Arts policy

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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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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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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

Editorial

09, Dec, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Wellcome Collection in London shuts ‘racist, sexist and ableist’ medical history gallery
Medicine Man exhibits included painting of a black African kneeling in front of a white missionary

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Festival of Brexit’ visitor numbers fall short of expectations
Number of visitors to £120m Unboxed project, under investigation by spending watchdog, well below 66 million aspiration

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

22, Nov, 2022 @8:20 AM

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Slashing English National Opera’s funding is cultural vandalism | Letters
Letters: Withdrawing state subsidy and moving the company to Manchester will destroy it, writes John Nickson. Plus letters from Tony Lamb, Elspeth Knights and Joanne Columbine

Letters

11, Nov, 2022 @5:42 PM

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ENO mounts fightback against edict to leave London
Singer Bryn Terfel starts petition after arts council removes English National Opera’s funding unless it moves

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @4:53 PM

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English National Opera’s funding to be cut to zero unless it moves from London
Arts Council to scrap annual £12.8m grant if ENO does not comply with government levelling up agenda

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

09, Nov, 2022 @11:23 AM

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The Guardian view on cuts to arts funding: a calamity that must be averted | Editorial
Editorial: A delayed announcement about the next three years of support has left the arts world in limbo – but also with time to fight and rethink

Editorial

30, Oct, 2022 @6:25 PM

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What one change would you make to achieve black equality in Britain? Our panel writes
Updating the school curriculum, creating an anti-racist politics … there is a pathway to a fairer and more equal society, say Lenny Henry, Diane Abbott and others

29, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How Brexit nearly scuppered the ‘festival of Brexit’
Project hit by fall in labour supply and rise in costs, and investigation launched over low visitor numbers

Ben Quinn

15, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Arts funding in England is a thin gruel that organisations are forced to beg for | Charlotte Higgins
There’s no new money in the government’s arts levelling up wheeze: just a shifting of neglect from one place to another, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer, Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

02, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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