Save the Arts. 'An important message about the arts' - an animated video by artist David Shrigley
Leaders of Britain's most prominent cultural institutions - speaking on behalf of organisations across the whole country - appealed directly to the Prime Minister not to cause irreparable damage to our most economically successful sector in the imminent Spending Review.
Arts Council England have announced how it plans to implement the £19 million reduction in its current year budget.
Arts Council England is to announce how it will make the £19 million of in-year savings demanded of it by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Monday June 21.
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.
A quick round up of some of the news relating to future arts funding under the new government...
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.
Arts Council England has unveiled proposals for a new “politician-proof” ten-year plan that would see a radical shake-up of its funding system, including allowing grant applications from the commercial theatre sector for the first time in decades.
Arts Council England have published the criteria it uses to make decisions about which organisations to fund regularly.