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London venues win half of ACE's capital development arts budget

30th March 2012

Four of the most acclaimed cultural venues in London are to receive nearly half of the Arts Council England £114?million refurbishment budget.

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Blog: John Holden's arts and culture policy shopping list for No 10

30th March 2012

In the wake of the Conservative cash-for-access scandal, John Holden considers the policies he would take to dinner at No 10.

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Darlington new arts venue loses out on potential £3m ACE funding

30th March 2012

A bid for £3m of funding for a new arts hub in Darlington has been rejected. Councillor Nick Wallis said he was “disappointed” with the decision by the Arts Council not to fund the new art hub next to the Dolphin Centre. The Arts Council, however, say they will continue to work with the council to develop a potential new bid for the next round of funding.

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Blog: Data culture #1: back to (data) basics

29th March 2012

Kicking of his adventure in arts data, Patrick Hussey explores the potential of a sector-wide database – are we ready to share? for The Guardian’s Culture Professionals Network blog.


Bury St Edmunds' Theatre Royal replaces 'uncomfortable' seats

29th March 2012

Five years after a £5m renovation, the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds is to replace its “uncomfortable” seats. Simon Daykin, executive director, said there had been “a lot of comments about levels of comfort” at the Georgian-era theatre.

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Big hitters dominate Arts Council capital funding awards

29th March 2012

Some of Britain’s most heavily subsidised arts institutions among 26 successful applicants for lottery money writes Alex Needham for The Guardian Arts Funding section.

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Arts Council England announces successful first stage capital applications

29th March 2012

Arts Council England today announced the 26 organisations that have been successful in the first stage of their application to its new large-scale capital funding programme.

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Arts groups being hit by funding cuts, The Stage survey says

29th March 2012

More than one in 10 arts companies who lost all of their core Arts Council of England funding have shut down or are closing, according to research. The Stage newspaper contacted the 206 companies who lost their entire funding and found that 24 have ceased to operate or will soon do so. A further 33 said they were at risk, 70 said they were “just” surviving, while 24 said their finances were healthy.

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Darlington Arts Centre could be saved with commercial proposal

28th March 2012

Talks are under way into whether Darlington Arts Centre could be used as a hotel, restaurant and “commercial premises for creative industries”. It would allow the centre, in Vane Terrace, to retain a gallery and performance space for public use. Darlington Borough Council is considering options, having received bids to buy the site. Earlier this month, it agreed to close the Arts Centre in July and market the site to save £500,000 to help cut its budget by a fifth.

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Communitybuilders Fund Feasibility Grants scheme open

27th March 2012

From 27 February to noon on 13 April 2012, organisations are welcome to apply for Communitybuilders Feasibility Grants. Feasibility grants of half a million will be available for organisations looking to research and develop a sustainable and entrepreneurial idea that meets social needs of their local community.

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