Arts Funding

Matt Trueman: Wondering how to vote? Pick your philistine carefully
A debate on arts funding between the major parties reveals both telling differences and worrying similarities
Guest Blog: Theatres need to wise up to their customers
By Clive Humby
Clive Humby, who pioneered the Tesco Clubcard, believes theatre needs to catch up with other industries in order to reach vital new audiences
Catherine Love: Transforming the funding landscape
Does the Arts Council need to start looking beyond buildings and offering more support directly to theatre-makers?
New culture secretary Sajid Javid: 'I have a poster of Thatcher on my wall'
In his first major speech on the arts, Javid called for more philanthropy and greater diversity in the arts and heritage sectors
Samuel West launches '50p for culture' campaign
The campaign aims to highlight local authority spending on the arts
Correcting the London bias: £600m should be taken from capital and given to regions, says new report
By Terri Paddock
The arts funding debate is taken up a gear with the publication of Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital, which highlights the disparity between arts in London and other parts of the country
Report reveals plight of London's small theatres
A major report into the state of London's small theatres has made a series of recommendations to save venues from closure
Infographic: Soho Theatre demonstrates impact of public investment
By Editorial Staff
To mark total audience numbers at Soho Theatre passing one million, the venue has compiled an infographic showing the cultural and economic impact it makes, including the fact it generates more in tax revenues than it receives in public funding
Rumours DCMS will be abolished are 'rubbish', says Maria Miller
Culture Secretary Maria Miller MP has dismissed recent rumours that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport is about to be abolished as "nonsense". Maria Miller Writing in the G