The Cultural Industries Federation has warned the prime minister not to ignore the importance of the “soft power” of the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, culture.
The Tate has formally announced that Maria Balshaw will take over from Sir Nicholas Serota in June, the gallery’s first woman director.
The Centre for Music, which had a Treasury grant of £5.5m withdrawn when the government changed its mind and decided it was not value for money, has had a significant boost from the Corporation of London.
The business and culture secretaries joined with London’s Labour mayor in pledging to battle on behalf of the cultural industries last night as they acknowledged the sector was the fastest growing in the UK economy – although, they were told, educational pull-backs could cause it serious harm.
Arts and heritage in the New Year Honours List.