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Mixed news for Merseyside arts groups in Arts Council funding cuts

30th March 2011

Merseyside arts organisations have revealed a mixed picture after the announcement of Arts Council England funding decisions today. Some bodies are celebrating increases in their grants from the council, while others have received the news their regular funding has been cut completely.

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Norwich arts organisations’ delight at Arts Council funding announcement

30th March 2011

Five Norfolk arts bodies will receive funding totaling more than £5.1m across three years, from 2012. The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich Writers’ Centre and Norwich-based dance company Tilted Productions have all received increased grants.

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John Nettles named as Jersey Opera House patron

30th March 2011

Bergerac and Midsomer Murders actor John Nettles is to be the patron of the Friends of the Jersey Opera House. He said the theatre was an island treasure that housed memories of the best of Jersey life.

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London venues positive about Arts Council grants

30th March 2011

Cultural organisations across England have been told whether they will receive the funding they requested over the next four years. Organisations from around London explain how their new grants will be spent – and whether they are pleased or disappointed with their awards.

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Belgrade Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre secure Arts Council funding

30th March 2011

The Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre have secured Arts Council funding for the next three years. There had been fears that the venues would suffer “devastating cuts” after the government slashed the Arts Council budget by 29.6per cent. But Belgrade Theatre bosses were happy with today’s announcement – despite seeing a 4.5 per cent drop in funding.

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Celebrations for Oldham Coliseum after funding boost

30th March 2011

Oldham Coliseum is celebrating after securing £600,000 in funding from the Arts Council England. The grant had been at risk after the government spending review axed around £100m from the Arts Council’s annual grant. But the Coliseum is delighted to have been included in the national portfolio of organisations to receive support.

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The Stage report on ACE funding – 206 companies axed

30th March 2011

Wednesday March 30th 2011 is a watershed moment for UK theatre and performing arts as the Arts Council England announces its biggest ever shake-up of arts funding. Understand the full implications of the funding decisions with The Stage’s digital supplement.

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Philanthropy in the Arts Report Launched

30th March 2011

Arts Quarter has released the findings of its sector-wide consultation on the Philanthropy in the Arts Agenda as announced by Department for Culture, Media & Sport Secretary, Jeremy Hunt in December 2010.

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Culture Cuts: Arts Council funding decision day, as it happened

30th March 2011

Today is the day, finally, for the Arts Council England cuts and funding decisions. The Guardian Culture Cuts blog followed it live.

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Exeter Northcott fails to make it into ACE’s national portfolio

30th March 2011

The embattled Exeter Northcott received another blow today, when Arts Council England announced that the venue is not in its new national portfolio. The producing theatre, which went into administration in early 2010 before launching a new company last summer, had applied for core funding from ACE.

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