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NPO 2015-18: Stability welcome but more than small changes needed

Following last week’s announcement by Arts Council England of its new National Portfolio of funded organisations, Mark Robinson takes a closer look at the figures to find that, whilst the portfolio has many of the same strengths and weaknesses as the first one created in 2011, ACE has failed to significantly redress the funding imbalance between London and the regions.

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ACE NPO 2015-18 announcement: winners and losers

Arts Council England has announced the 670 organisations that will make up its new National Portfolio of regularly-funded organisations. Included are some new additions, while 58 organisations leave the portfolio entirely.

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Over £200,000 raised for Gasworks’ Future

A charity auction at Christie’s has raised more than £200,000 towards the south London-based contemporary art organisation’s campaign to own and renovate its building, with works by Chris Ofili and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye exceeding highest estimates.

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Gasworks redevelopment: raising funds for the future

Gasworks, the South London studio and exhibition/residency space, has plans to redevelop and expand the building its been based in for nearly 20 years. Before it does, though, it’s raising funds with a high-profile auction. We talk to Director Alessio Antoniolli and artist and former studio holder, Alexandre da Cunha.

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Realising the value

An abridged version of Dany Louise’s follow-up report on small visual arts organisations cut by Arts Council England, six months after her ‘Ladders for development’ enquiry. She asks: how have these organisations fared and what do their futures hold? Read the full version of this report with updates on all surveyed organisations: www.a-n.co.uk/realising_the_value

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Realising the value: how practice-based organisations will fare after ACE cuts

‘Ladders for development’ argues that the visual arts sector should pull together and support small visual arts organisations cut by Arts Council England because they “punch above their weight” and provide vital development of future artists. Six months on, Dany Louise interviews these arts organisations again, to find out how they’ve fared and what their futures hold.

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Ladders for development: Impact of Arts Council England funding cuts on practice-led organisations

New evidence exposing, quantifying and discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. It shows that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a balanced national portfolio and makes recommendations for sustaining their work as part of a strengthened arts ecology.

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RFO visual art organisations
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A new landscape for Wales

In December 2010 the Arts Council of Wales announced its new portfolio of revenue clients. From 116 existing clients more than thirty were lost. Five months on we asked the sector what the impact has been and how the visual arts in Wales has reacted, and what England might anticipate following last month’s ACE announcements.

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Culture Committee surprized, disappointed and… puzzled

Select committee reports are an acquired taste, but anyone with access to the internet and half a day to spare will find the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s recent report, Funding of the Arts and Heritage, and the evidence that informed it, an illuminating read. Published just two days before English arts organisations received results of their applications for Arts Council funding from 2012, it attracted a quick flash of publicity for some of its bolder conclusions and recommendations.

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ACE Wednesday

On 30 March, Arts Council England announced the winners and losers in the new National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) for funding 2012-15. Here’s a-n’s take on what’s happened, the likely impact on artists, independent arts professionals and the arts ecology as well as highlights from some of the many comments and discussions that are in train.

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