Tue, 13/07/2010 - 15:40
Independent publisher Salt has relaunched its "Just One Book" campaign after a tough first half of the year has left them with "less than one week's cash left", despite its grant from Arts Council England.
The "Just One More Book" campaign officially launched this week, and the company needs to sell...
Thu, 08/07/2010 - 07:47
Literary translations publisher Dedalus has won back its funding from the Arts Council, reports the Guardian. Dedalus received a letter this week from Arts Council England, which said the publisher's regular funding status would be restored, and that it would receive a grant of £26,900 in 2010/2011 for "the commissioning...
Wed, 12/05/2010 - 08:47
The Church of Scotland has been embroiled in a row after it revealed plans to shut down its publishing arm, The Scotsman reports.
The Saint Andrew Press, which publishes general as well as religious books, is under threat as the Church tries to address a £1.2m budget deficit. The move is part of a cuts package, which includes 10...
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 07:36
Literary publisher Dedalus is appealing for a benefactor to swoop to its rescue again. The Guardian reports that following a collapse in foreign rights, it is gloomy about its future.
Last year, Dedalus was in a similar position after it lost Arts Council funding. It was rescued by academic publisher Taylot and Francis, who...
Mon, 15/06/2009 - 05:10
YouWriteOn.com, the Arts Council initiative for writers, has announced the winner of its Book of the Year award, who wins a two-book deal with Orion.
Katherine Webb, who posted the opening chapters to her book The Legacy on the site, won the award after the opening chapters were rated highly by the website's members and she...
Thu, 04/06/2009 - 13:30
The former editor of The Bookseller Louis Baum and Bloomsbury co-founder Liz Calder are to set up a publishing business. Full Circle Editions will publish "fine editions" by writers and artists connected to the East of England. The two founders are joined by artist and cinematographer John Christie, and television producer...
Mon, 27/04/2009 - 14:38
Arts Council England has branded the latest round of cuts to its government funding "a shame", but has vowed to "do [its] best to protect" the companies it supports. As part of last week’s Budget, chancellor Alistair Darling announced £4m would be chopped from the ACE’s government funding for 2010/11. This...
Thu, 26/02/2009 - 08:39
Arts Council England is proposing to cut its staff by 24% in a bid to make savings of £6.5m a year, reports the Stage. The proposed changes will meet the government’s requirement that ACE saves 15% on its grant in aid administration costs by 2010.
The major changes contained in the proposals, include nine streamlined regional...
Mon, 15/12/2008 - 01:58
Liz Cleaver, controller of BBC Learning, is to be the new chair of The Reading Agency, taking over from Martin Molloy in March 2009. Molloy will now become president of the organisation.
Founded in 2002, the Reading Agency is an independent charity working to inspire more people to read more. It is funded by the Arts Council....
Fri, 07/11/2008 - 05:50
Taxpayer-funded organisations handing out money to arts, heritage, voluntary and sports groups are spending far too much on administration costs, a Commons committee has concluded, according to the Guardian.
In evidence to the committee, ACE's chief executive, Alan Davey, said the costs for smaller grants given to individuals were...