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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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Arts Select Committee to review Arts Council England’s regional funding policy

A House of Commons Select Committee has opened an inquiry into the work of Arts Council England and its regional funding policies. ACE is to be the subject of a Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry which is seeking views on whether the geographical distribution of arts funding is fair, and whether there is any […]

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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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New Arts Council England Structure

The new Arts Council England structure came into operation on 1 July 2013, following an organisation review. The changes come as a result of the requirement, made as part of Arts Council England’s previous 2010 settlement for 2011-15, that ACE reduce its administrative costs by 50 per cent as applied to its Grant in Aid […]

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Culture & Heritage in an independent Scotland

Fiona Hyslop

Fiona Hyslop, Culture Secretary to the Scottish Assembly gave an impassioned speech on Scottish Culture earlier last month that some members may like to read. She disagrees with Maria Miller in her approach to culture, stating that “The Scottish Government already accepts the case for the role of government in supporting the […]

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DCMS Arts Priorities for 2015

Maria Miller MP

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has set out the details of the June Spending Review settlement and its implications for the DCMS and for Arts Council England (ACE). Confirming a funding cut to the Arts Council of 5% for 2014/15 – lower than for some other DCMS clients – she attributed this […]

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Entertainment Licence Deregulation

The order deregulating plays, performance and dance to audiences of up to 500 people, between 8am and 11pm, went through Parliament without any problems. It is planned to take effect on Thursday 27 June. Music performance for the same number of audience and at the same times is already deregulated.

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AD:uk Response to Creative Industries DCMS Consultation

We (Lucia Masundire and Diana Pasek-Atkinson, East Midlands Coordinators) are preparing a response on behalf of AD:uk regarding the DCMS consultation on ‘Classifying and measuring the creative industries’. The consultation has a number of proposals regarding measuring the creative industries, most notably a proposal that gave the impression that the DCMS was considering removing ‘Craft’ […]

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DCMS Consultation launched to classify & measure the creative industries

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a consultation aimed at redefining the creative industries. Evidence gathered through the consultation will inform the DCMS’s review of what falls inside the creative industries. This could have a significant impact on future policy initiatives for the sector. The consultation is running […]

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Licensing Act deregulation

A draft order that will remove the need for entertainment licences for most plays, dance and indoor sport, has been laid before Parliament by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Changes to current legislation as a result of previous consultations, which AD:uk took part in, are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-proposal-to-examine-the-deregulation-of-schedule-one-of-the-licensing-act-2003

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