What has the Lottery done for artists?
Artists are the lifeblood of the arts, but their direct funding has steadily declined over the past two decades. A change in approach is now essential, says Susan Jones. – via Arts Professional
Cultural sector to ACE: we need support, not measurement
The priorities that the cultural sector want Arts Council England to address over the next ten years have been laid out in a new report, Arts Council England: The Conversation, following a consultation by the funder. It reveals a desire for ACE to advocate more strongly for culture, while finding low levels of support for quality measurement. – via Arts Professional
BBC and Arts Council England partner for new talent development scheme
Five hundred artists will be commissioned to make fresh and innovative short films, audio and interactive works in a new talent development scheme launched by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.