Cultural Services

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.

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.

Council services ‘declining’ due to £5bn funding gap, MPs say

21/08/2019

MPs have accused the Government of being ‘derelict in its duty’ by failing to set out a funding settlement that would ease the pressure on frontline services.

Council approves plans for 10ft Thatcher statue

06/02/2019

Councillors in Lincolnshire have given the go ahead for a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher to be placed in Grantham, home town of the late prime minister.

Popular council services could be swallowed by £8bn funding black hole

01/02/2019

Many popular council services could disappear by 2025 due to a £8bn funding black hole, council leaders have warned today.

Council spending on cultural services slashed by £400m

28/01/2019

Council spending on cultural resources such as museums, libraries, and the arts has been reduced by almost £400m over the last eight years of austerity, new research has revealed.

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.

Cambridge CC to bring cultural services back in-house

24/12/2018

Cambridge CC has announced it will return to providing cultural services directly after Cambridge Live struggles to meet financial targets.

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.

Government announces £15m in cultural regeneration funds

23/03/2018

The tourism minister today committed to giving Blackpool, Bradford and the Lake District £15m in cultural regeneration funds for the North.

Waltham named first London Borough of Culture

27/02/2018

Waltham Forest will be awarded over £1m as it is named the first ever London Borough of Culture.

Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021

08/12/2017

Coventry has been chosen to be the UK's City of Culture for 2021.

£15m fund to support culture and tech projects in the North

05/12/2017

Eleven towns and cities from across Northern England have bid for a share of a new £15m fund to support major culture and tech capital projects.

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.

London to become 'leading 24-hour global city’, mayor says

26/07/2017

London is set to become a 'leading 24-hour global city' under plans unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan.

Mayor launches London Borough of Culture competition

03/07/2017

London’s boroughs will be able to apply for over £1m of funding in order to develop their cultural activities and stage ‘world-class’ cultural events.

Newcastle-Gateshead to host 2018 Great Exhibition

11/10/2016

Newcastle-Gateshead has been chosen to host the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North.

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.

Hull announces £100m investment into cultural infrastructure

23/09/2016

Hull has launched ‘ambitious’ plans to invest £100m in cultural infrastructure in order to capitalise on its tenure as the UK City of Culture 2017.

New programme will give 600 youths access to the arts, Whitehall claims

10/08/2016

A new programme promoting cultural engagement within disadvantaged communities will provide 600 young people increased access to the arts, the Government claims.

Museums receive over £12m amid cuts in arts funding

03/08/2016

Museums across the country are to receive millions in funding to transform them into ‘sustainable and resilient businesses’, at a time when investment in the arts is decreasing.

150-year-old Welsh museum under threat from cuts

08/01/2016

The future of Wales’ oldest museum is in question as council is forced to cut funding to cultural services in their bid to save £90m.

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