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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From 1 July 2013 the application and assessment procedure for Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts will be changing.
Arts Council England has published a new report, conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, that looks at the arts and culture sector’s contribution to the UK economy.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that the extra 1% cut to its budget announced by George Osborne on Wednesday will be passed on to Arts Council England.
A new series of State of the Arts seminars at the RSA begins with Peter Bazalgette’s inaugural lecture as Chair of Arts Council England.
Last week, Newcastle City Council passed a 100% cut to its arts budget while at the same time agreeing to contribute £600,000 to a new fund for culture. Alison Clark-Jenkins, a regional director for Arts Council England, reveals the behind-the-scenes battle that led to the fund’s creation.
An open dialogue between arts practitioners, public funders and the public is vital in developing the arts for the benefit of the wider community, says Arts Professional Editor Liz Hill.
New Arts Council England Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette takes part in a live online chat today, his first for ACE since taking on the role.
Arts Council England is funding six projects in cultural ‘cold spots’ as part of its Creative People and Places programme. Chris Bailey argues that the scheme’s assumptions about community participation in the arts need to be challenged.
During 2012, around ten per cent of funds awarded through Arts Council England’s Catalyst fund – to help improve fundraising capacity – went to visual arts organisations.
In the light of Arts Council England’s recent capital grants announcement, Alistair Gentry asks when investment in the work of new, financially strapped artists will be given the same priority.
Arts Council England has announced details of the organisations that are to receive capital funding from both the large and small capital grants programme, including a number of visual arts projects.
Dame Liz Forgan’s farewell speech has been widely reported on for its attack on Michael Gove and the EBacc. Here, arts strategist and Thinking Practice founder Mark Robinson welcomes her forthright approach while finding plenty to take issue with.
Speaking at the British Museum last night, outgoing Arts Council England Chair Dame Liz Forgan defended the arm’s length principle of arts funding and attacked plans for the EBacc.
Over two years since it was commissioned, Anthony McCall’s contribution to Artists Taking the Lead is yet to materialise. But beyond the obvious issues around public funding and value, what does a project like this say about contemporary art and its relationship to audiences?
An internal report gives Arts Council England a clean bill of health in relation to Artists Taking the Lead in Yorkshire.
Arts Council England confirms impact of Chancellor’s autumn statement on its grant-in-aid budget.
At the end of October, Arts Council England announced its new structure, in response to a 50% cut in its admin budget from central government. The former Executive Director of ACE North East assesses the shape the organisation is in and expresses some concerns for the future.
Following a restructure, and with an earlier Spending Review looming on the horizon, Arts Council England is briefing clients.
Major job losses, fewer offices and new area structure created as Arts Council England announces latest round of cost cutting.
Arts Council England announces new employment programme for young people in South east region.
A part-time theatrical costume maker battles for justice for Yorkshire artists, alleging that vested interests were at play in connection with a Cultural Olympiad grant.
Chair of English National Opera and former Creative Director of Endemol Peter Bazalgette has been announced as new Chair of Arts Council England. Artists and arts professionals have been sharing their thoughts about the news via Twitter.
Shisha, the Manchester-based agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts has closed.
I was deeply saddened by the announcement from ArtSway that the organisation is to close this summer.