Arts Funding

Election 2015: How do parties compare on the arts?
By Editorial Staff
As the election looms, we round up key lines about arts policy from the manifestos of five parties
UK Theatre releases 'advocacy document' ahead of election
The Theatre Matters report makes four key recommendations to the next government
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