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Paying Artists campaign: a-n and AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide launched

Following more than two years working and consulting with artists, major public funders and visual arts organisations, a-n and AIR has published new guidelines for paying artists for their contribution to public exhibitions. ADUK has supported the initiative and strongly urges all members to comply with the scheme.

At the official launch at Jerwood Space […]

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Notes from the Chair

Interesting times indeed. Whichever way you voted in the EU referendum it is clear that we have entered into new and uncertain times. Institutions and structures which had seemed like the permanent backdrop for our work: very much there, important, but not particularly visible (and a little like the governing documents of many charities), […]

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Feedback from Creative Industries Federation on Brexit

The Creative Industries Federation were quick in bringing the sector together to make an early start on considering the implications of Brexit for the cultural and creative industries. Attended by over 150 delegates, including the ADUK Vice Chair Tony Witton and London Regional Coordinator Matthew Couper, the meeting was a useful forum for colleagues […]

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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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Please sign the EBacc parliamentary petition

The Bacc for the Future campaign team have instigated an official Parliamentary petition asking the Department for Education (DfE) to include expressive arts in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – it has been signed by over 75,500 people and needs to accumulate 100,000 signatures by 9th May in order to ensure that the EBacc will be […]

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ADUK Response to the DCMS White Paper

ADUK have responded to the DCMS White Paper consultation on the proposals for a new, far-reaching cultural strategy, the first in 50 years, reflecting the world today. Jane Wilson. Chair of ADUK writes:

“Arts Development UK is a membership organisation, representing over 350 arts development professionals based mainly in England and Wales. Our members work […]

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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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Government White Paper sets out future for arts funding sector

A series of open, online discussions will soon allow the public to feed into the new White Paper which will be published in late 2015 or early 2016. A new Government White Paper will set out a vision and agenda for the future of the arts, culture and heritage sector. Due to be published at […]

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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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Cultural planning guidance provided in new Government online Planning Practice Guidance

The Culture in Planning Alliance (CiPA) is delighted that the new online Planning Practice Guidance published on 06 March 2014 and introduced by Nick Boles MP in his written ministerial statement includes new references to guide the development of culture in local plans and plan-making. CiPA is very pleased that many of its recommendations during […]

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