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 […]

5 September 2012

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Big Brother Man Peter Bazalgette Appointed Arts Council Chairman

They waste no time. The TV executive responsible for popularising reality TV in Britain has been appointed chairman of Arts Council England. The Department of Culture announced the move following the appointment of Maria Miller the new Culture Secretary. The 58-year-old Bazalgette is best known for his Endemol production company, the creators of Big Brother […]