Media, arts and sports policy is not a key priority for the new coalition government - any more than it was in the parties' election manifestos. Culture is on the back-burner, hardly mentioned in the first agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. But the Olympic Games will loom large over the next two years and that ha
A quick round up of some of the news relating to future arts funding under the new government...
A type of revolver that fires blanks and which has been used widely by theatres and film production companies has been made illegal.
At a public meeting held on Tuesday 11th May, and following the recent announcement of a £6.1m grant from Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic revealed details of the next stage of its multi-million pound redevelopment. The King Street complex is to undergo £19.3m of refurbishment work which will see the Theatre Royal and surrounding buildings transformed into a flexible complex with up to ten performance spaces.
Exeter’s Northcott Theatre is to go dark for two months until June 25, when the venue will participate in the Exeter Summer Festival. As a result, the administrator currently running the venue will make 27 further redundancies.
BBC Writersroom, BBC Independent Drama Commissioning, and South West Screen are pleased to announce a partnership to develop talented writers and their original TV ideas in the South West
New guidelines have been published for street artists to help make events more accessible for deaf and disabled people.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has committed to making £60 million of efficiency savings as part of a wider bid across government to make £11 billion of cuts by 2012/3.