28 September - 'Extraordinary betrayal': £6.6m Creative Scotland cut reinstated by government
28 September - ROH musicians poised for strike action in pay dispute
According to the Musicians’ Union, the orchestra musicians took a 10% pay cut to help the “financial situation” of the ROH in 2020, when the opera house was closed during the lockdowns.
27 September - Fears for National Theatre Wales as funding axed
Fears for the future of National Theatre Wales have been raised after its funding was cut.
In an Arts Council of Wales investment review, the theatre charity was not included in almost £30m of grants.
27 September - Don’t kill the golden goose of theatre tax relief
27 September - National Theatre Wales 'deeply shocked' over funding loss
27 September - Wales funding review: National Theatre Wales cut, Theatr Clwyd and WNO in
Theatr Clwyd and Welsh National Opera are among the organisations that will receive a subsidy from the Arts Council of Wales in its latest funding round, with National Theatre Wales cut completely.
27 September - ACE review identifies 'mixed experience' for staff and recommends improvements
An independent review into Arts Council England has highlighted “misaligned” workload expectations, inconsistent support for staff with diverse needs and unconscious bias at the organisation.
27 September - Theatres Trust sets out 3 year vision 'Theatres fit for the future'
Theatres Trust, the national advice and advocacy body for the UK’s theatres, has set out its vision and priorities for the next three years, under the new tagline “Theatres fit for the future”.
27 September - Theatre Tax Relief under threat from 'damaging' overhaul, industry warns
Proposed amendments to the much-lauded Theatre Tax Relief will have a “significant, adverse impact” on the scheme, with producers already halting the development of new work and investors “deterred” from putting money into the sector as a result.
27 September - Good and bad news for arts companies as grant funding is announced
26 September - Performing arts among fastest growing sectors of economy
Government figures reveal the economic value of music, performing and visual arts is outperforming the rest of the economy, but sector leaders warn individual venues continue to struggle.
26 September - Grassroots music sector in ‘full-blown crisis’
Increasing numbers of grassroots music venues in the UK are no longer operating, with inflationary pressures and the ongoing impact of the Covid pandemic being cited as reasons for closure.
25 September - £35 million fund launched to grow creative industries
25 September - Brexit's costly damage to European collaboration must be urgently reversed
21 September - Arts and theatres face £60m council cuts
Combined local authority funding for arts, theatres and museums is predicted to be 6.3% down on last year, a real terms drop of £60m, despite overall spending levels across local government rising.
20 September - 'Emergency action needed': government urged to intervene over local arts cuts
Industry bodies have issued an urgent call to the government to step in and protect local arts funding, warning “treasured theatres” up and down the country are suffering as a result of cuts.
19 September - Mental health of arts professionals needs urgent action
There has been much recent attention on the rate of change among theatre artistic directors and speculation that it’s becoming an almost impossible job which needs much more support. But we shouldn’t just look at senior people, nor should we be focusing simply on the performing arts.
19 September - Theatre industry backs new regulatory body for creative sector
The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA) will work to uphold and improve standards of behaviour across the creative industries by providing services, insight, research, policy, influence and advocacy.
19 September - Rufus Norris: Theatre must address climate change or become redundant
19 September - Renewed calls for freelance commissioner
11 September - Women and disabled people face ageist barriers to theatre, figures warn
11 September - Theatremakers at all stages of their careers need support
11 September - Pressing reset on past harms takes more than a change of leadership
The sector is experiencing a leadership shake-up of significant proportions. New leaders arriving in well-known spaces have the chance to reset reputations and contribute to building a more care-filled theatre ecology, but a theatre’s culture goes beyond its leadership.
11 September - Nearly half of working UK musicians earn less than £14,000, new census finds
7 September - Birmingham arts organisations warn of uncertainty following council bankruptcy
7 September - Over 80% of UK musicians report loss of earnings due to Brexit
6 September - Third of Scottish arts bodies at risk of insolvency, Creative Scotland warns
One in three arts organisations in Scotland is “at serious risk of insolvency in the short term” due to rising costs and standstill public funding, Creative Scotland has warned the Scottish Parliament.
6 September - Hollyrood pledges arts support amid funding 'standstill'
5 September - Concrete crisis: what do theatres need to know?
Theatre companies should be undertaking or have undertaken a review or assessment of their infrastructure to determine if it contains reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete, according to the Association of British Theatre Technicians.