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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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Wimbledon's Polka Theatre survives ACE funding scare

30th March 2011

This morning Wimbledon’s Polka theatre, which puts on plays and theatre workshops for children aged 0 to 13, faced an anxious wait to see if it would lose more than a million pounds. But the theatre on The Broadway will keep its current funding level. It is set to receive £566,933 in 2012-13, £579,972 in 2013-14, and £595,052 in 2014-15.

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BECTU Slams 'Incomprehensible' Arts Council Cuts

30th March 2011

The broadcast union, BECTU, is warning of redundancies and company closures across Britain on top of thousands of job losses in the arts, as the scale of the Arts’s Council cuts becomes clear.

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BBC Arts funding Q&A: winners and losers

30th March 2011

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced which organisations will benefit from its funding system which begins next year. About 1,300 venues, theatres, galleries and arts groups had applied for grants from the council. Some 695 groups will get funding – down from 849 – while 110 new groups have been successful. But how were those decisions reached, and who were the winners and losers.

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Berkshire's South Hill Park centre and Norden Farm for the Arts have ACE funding completely cut

30th March 2011

The chief executive of Berkshire’s South Hill Park said he was “shocked” it lost its Arts Council funding. The arts centre in Bracknell will lose £100,000 from its Arts Council grant in 2012-13, and will stop receiving funding in 2013-14. However, the organisation will be able to apply for project funding from the Arts Council in future years.

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Greater Manchester arts groups learn their fate on Arts Council funding decision day

30th March 2011

Here is an update on how groups in the Greater Manchester region have fared. We’re hearing that Oldham Coliseum has received an uplift in funding; that the Cornerhouse and Library Theatre have their full funding confirmed – £2.8m over three years; Lowry arts funding safe until 2015 and that Royal Exchange funding remains the same 2012-15 ’ better than we feared’

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Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company secure NPO funding from Arts Council England.

30th March 2011

The successful joint bid for National Portfolio Funding from the Arts Council has secured £2.8million. The revenue funding covers three years, starting from 2012/13. It will support the work of the merged organisation, made up of two of Manchester’s most established and well-loved arts brands, as they get ready to move into a purpose-built venue at First Street in 2014.

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