17 January 2016

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Sir Peter Bazalgette Arts Council England Chairman Resigns

The chair of Arts Council England Sir Peter Bazalgette has announced that he will step down in January 2017, after completing only one term in the job. The 62-year-old, who was best known for his Endemol production company, the creators of Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal said, “there are a number of new opportunities I would like to […]

8 December 2014

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Sir Peter Bazalgette Announces Fundamental shift in the Arts Council’s Approach To Diversity

Sir Peter Bazalgette today gave a speech about creative opportunities and challenges ahead of imminent cuts by the government, proposed in George Osborne’s speech last week. “We will share how we want to work with the sector to achieve our shared objectives, including supporting our funded National portfolio organisations in making the creative case for […]

7 May 2013

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Chair of Arts Council England Responds To Maria Miller’s Value Speech

The Arts Council has published a 113-page dossier, backed up with evidence, that it receives government spending of less than 0.1% and produces more than four times that for the country’s gross domestic product. A statement released by Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England stated; “We welcome the Secretary of State’s acknowledgment, on […]