When I arrived at the Arts Council a little over two years ago, I discovered (with some alarm!) that I was going to be the Executive Board member with responsibility for Goal 1, for ensuring that ‘excellence is thriving and celebrated in arts, museums and libraries’. Who was going to determine what was ‘excellent’ – our arts and cultural leaders? The professional critics? …Me? Would it ever be possible to agree within the Arts Council – let alone amongst arts and cultural organisations – what are the key determinants of ‘quality’?
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By now everyone will know about the reductions in funding that have been passed on to Arts Council England, subsequent to the Chancellor’s autumn statement. These cuts will have an effect over the next two years.
Cuts are never good news. I know that budgets will have been set, and this will be an unwelcome further disruption.
In the light of these cuts, there are a couple of points that I’d like to make.
Live chat with Arts Council England's Chief Executive, Alan Davey, Tuesday 26 November 2013.
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Giulia Crossley, Communications Coordinator at Julie's Bicycle responds to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summary for Policymakers, in relation to the arts.
On Friday 30 September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Summary for Policymakers, an overview of its most up to date findings on climate change.
Live chat with Arts Council Chief Executive, Alan Davey, Wednesday 28 November 2012.
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Live chat with Arts Council Chair, Peter Bazalgette, Tuesday 5 March 2013.
Welcome to the Arts Council live chat blog. Questions and answers from the...
This year’s Edinburgh Festival opened with a typically thoughtful and provocative speech from the playwright Mark Ravenhill, about the relationship between the artist and...
When I arrived at the Arts Council a little over two years ago, I discovered (with some alarm!) that I was going to be the...
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