it might […]

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Arts Development UK Local Authority Arts Funding Survey 2012

Arts Development UK are pleased to announce the release of our ninth annual local authority arts spending survey, undertaken to assess the level of arts spending for 2012/13. The survey shows that there have been significant changes to budgets in local authority arts spending, but many authorities are now showing a certain amount of financial […]

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Epic Awards open to amateur arts & crafts groups

The Epic Awards 2013 are open to all amateur art and craft groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland and they are free to enter. The search is on to find winners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who can demonstrate that they have achieved something Epic – whether that’s improving life in their […]

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cCLOA Financial Settlements for Culture & Sport 12/13: survey summary

62 local authorities responded to CLOA’s recent survey and the headlines include:

This year no specific service area has been immune to budget reduction. The services hit hardest, with cuts exceeding 15%, once again include arts, sports development, sport and leisure facilities, with museums joining the ranks of services under the squeeze. Based on returns, […]

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Sponsorship Opportunities with AD:uk

AD:uk are seeking a corporate sponsor with a truly great deal. The £1,000 annual package includes:

A stand at the Arts Development UK National Conference 2012, taking place in York on 18th & 19th October 2012, to include one delegate place (valued at £450). Accreditation as a sponsor on all promotional materials for the National […]

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Artists’ international development fund opens for applications

A joint three-year programme between the British Council and Arts Council England which will support individual artists based in England to work internationallyis now open for applications. The Artists’ international development fund will provide grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 for artists to travel, explore and collaborate internationally while carrying out professional projects.

The […]

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Arts Development UK Local Authority Arts Spending Survey

In this critical time for local government, with budget cuts continuing to hit most services, it is imperative that we maintain our intelligence on the financial situation for arts services. We have been collecting financial data the last 6 years, but 2012/13 will see our members face major challenges that we need to document and […]

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