Arts funding

Art institutions should stop virtue-signalling about funding and focus on what they’re showing

27 March 2019 18:30

The ethics of the private patronage of arts institutions has never been straightforward issue. But as the preoccupation with transparency…

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…

Dance has never addressed whether making money is a good or bad thing. It’s time to do so

1 April 2015 16:45

A couple of weeks ago some dance instructors went to Westminster to coach MPs to shake their tushes for the…

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…

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…

No, Sajid Javid isn’t a luvvie. That’s why he’ll be a great Culture Secretary

14 April 2014 19:58

I am taken to task by the Guardian’s Media Monkey for celebrating Sajid Javid’s elevation (as per the poster above) a…

Cutting the arts and decimating culture

1 April 2011 13:00

Rationing Mammon emaciates the Muses. Plato knew it, and so does Polly Toynbee: it’s just simple cause and effect. And…