Art

Over 100 places to receive targeted arts funding

24/02/2022

Over 100 places that have been previously overlooked or neglected will be prioritised for arts funding.

Council spending on the arts has halved since 2010

04/02/2022

Local authority expenditure on cultural services has fallen by 50% across England since 2009-2010, according to new research.

Council chiefs welcome plan to support creative arts

17/09/2021

Local authorities are in a ‘unique position’ to support the creative arts and culture sector in their local areas, council chiefs say.

Council installs security to protect suspected Banksy

20/08/2021

A district council has installed extra security around some graffiti that is thought to be a Banksy.

Government should provide £500m arts resilience fund, says study

08/09/2020

The Government should devolve power over arts funding to councils and make a resilience fund available to support art and culture in local areas, report says.

Protecting art in a crisis

27/07/2020

Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy outline how local authorities can play an important part in enabling arts and culture to flourish in their areas.

Art charity announces £2m to support museums and galleries

17/06/2020

Museums and art galleries are to receive a much needed funding boost to help them weather the impact of Covid-19.

Arts council announces £160m of ‘emergency funding’

25/03/2020

Council chiefs have welcomed the announcement of a multi-million-pound injection of funding to support the arts sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

Winners announced for Hearts For The Arts Awards 2020

14/02/2020

A Windrush festival and a theatre company helping those affected by addiction are among the winners of this year's Hearts for the Arts awards.

TPA hits out at council art collections

04/12/2019

The Tax Payers’ Alliance has also hit out at councils across the UK for owning art collections worth nearly £1.9bn and only displaying less than a third of the pieces.

Whitehall announces £250m of culture spending

14/10/2019

The Government has announced £250m of funding for cultural projects, libraries, museums and the creative industries after a decade of cuts.

Ed Sheeran calls for public funding of 'aspiring artists'

29/05/2019

Chart-topping singer songwriter Ed Sheeran has joined industry leaders to warn that home-grown artistic talent could disappear without public funding.

Five areas to share £20m cultural development fund

18/01/2019

The five areas to receive £20m of funding to invest in culture have been unveiled by the Government.

Manchester to double its contribution to arts venue

06/11/2018

Manchester City Council is set to more than double its contribution to delivering a new arts venue after the cost of project rose by nearly £20m.

£5m scheme to help young people access the arts launched

02/10/2018

The Government has announced the establishment of five Youth Performance Partnerships to give young people greater access to the performing arts.

New guide encourages cooperation between arts and health sector

04/10/2017

A new guide aims to encourage people in the arts and health services to work together to prevent illness and improve wellbeing.

Online hub created for councils to share innovative ways to invest in culture

17/08/2017

Financially-squeezed councils can now access a specialised online hub designed to help them share innovative ways to invest in culture.

Arts and culture funding to be shifted away from the capital

05/10/2016

Funding for arts and culture outside of London will be increased by 4% by 2022, Arts Council England has announced.

Councils cutting arts and culture budgets by nearly a fifth, finds report

13/04/2016

Investment in arts and culture by local authorities has fallen by £236m since 2010, a new report has revealed today.

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