No arts organisations are to be funded by London Councils beyond this summer, as the umbrella body’s rerun decision process leaves the cultural sector even worse off than first time round.
Greenwich Theatre has become the first venue to share back office functions with the National Theatre, in a move that will cut costs for the smaller organisation.
A conference in Bristol organised by Ixia will consider the future of art in the public realm at a time of increased popularity but decreasing public and private sector support and funding.
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Vivien Duffield today pledged £8.2 million in grants to 11 arts organisations including the Donmar Warehouse, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company from the Clore Duffield Foundation.
The government hopes philanthropists will help fill the gap. In 2009/10, individuals donated more than £350m to the arts in the UK. But 88% of that went to the top 4% of organisations
Cultural Leadership Programme to close due to funding cuts
Former culture secretary Chris Smith has called on the Coalition to “look again” at the idea of imposing a legal duty on local councils to fund the arts.
Applications to the National portfolio funding programme closed at 10am on Monday 24 January. Approximately 1,340 arts organisations submitted an application to be part of the new portfolio