Watershed is delighted to announce the six recipients of this year’s Theatre Sandbox commissions, supported by Arts Council England. Theatre Sandbox: making space for great ideas, is an opportunity for theatre artists to research and develop new ideas that use pervasive media technologies, and is a unique chance to experiment, explore and take risks within a supported environment. This is the first commissioning scheme of its kind in the UK in the theatre sector.
Arts Council England has been told to make a total of £19 million of in-year cuts under Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s £6.2 billion programme of cost reductionss. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport was asked to make £88 million of savings - of which £27 million will come from the Olympics budget. A 3% cut will be made to the DCMS’ core budget, while a 3% cut will also be passed on to all bodies within the DCMS sector.
Exeter’s Northcott Theatre is to reopen - at least in the short term - with a new company set up by the University of Exeter taking over the venue.
Media, arts and sports policy is not a key priority for the new coalition government - any more than it was in the parties' election manifestos. Culture is on the back-burner, hardly mentioned in the first agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. But the Olympic Games will loom large over the next two years and that ha
A quick round up of some of the news relating to future arts funding under the new government...
A type of revolver that fires blanks and which has been used widely by theatres and film production companies has been made illegal.
At a public meeting held on Tuesday 11th May, and following the recent announcement of a £6.1m grant from Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic revealed details of the next stage of its multi-million pound redevelopment. The King Street complex is to undergo £19.3m of refurbishment work which will see the Theatre Royal and surrounding buildings transformed into a flexible complex with up to ten performance spaces.
Exeter’s Northcott Theatre is to go dark for two months until June 25, when the venue will participate in the Exeter Summer Festival. As a result, the administrator currently running the venue will make 27 further redundancies.
BBC Writersroom, BBC Independent Drama Commissioning, and South West Screen are pleased to announce a partnership to develop talented writers and their original TV ideas in the South West
A four-storey hotel on the harbourside and mischievous antics in supermarkets are just two of the highlights of the Mayfest 2010 programme, announced today.