The latest Private Investment in Culture Survey from Arts & Business has shown a modest rise in private support, but concern remains that a disproportionate amount of this investment centres on London.
Back in 2011 the Trestle Theatre in St Albans, which runs the Trestle Arts Base, faced a dramatic loss in funding and the venue faced an uncertain future. But two years on and the Trestle is not only still in business but directors say they feel ‘liberated’ by the budget cuts
These are clearly mixed times for anyone working in the arts sector. Many arts practitioners strongly believe the sector is in crisis at the moment, yet it’s clear that some strands of the arts are attracting funding and indeed, flourishing
It’s been just over 12 months since Darren Henley published his independent review, the Henley Review of Cultural Education, which set out to define what a solid ‘cultural education’ should be in the UK.