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Barking theatre receives £255k from Arts Council

30th March 2011

The Broadway Theatre was celebrating today after receiving a quarter of a million pounds from the Arts Council. The boost came after Barking and Dagenham Council agreed to cut £165,000 of grants from the theatre in Barking in February. The Arts Council windfall will help the playhouse fund home grown talent and productions.

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Arts funding cuts: Let’s not weep too much over these changes

30th March 2011

A national outrage against the arts – or a necessary reality-check? The subsidised arts have had it very good recently, and still do – despite the cuts, says Dominic Cavendish.

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Riverside Studios, Shared Experience and Exeter among casualties in ACE’s “progressive” new portfolio

30th March 2011

Riverside Studios in London, Derby Theatre, Exeter Northcott, black theatre company Nitro and touring company Shared Experience have been the big casualties in today’s announcement of funding beyond 2012 by Arts Council England. The five companies were among 206 current regularly funded organisations who applied to join ACE’s new national portfolio and instead had their funding completely axed.

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Datablog: Arts council funding get the full decisions list

30th March 2011

The Arts Council funding decisions are out – you can get the full list here. You can read live updates of the reaction from groups around the country.

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Derby Theatre loses all funding in ACE announcement

30th March 2011

Derby Theatre will lose all of its core funding beyond 2012, Arts Council England revealed as part of its national portfolio announcement. Derby City Council had submitted a joint application with the lease-holder of the theatre, University of Derby, for national portfolio funding rather than applying through its Derby Live organisation.

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Arts Council awards more money to Tewkesbury theatre

30th March 2011

The Roses Theatre will receive £261,171 over three years and is one of only two Gloucestershire arts organisations to receive an increase in agency funding. Director Deborah Rees said: “This is not just about expanding our artistic plans, it is also about finding ways of sustaining the theatre in the future.”

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Tricycle Theatre to suffer cut of 11% in Arts Council grant

30th March 2011

The loss of more than a tenth of Tricycle Theatre’s public funding has been branded “very disappointing” by a boss of the Kilburn arts venue. The Tricycle Theatre – a theatre, a cinema and a gallery in High Road, Kilburn – will receive £725,315 in April, down £53,756 or 11 per cent on this year.

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Blog: How the government plans to support the arts

30th March 2011

Ed Vaizey MP blogs for The Spectator Arts Blog.

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Northumberland Theatres facing mixed future after ACE announcement

30th March 2011

Long-established Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) are facing an uncertain future after they failed in their application to join the national portfolio. NTC, which takes theatre to rural communities, is getting £313,369 in this transitional year but nothing thereafter. There was contrasting news up the road in Berwick, as The Maltings Theatre & Arts Centre was among the county’s biggest winners

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Arts Council England announces its funding decisions and new National Portfolio of Arts Organisations

30th March 2011

Arts Council England unveiled its National portfolio of funded organisations, following its landmark decision in 2010 to introduce a new funding system and framework for the arts in England, and the 29.6% grant in aid (GIA) cut to its 2011-2015 budget from government. 14.9% of this cut has been passed on to the budget for portfolio organisations.

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