Arts Council England

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.

60% of older people see arts as key to health

An independent poll of older people found 75% found that culture was important to their happiness and 60% saw it as important in making them feel healthy. However nearly 40% found it more difficult to take part in the arts now than when they were younger.

Arts Council research into disabled people working in the arts

Arts Council England has launched a survey to try to better understand the experiences of disabled people working in arts and culture.

The survey is open to disabled and non-disabled people who are employees, employers, aspire to work in the sector, or are currently out of work.

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New ACE funding for diversity

Arts Council England has established four new funding streams designed to increase the diversity of the country’s arts workforce.

Among the schemes is one designed to support small to medium organisations looking to create new opportunities for arts practitioners.

Grants for the arts applications changing

From 27 January, all new applications for Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme will be processed through a new online portal.

The change is part of ACE’s cost-cutting measures and the organisation hopes the change will result in £1m in savings each year.

Museums facing challenges

New research by Arts Council England has revealed the financial challenges facing the museums sector and recommended that museums “must be on the front foot and take responsibility for seeking to link the museum to the broader council agenda” including health and wellbeing.


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