20 July - Government plans for ‘low value’ degree cap criticised
There has been strong pushback against government plans to cap the number of students in England taking degrees deemed to be ‘low value’ amid concerns about the potential impact on the creative industries.
19 July - Cultural recovery?
A new report from King’s College London and the World Cities Culture Forum looks at the role of cultural policy in shaping urban futures. Jonathan Gross, one of the researchers, shares its key findings.
18 July - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Vote Yes to Potential Industrial Action
17 July - Backstage West End workers call for pay rise and return to pre-Covid Sunday terms
17 July - How can we make theatre investment more inclusive?
These are tough times to be a producer. As public money shrinks, risk aversion spreads across commercial theatre – producers are circling the same investors; charitable giving is at an all-time low.
14 July - ENO must not be allowed to 'wither on the vine' under ACE's watch – MU
English National Opera should be funded to the “fullest extent” by Arts Council England or it risks damaging the future of the art form and opportunities for emerging talent, the Musicians’ Union has warned.
14 July - Arts projects in Northern Ireland get £2.25m boost
13 July - The BBC's regional radio cutbacks are a grave loss to theatre
13 July - Quarter of music and theatre venues fear closure
12 July - ENO move 'risks economic harm': PwC report warns of job losses, funding issues and closure
Moving English National Opera outside London risks damaging its relationships with principal partners, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and high-profile donors, putting ENO at risk of being “much less financially viable” and even facing closure, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report warns.
11 July - The forgotten creatives: Why visual artists deserve more
11 July - House of Lords debates creative industries policy
10 July - Theatre Bristol to close after 18 years following funding cuts
Arts body Theatre Bristol is to close after 18 years due to funding cuts, with its chief executive promising the organisation “left no stone unturned” in its attempts to find a solution.
05 July - APPG inquiry recommends action on decline of arts education
Government must urgently address a crisis in training, recruitment and retention of art and design teachers, according to inquiry commissioned by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design.