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Axe hangs over London arts groups as grants are slashed

26th October 2010

Up to 100 publicly funded art organisations could be forced to close under a strict new regime for awarding grants, experts warned today.

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Oxford theatre staff face axe after Arts Council cuts

26th October 2010

An Oxford theatre has said it is likely to cut staff after its funding from Arts Council England (ACE) was slashed by almost £22,000 for next year. The Arts Council’s budget is being cut by £100m between 2011 and 2015 as part of the government’s Spending Review.

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Theatre grants hit in Arts Council England budget cuts in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

26th October 2010

About £100,000 in grants will be cut from arts projects in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, it has been announced. At least 10 organisations in the two counties will be affected by Arts Council England’s (ACE) decision to reduce its grants by 7% next year.

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Sadler’s Wells reports highest audiences to date for 2009/10

26th October 2010

Sadler’s Wells has announced record-breaking audience figures in the 2009/10 financial year. The organisation’s annual report also reveals that the turnover for the year was £19.8 million, 65% of which was generated from ticket sales. In 2009/10 earned income represented 88.4% of the company’s income, with its Arts Council England grant making up 13.6%

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ACE to cut RFOs by 8.7% in 2011/12

26th October 2010

Comprehensive Spending Review: Arts Council England has announced that the majority of its regularly funded organisations will be hit with an almost 9% real terms funding cut in 2011/12, with further, more severe cuts to come from 2012/13.

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Arts Council announces funding decisions for the Arts in England

26th October 2010

Arts Council England revealed its plans for implementing the 29.6% cut to its budget announced as part of the Government’s Spending Review. Following a meeting of National Council yesterday (25 October) an implementation plan has been agreed to reduce Art Council England’s grant-in-aid budget from its current baseline of £449 million to £349m by 2015. This is a real-terms cut of £457m over four years.

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Blog: Berwick Maltings says 'theatres need to rethink the way their own buildings work'

26th October 2010

The Maltings is not a well-funded organisation. Just 32% of our turnover comes from funding, against a national average of around 43%. Most of this public funding comes from Northumberland County Council – just over £108,000 this year, around 23% of our total income. But 9% of our total income comes through funding from Arts Council England, whose funding goes to support our live events programme and the organisation as a whole.

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Northern Ireland Arts sector fears curtain will come down on funding

26th October 2010

The people behind two landmark arts venues in Northern Ireland have said the major projects will not be threatened by Government cuts but have voiced fears over future funding. They insist that the development of the new Lyric Theatre and the Metropolitan Art Centre (Mac), both in Belfast, will go ahead unaffected by budget cuts.

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Letters: Art of survival in the regions

26th October 2010

Letter on arts funding to The Guardian: Simon Jenkins is, of course, right to say that regional arts infrastructure should be treated proportionately (As they bow to London’s arts mafiosi, the Tories still handcuff the provinces, 22 October). As Ed Vaizey himself acknowledges, attracting private support in the regions is challenging, to say the least, simply because we don’t have that broad business base or individual wealth.

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King's Theatre restoration campaign gathers pace

25th October 2010

In its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century the King’s Theatre in Dundee played host to superstars such as Harry Lauder, music hall queen Marie Lloyd and Dundee-born entertainer Will Fyffe. The impressive red sandstone building located in the city’s Cowgate now operates as a nightclub and has been described by UK advisory body the Theatres Trust as a “handsome” structure that “could have become a great asset to the City of Dundee.”

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