16 March 2017

Trump Shows His Intent To Axe National Endowment for the Arts

The Trump administration’s intention to cut the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in its federal budget plan has been leaked.

18 April 2016

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Arts Council England Reports £230m Decline In Arts Funding Since 2010

A revealing report by the New Local Government Network and Arts Council England (ACE)  has uncovered figures that we already suspected, that local authority investment in arts and culture has declined by 17%, £236m, since 2010. Peter Bazalgette, the outgoing chairman of ACE, said: “We know you are under pressure. Let’s work together to develop new, creative and innovative solutions […]

14 January 2011

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Con-Dem-Nation: UK

Arts, Cuts, Austerity and Prosperity The short-sighted, position-serving budget cuts and decisions being made by the Coalition government since May 2010 have stirred the waters of unrest in the country so deeply that no-one could possibly deny the diversity of people involved, the depth of feeling solicited and the very real reasons for the protests, […]

23 December 2010

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Arts Council England Absorbs Museums Libraries Council

It’s Official,and why do these things always happen just before the holiday break.The Department for Culture,Media and Sport (DCMS) under the new Coalition Government, as part of the spending review announced in October, has placed Arts Council England in charge of the budgets of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. As part of the restructuring, […]

30 March 2010

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Courtauld Institute : Cuts Challenge Witt Library

Many paintings dealers have expressed their concern about changes introduced to the operation of the Witt Library by the management of the Courtauld Institute last summer.  Most of the library staff were dismissed, and replaced by fewer, less qualified staff.  The new staff are no longer able to offer the range of services previously offered.  […]