Honours? What a performance…

Antony Thorncroft on how oddly gongs seem to hang in the arts

£10.8m ACE building awards

Arts Council England is handing out 39 grants worth £10.8 million to help arts organisations improve buildings and equipment.

Digging  up gems

Digging up gems

After seven successful years as chief executive of Orchestras Live, the orchestra development agency, Henry Little, once the Arts Council’s director of music strategy, has moved to become head of Opera Rara – “rare opera”

Art ‘devalued’  in schools

Art ‘devalued’ in schools

Art is becoming devalued in English schools and colleges, according to a new survey of teachers.

Prime location

Prime location

One of the loveliest libraries in Britain is a haven for writers and readers. Patrick Kelly pays a visit to Gladstone’s Library

Wordsworth birthday present

Wordsworth birthday present

£4.75m for Grasmere transformation

Running away with the Circus

Running away with the Circus

Tania Wilmer, director of Stratford Circus Arts Centre, on the importance of art in reaching into the inner city

ACE announces major gallery cash

ACE announces major gallery cash

Arts Council England is investing £1.8 million directly in four major galleries.

When old is gold

When old is gold

Actresses of a certain age have lifetimes of experience to offer yet, says Dea Birkett, we pass them over too easily

Art Fund suspends fundraising scheme

Art Fund suspends fundraising scheme

Anger over export license ‘loophole’

The giving culture

The giving culture

George Osborne’s praise for arts philanthropy as a means of fundraising coincided with work being done by BOP Consulting for the Arts Council. BOP’s senior consultant, Gregg Hutchings, reveals the lessons to be learned from its findings

Fury over Bradford move

National Media Museum abandons film festival 

The long and the short

The long and the short

The Chancellor is backing the arts, it seems. But, asks Patrick Kelly, are other government policies going to shrink the growing creative economy?

Brewing up a storm

Brewing up a storm

How do you turn an unavoidable theatre closure into an opportunity? Ali Robertson, director of Tobacco Factory Theatres, explains how a tragedy could become a triumph, and how keeping loyal audiences informed of
plans is vital

How Boris fills the gap

How Boris fills the gap

The Mayor’s Music Fund has brought music practice to 8,500 London state schoolchildren. Simon Tait reports

King’s ransom

King’s ransom

Peter Millican, chief executive, King’s Place

At 2015 past…

Dea Birkett reflects on the best and the worst of the year 

Shock figures on library closures

Shock figures on library closures

Librarians challenge government over service