Arts funding

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Edinburgh festival fringe 2023 to host artists from nearly 70 countries
Executives urge audiences to ‘fill yer boots’ and watch as many shows as possible amid Covid fightback

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

08, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The Card review – a sparkling adaptation of Arnold Bennett’s rags-to-riches comic novel
Conrad Nelson’s fast-flowing production, which races through time and space, exemplifies the ingenuity of regional theatre

Clare Brennan

04, Jun, 2023 @10:30 AM

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The Guardian view on excellence in the arts: not about elites | Editorial
Editorial: It is refreshing to hear new ideas, but dividing culture into the best and the rest won’t do anyone any good


28, May, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Changes to arts funding are always divisive – we were right to focus on access for all | Nicholas Serota
We’ve faced criticism for investing in areas outside London, but people around England told us they wanted to experience culture close to home, says Arts Council England chair Nicholas Serota

Nicholas Serota

25, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The flaws in Nicholas Hytner’s plan to save the performing arts | Letters
Letters: Jamie Hale, Richard Eyre and Chris Hodgkins respond to the director’s proposals


19, May, 2023 @4:52 PM

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King’s College London cuts ties with opioids-linked Sackler family
University is latest body to distance itself from sponsorship by owners of Purdue Pharma, makers of OxyContin

Matthew Weaver

19, May, 2023 @2:24 PM

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The arts in Britain are teetering on the brink. Here is my plan to save them | Nicholas Hytner
The Arts Council should focus on high-quality performances while a new body deals with community-based initiatives, says Nicholas Hytner, former artistic director at the National Theatre

Nicholas Hytner

17, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Violin virtuoso joins ‘real battle’ to save classical music from UK funding cuts
Soloist Nicola Benedetti has added her voice to those speaking up for a genre now facing severe financial constraints

Vanessa Thorpe

07, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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ENO chief says Liverpool and Manchester ‘strong contenders’ for new home
Stuart Murphy says other cities in running but stresses chances of either northern city hosting opera company

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

07, May, 2023 @1:02 PM

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The arts are in a sorry state at a time when we need them most | Letters
Letters: Readers lament the damage to culture resulting from the government cutting funding

28, Apr, 2023 @4:24 PM

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Heard the one about the standup lawyer? Why even top artists now need a side job
Want to survive in the arts? Get a side hustle. We speak to an award-winning poet and governance manager, a gigging guitarist and teacher – and a successful comic who doubles as an immigration lawyer

Rachael Healy

27, Apr, 2023 @2:17 PM

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Simon Rattle is right: Britain is becoming a cultural desert – and that’s a political choice | Martin Kettle
The arts and classical music say much about us as a country. Labour should fight for their place in our national life, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

26, Apr, 2023 @4:11 PM

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