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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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Stafford Gatehouse Theatre to open after revamp

30th March 2011

A Staffordshire theatre will have a full house when it opens after a £200,000 refurbishment. Stafford Gatehouse Theatre has installed new seating and lighting and improved acoustics.

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The Core at Corby Cube wins Arts Council funding

30th March 2011

A new theatre in Northamptonshire has secured Arts Council funding for the next four years. The Core at Corby Cube has been given £140,000 for 2012/13, rising to nearly £147,000 in 2014/15.

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Somerset theatres' funding blow from Arts Council

30th March 2011

Two theatres in Somerset have lost their funding from the Arts Council. The Brewhouse in Taunton and Merlin Theatre in Frome applied for £260,000 and £211,000 respectively.

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Boston Blackfriars theatre director's local help plea suggestion for those affected by ACE cuts

30th March 2011

The chairman of a Lincolnshire theatre has said venues affected by Arts Council England funding cuts should seek help from their local community. Graham Armour is from the Blackfriars Theatre in Boston, which faced closure after losing its funding three years ago. The theatre was saved by a local campaign group, which now runs the venue on a voluntary basis.

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Transformation and Revelation UK Performance Design Exhibition now open

29th March 2011

The Society of British Theatre Designers will present the National exhibition ‘Transformation & Revelation’ UK Design for Performance 2007 – 2011 at the RWCMD in Cardiff until April 16th. This is a unique opportunity to preview this extraordinary collection of work before it travels in part to represent the UK at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition this summer

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Comment: A great act of vandalism that will impoverish us all

28th March 2011

This culture-gutting coalition claims to care about both happiness and economic growth – so why cut arts funding? blogs Polly Toynbee for The Guardian.

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