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What should Arts Council England do next?

As national portfolio organisations in England wait for news on their funding applications to Arts Council England, Three Johns and Shelagh argue that the system is flawed and that it’s time to rethink both what ACE is and what it is for.

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Cultural value: ACE report ‘overlooks evidence of arts-fuelled change’

The recently published Arts Council England report, The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society, has been attracting criticism from academics for the quality of its research and its subsequent findings. Mike White, Research Fellow in Arts in Health, is unimpressed by its ‘holistic case’ for arts and culture.

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ACE funding strategy: Lottery money for NPOs, fair pay for artists

Arts Council England has set out its agenda for arts investment for 2015-18, and alongside an announcement that the National Portfolio Organisation budget will combine Lottery funding with government grant-in-aid for the first time, ACE also says it is expecting NPOs to pay artists fairly.

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2013 – How was it for you? #2: Peter Bazalgette

Peter Bazalgette took up his new role as Chair of Arts Council England in February this year, replacing Liz Forgan. So, as government funding cuts continue to bite, how has 2013 been as head of England’s arts funding body?

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New ACE strategy: Keep calm and carry on…

Arts Council England’s update of its 10-year ‘strategic framework’ makes for sober and serious reading. But while there are no dramatic changes in its ambitions and priorities, Mark Robinson finds a worrying lack of solutions for cash-strapped artists and no recognition of the regional imbalance in arts funding.

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Spending review: implications for the arts

Following the Chancellor’s recent Spending Review and Culture Secretary Maria Miller’s announcement of the stringent guidelines for the Arts Council England settlement, Hilary Gresty looks at the likely impact of yet more cuts to arts funding.

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DCMS lists its arts priorities for 2015

The Government makes clear there’s to be no let-up in the push for earned income as Culture Secretary Maria Miller focuses on economic goals for Arts Council England in the year ahead.

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Peter Heslip: “The public need to understand and value the work artists do”

Peter Heslip, Arts Council England’s new Director of Visual Arts, oversees a portfolio of 144 funded visual arts organisations and leads on museum funding in London. Two months into his new job, and on his first day in the office after a trip to Venice, we talk to him about supporting artists, communicating with the public and the realities of the current funding environment.

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