Private investment in UK arts increased by about £40 million in a two-year period, with donations skewed towards organisations in London.
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Ed Sheeran has warned that “home-grown talent” could disappear from the music industry without public funding.
Schools need to exchange Mozart for Stormzy as part of an “urgent transformation” of the music curriculum which sees grime and hip-hop make their way into classrooms, a report suggests.
Arts Council England has pledged £1.5 million for grassroots music venues and promoters.
The UK arts and culture sector is worth £10.8 billion and contributes more to the economy than agriculture, according to a report.
The UK arts industry is now “an essential part of the British economy”, a culture boss has said.
Representation in the arts has faltered, with the low numbers of disabled people in creative careers remaining largely unchanged, an annual study indicates.
Arts Council England will “pressure” organisations to reveal data on the sexuality of their staff in a drive for diversity.
Efforts to increase diversity in the arts have stalled despite a drive for more BME representation.
A new exhibition will explore how Charles Dickens used food as social commentary, and how childhood hunger shaped his political views.