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'Mirth becomes a Feast’ but saving prize-winning 150 year old British Sideboard from export will be a serious business

01 October 2014

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a spectacular sideboard - or dressoir - in the Modern Gothic style, standing more than ten feet high and designed by the renowned Scottish designer Bruce James Talbert. It will be exported overseas unless money can be found to match the asking price of £485,000.

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Arts Council England confirms Alan Davey appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3

26 September 2014

Today (26 September 2014) Arts Council England confirms Alan Davey, current Chief Executive, has been appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3

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The first multi-channel network for the arts to be set up with £1.8M Arts Council Lottery funding

25 September 2014

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The Arts Council announces today a multi-channel network (MCN) for the arts, awarding a £1.8M grant to Rightster, a digital content company that will set up and manage the new network.

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Arts Council England launch Museum resilience fund and announce successful applicants to the Museums development fund

25 September 2014

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Arts Council England has today (25 September) announced details of The Museum Resilience fund; a new fund that will help to enhance the sustainability and resilience of the sector to maximize the benefits of museums to their communities. A budget of £10 million is available for 2015/16 (with indicative budgets for 2016/17 and 2017/18 remaining at that level).


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Draft NPO funding agreement - Arts Council statement

24 September 2014

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The Arts Council is reviewing the terms and conditions of its Funding Agreement ahead of finalising the 2015-18 National portfolio, and have updated some clauses. There have been no substantial changes however, there has been some particular interest in a new clause that relates to its ability to impose additional conditions.

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Arts Council England releases Year two analysis of Strategic touring programme

15 September 2014

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Today Arts Council England presents data from year 2 of the Strategic touring programme, which was launched in 2011 to offer people across the country better access to high quality arts and culture.

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‘Vivid and fascinating’ collection recording exploration of Australia will go overseas if UK buyer doesn’t come forward

22 August 2014

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A remarkable collection of works by Thomas Baines (1820-1875), vividly recording a 19th century British exploration of northern Australia and parts of Indonesia, faces permanent export overseas unless a UK buyer can be found to match the sale price of the works, £2,750,000.

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An important painting by Pop-artist Sam Walsh donated to the nation under the Cultural Gifts Scheme

14 July 2014

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One of the city’s best-known and loved paintings The Dinner Party by Sam Walsh (1934-89), has been gifted to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool under the Cultural Gifts Scheme introduced by the UK Government last year. This is the fourth gift under this major initiative to encourage philanthropy to the UK’s public museums, galleries and archives.

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Applications now open for new Random Acts Network Centres to support new 16-24 year old talent

Applications now open for new Random Acts Network Centres to support new 16-24 year old talent

07 July 2014

In April 2014, the Arts Council England announced a new phase of our partnership with Channel 4 with plans to re-launch the Random Acts strand with a more prominent television slot, enhanced online presence, increased funding and a more ambitious remit.

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Arts Council announces investment plans for 2015 to 2018

Arts Council announces investment plans for 2015 to 2018

01 July 2014

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Today (1 July) Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years including its new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums representing a major public investment in England’s arts and culture.

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