AD:UK closing

Arts Development UK, the national association for people working in arts development and local authorities has announced that it is to close. The result of reduced income from over-stretched local authorities, the organisation is likely to close next month.

In an announcement to its membership, AD:UK Chair Jane Wilson said the decision had been difficult but unavoidable. The organisation has been in discussion with the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) and the Artsworks Alliance to support its members in England and in Wales and expressed its hope that members would find other networks to support their work.