Arts Council

The arts need to be a little less indignant and a little more honest about funding

13 November 2015 17:16

Last week, industry body UK Theatre reported that average theatre prices rose by more than five per cent across the…

No, Radio 3, not everyone can be an artist

1 October 2015 13:23

Radio 3 on Saturday had interesting, if over-long programmes about the effect of music on the mind. In one of…

The new CEO of the Arts Council has been announced – Guardianistas won’t be happy

17 December 2014 16:10

It is difficult to describe with equanimity the culture shock that has been administered to Arts Council England, the 69…

Don’t criticise Janet Suzman for saying theatre’s ‘a white invention’, thank her

10 December 2014 13:27

Janet Suzman’s throwaway comment about the theatre being ‘a white invention’ has attracted a storm of opportunistic derision. What Dame…

We have a new dance critic – and she’s not happy with The Arts Council

26 September 2014 14:51

Hello. I recognize some of you. We’ve bumped against each other in Sadler’s Wells or Covent Garden or the Birmingham…

The National Theatre could – and should – survive without state funding

9 July 2014 12:18

Two glorious playhouses grace the south bank of the Thames. Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre stage the finest shows…

Cutting all state funding to the arts would be monstrous

28 April 2014 13:27

One of the best things about The Spectator is that it has no party line. As its dauntless refusal to…

The Creative Employment Programme: a genuine ‘what works’ policy

14 March 2013 15:52

Around the country, a roadshow is taking place that could transform the way young people are employed in this country.…

The Arts, Simon Jenkins and the slaughter of the provinces

23 October 2010 8:39

Congratulations to Sir Simon Jenkins for winning the top gong at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. This is a well-deserved…