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The Guardian Culture Blog: Arts Council funding decisions should empower users and offer choice

1st July 2014

Read more at The Guardian Culture Professionals Network
Arts Council funding decisions should empower users and offer choice
Published: 1 July 2014


Arts Council England Blog: Looking back with pride - and forward with hope

1st July 2014

Read more at Arts Council England
Looking back with pride – and forward with hope
Published: 1 July 2014


Arts Council funding: Winners and losers

1st July 2014

Read more at BBC News
Arts Council funding: Winners and losers
Published: 1 July 2014


Theatres Trust responds to Arts Council England investment plans 15 – 18

1st July 2014

The Theatres Trust’s Director Mhora Samuel commented on the 65 capital awards totalling £71m announced today by Arts Council England. “We are delighted that ACE Capital Lottery recognises the important role theatres and arts centres play in sustaining our arts ecology. These grants will make a real difference to ensuring theatres meet the demands of today’s audiences and theatre makers. We are especially pleased that Theatre Hullabaloo has been supported to develop a new theatre for children and young people following the closure of Darlington Arts Centre, and that Cheshire West and Chester Council has been awarded funds for the new Chester Centre, replacing the former Chester Gateway. We are also pleased that over 77% of capital grants have gone to theatres and arts centres in the regions.”

Rebecca Morland, The Trust’s Theatres Adviser, said, ‘We’re delighted to see so many theatres amongst the recipients of both large scale and small scale awards. We are already working with some theatres on their schemes, and look forward to providing advice and support to many others as their projects develop.”

Speaking about the NPO awards, The Theatres Trust’s Director, Mhora Samuel said, “It is good to see revenue investment going into new initiatives such as Southampton’s new Performing Arts Centre, newly opened theatres such as the Doncaster CAST, and regional venues including the Hall for Cornwall and Hull Truck. It is also good to see funding return to the Northcott Theatre in Exeter and Derby Theatre. However with so many organisations responsible for theatres and arts centres having been cut, and many more not achieving NPO status, we will be assessing the impact on those theatres and looking to support them through our Theatres Advice Service. We are particularly concerned about smaller theatres and regional venues that are the only provision in their area, such as Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal.”

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Cwmbran theatre closes in on fundraising target

1st July 2014

Read more at South Wales Argus
Cwmbran theatre closes in on fundraising target
Published 1 July 2014


Liverpool Philharmonic’s Simon Glinn appointed chief executive of Buxton Opera House

1st July 2014

Read more at The Stage
Liverpool Philharmonic’s Simon Glinn appointed chief executive of Buxton Opera House
Published 1 July 2014


Staffordshire New Vic wins £2.8m Arts Council cash

1st July 2014

Read more at BBC News
Staffordshire New Vic wins £2.8m Arts Council cash
Published 1 July 2014


Bristol venues to benefit from increased art funding

1st July 2014

Read more at ITV News
Bristol venues to benefit from increased art funding
Published 1 July 2014


English National Opera tightens reins as 58 groups lose Arts Council funding

1st July 2014

Read more at The Guardian
English National Opera tightens reins as 58 groups lose Arts Council funding
Published 1 July 2014


Hull wins funding boost for the arts

1st July 2014

Read more at Yorkshire Post
Hull wins funding boost for the arts
Published 1 July 2014


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