Arts Council England

Arts Council funding plans

Arts Council England has published its funding plans for 2018-22. These include an increase in the funds available for Grants for the Arts and details for applications to be included in its National Portfolio of Organisations.

A new category of Sector Support Organisations is to be created along with a banding structure for funded organisations to reduce the bureaucratic requirements on smaller organisations.

ACE review

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced a “tailored review” of Arts Council England and is asking for feedback on the organisation’s functions, efficiency and effectiveness.

The deadline for feedback is 20 September 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tailored-review-of-arts-council-england

ACE responds to sector survey

Changes will be made to Arts Council England’s investment priorities after over 1,000 responses to its survey.

ACE has set out the following changes:

Everyday creativity

A new report investigating the nature of arts funding has called for a shift in funding, language and focus from “Great Art for Everyone” to “Great Arts by, for and with Everyone”. The report, commissioned by the Arts Council calls on the funder to focus on wellbeing and to address funding inequality from large cultural institutions to smaller, grassroots community practice.

Research into social impact of the arts - deadline 3 May 2016

Arts Council England has launched the second round of its Research Fund designed to deepen knowledge and understanding of the impact of art and culture, and the role it plays in our experience as individuals and a society.

London experiences biggest culture cuts

A new report has revealed a £236m or 17% decline in local authority cultural spending since 2010. London boroughs saw the largest cuts in arts and culture spending; 19 per cent between 2010 and 2015.

Arts Council England call for your response to their new proposals

ACE is asking its stakeholders to respond to proposals for arts and culture from 2018.

ACE are keen to hear from people across and beyond the arts and culture sector. Please visit their conversation website, where you can read and respond to the proposals.

Is that all there is? Conference and festival, Birmingham - 9–10 March

A two-day conference and festival highlighting artistic, cultural and creative work with young people with learning disabilities.

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ACE proposals for new funding models

Proposals for new structures for ACE funding from 2018 are on the table for consultation at Arts Council England.

Read the proposals and share your opinion by 20 March 2016.

Read more in Arts Professional.

Arts Council publishing arts in health advocacy

Arts Council England has published a series of essays on the health benefits of the arts by authors including Andrew Marr and Jan Burkhardt.

The essays are part of the Arts Council’s ongoing Create series which was launched with a powerful polemic about the role of arts in health by Professor John Ashton.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/value-arts-and-culture/state-arts/createjournal/join-debate/

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