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Dany Louise’s response to State of the Arts conference
Almost as if a gift for the festive season, in December Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a strategy to encourage greater philanthropy in the arts. To kick it off, 2011 has been proclaimed the ‘Year of Corporate Philanthropy’.
On 2 September, the BBC posted a news story on its website claiming that “Two-thirds of people agree with the government’s stance on cutting arts funding and increasing reliance on private cash, a survey has suggested.”
We are heading for straitened times. The UK’s government departments have been ordered by the Treasury to plan for unprecedented cuts of 40% in their budgets as the coalition widens the scope of its four-year austerity drive.
Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries defended the decision to cut the Arts Council’s budget by a disproportionate 4% at the launch of Arts and Business initiative The Big Arts Give.
Jeremy Hunt MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. He was Shadow Culture Secretary 2007-10.
What does the country’s new government mean for the visual arts? Can the Cameron-Clegg alliance steer us through a recessionary climate intact? Last month Jeremy Hunt, the new Culture Secretary, announced in a TV interview on Newsnight that the Department […]
The State of the Arts conference organised by Arts Council England and RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and held in January in London was heralded as a key opportunity to examine the current and future challenges and opportunities around domestic arts policy, strategy and funding and Britain’s position within the global cultural landscape.
Government plans to create between five and ten thousand new jobs for young people who will be paid the minimum wage were announced in May by the then Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell and outgoing Culture Secretary Andy Burnham.
A report from the Education and Skills Select Committee has confirmed the value of Creative Partnerships work within the curriculum.
Its all change at the Department of Culture Media and Sport.
A major new initiative designed to strengthen cultural links between the UK and China was launched in July in London.
In February, contributions were invited by a Parliamentary Select Committee from key visual arts organisations to an inquiry into DCMS’s support of the art market, in particular into “ways of supporting and encouraging living artists and the production of new work”.