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The UK Film Council is to be axed as part of a cost-cutting drive by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), it has been announced.
Leaders of Britain's most prominent cultural institutions - speaking on behalf of organisations across the whole country - appealed directly to the Prime Minister not to cause irreparable damage to our most economically successful sector in the imminent Spending Review.
Arts Council England have announced how it plans to implement the £19 million reduction in its current year budget.
Arts Council England is to announce how it will make the £19 million of in-year savings demanded of it by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Monday June 21.
Moving sets, transporting casts and lighting hotel rooms for British touring theatre companies creates as many greenhouse gas emissions every year as flying around the world 2,680 times, new research has revealed.
Watch a short video of what been happening in Swindon in the last 12 months.
Watershed is delighted to announce the six recipients of this year’s Theatre Sandbox commissions, supported by Arts Council England. Theatre Sandbox: making space for great ideas, is an opportunity for theatre artists to research and develop new ideas that use pervasive media technologies, and is a unique chance to experiment, explore and take risks within a supported environment. This is the first commissioning scheme of its kind in the UK in the theatre sector.
Arts Council England has been told to make a total of £19 million of in-year cuts under Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s £6.2 billion programme of cost reductionss. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport was asked to make £88 million of savings - of which £27 million will come from the Olympics budget. A 3% cut will be made to the DCMS’ core budget, while a 3% cut will also be passed on to all bodies within the DCMS sector.
Exeter’s Northcott Theatre is to reopen - at least in the short term - with a new company set up by the University of Exeter taking over the venue.