Cultural policy and development updates
As well as information about what is happening in Norwich you can find out about the latest news and briefings about changes in the cultural industry landscape.
For anyone concerned with changes to the DCMS and cuts in arts funding, read this article on Stan's Cafe which explains the issues
The arts have been under attack for a long time but the current proposals will decimate a sector that has been struggling for survival over the last few years. It seems that the major dilemma is whether or not to protect the major London institutions - for example the Royal Opera House receives £28million 0f public funding - and sacrifice hundreds of smaller regional arts organisations.
Or whether to take away one large funded organisation in London and spread that across the smaller grass roots. Of course either path would be very controversial. For those who want to fight back, there is a ‘lobbying toolkit’ on the ACE website.
Read about the 2015-18 National Portfolio Funding allocation here
Read about the 2013 Arts Council cuts announcement here on Stan's Café blog
Arts Council job site
The Arts Council has suffered a lot of redundancy and restructuring lately but hopefully will continue this useful resource. www.artsjobs.org.uk