Arts funding

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BP sponsorship of Royal Opera House ends after 33 years
Move leaves British Museum and Science Museum isolated as arts institutions with fossil fuel sponsors

Esther Addley

25, Jan, 2023 @1:36 PM

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Muddled policies putting UK’s lead in creative industries at risk, peers warn
Report criticises indifference to sector’s potential and calls for new approach to address skills shortages

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Betty Can Jump at the Pram Factory: the radical 1970s play that built a scene – and changed Australia
Conceived at Helen Garner’s Fitzroy share house during the 70s, this women’s show upended the establishment – and reminds us why arts funding matters

Kath Kenny

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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English National Opera to receive £11.46m from Arts Council England
Investment will sustain its work in London for another year after ENO was removed from ACE’s national portfolio

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Jan, 2023 @4:39 PM

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‘A new energy’: inside the ex-fighter jet HQ that’s part of Britain’s cultural rewilding
Amid rusted aircraft and giant hangars, a Suffolk creative hub is offering a £15-a-week haven for artists fleeing city rents. And this flourishing rural oasis, which boasts a Mercury prize winner, is just one of many in an artistic renaissance

Louise Millar

13, Jan, 2023 @11:15 AM

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I get knocked down: Leeds’ year of culture rises from the ashes of Brexit
Leeds’ bid to be European capital of culture was scuppered when Britain left the EU – but the city is carrying on regardless with dancing, barn-building and statues to local heroes

Robyn Vinter

10, Jan, 2023 @3:43 PM

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Glyndebourne cancels 2023 tour programme after funding cuts
Opera company lost more than half its funding after Arts Council England sought to divert money to underserved regions

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @2:45 PM

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ENO needs London home, opera star says amid rumours of a rethink on funding cut
Sir John Tomlinson wades into row over cut to English National Opera’s grant as signs indicate Arts Council may review decision

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cultural coverage needs levelling up to support regional theatre | Letter
Letters: Theatre companies outside London aren’t getting the attention they deserve, says Julia Sowerbutts

16, Dec, 2022 @6:21 PM

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Australia Council faces legal setback in case brought by self-insemination artist
Casey Jenkins is suing national arts body for withdrawing funding for performance exhibition Immaculate in 2020

Nino Bucci

14, Dec, 2022 @12:39 AM

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The Guardian view on cuts in theatre funding: a threat to playwriting | Editorial
Editorial: In an industry drained of state support, who will dare to take a risk on new plays? The loss will be felt not only in London, but across the country


09, Dec, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Depriving London’s theatres of funds is not ‘levelling up’ – it shortchanges us all | Michael Billington
Pitting the capital against the regions is a cynical political ploy and the Arts Council’s cuts are a catastrophe for new writing – as well as the entertainment industry

Michael Billington

08, Dec, 2022 @10:59 AM

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