Oldham’s new Coliseum gets green light

ACE agrees £7m grant for theatre plan

Private giving soars 21% - ACE report

Private investment in the arts has risen by an unexpected 21%, with more than half of the new money coming from individual private donations, according to a new Arts Council report on donations and sponsorship.

Our ‘hideously white’ theatre

UK theatre is “hideously white”, according to a report published today for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, with BAME performers the victims of unconscious biase and habitually overlooked for roles in favour of white actors.

Oxford Litfest to pay writers

The Oxford Literary Festival has agreed to pay authors who appear at next year’s events an author fee of £150.

A cathedral for design

A cathedral for design

The Design Museum has opened in Kensington in the former Commonwealth Institute, in a minimalist “retuning” of the building that gives three times the space of the museum’s former home. Simon Tait reports

Hammond: arts spending to be maintained – but no help for councils

Government spending on arts and culture is to be maintained at present levels for the next four years, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn Statement.

Chancellor’s £7.6m to save stately Wentworth Woodhouse

Chancellor Philip Hammond has given £7.6m as a start up grant to save a Yorkshire stately home.

Camden's Lomax steps down

Moves and changes in arts appointments

Barbican lighting deal to transform arts centre

Barbican lighting deal to transform arts centre

The Barbican has made a sponsorship deal with Christie, the light and sound engineers, that will transform its foyer and entrance areas.

Fabric to reopen after Night Czar intervenes

The West End night club Fabric, closed by Islington Council after the drugs-related deaths of two teenagers there, is to reopen after the intervention of Amy Lamé, London’s new “Night Czar”, according to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Government pledges £300m for school music hubs

Four year funding worth £300m for 121 school music hubs across the country has been announced by schools minister Nick Gibb.

Perdita Hunt to step down at Watts Gallery

Perdita Hunt to step down at Watts Gallery

Perdita Hunt is to leave the Watts Gallery near Guildford next summer after 12 years as director after restoring the gallery, acquiring the Watts’s home and saving the Watts Chapel.

Marten wins Hepworth Prize – and shares £30k purse

Marten wins Hepworth Prize – and shares £30k purse

The winner of the first Hepworth Prize for Sculpture is to share the £30,000 prize money with the other three shortlisted artists.

Hancock in row over council culture cuts

Accuses Lancashire of 'political' cuts.

SCO plans new concert hall

Orchestra to build new venue in Edinburgh

London drama school to close

Poor School no longer taking students

Council arts funding set to fall by £26m

AD:UK predicts 13% drop in 2017

Dramatic plea from Walsall: ‘Save our gallery’

New Art Gallery Walsall’s director Stephen Snoddy has issued a dramatic plea to supporters to help save the venue from local government cuts that could close it.