Written on Monday, 19 February 2018
A new website at last gives Fleet Street’s photographers a showcase for their work as art. Simon Tait spoke to its founders, Fleet Street veterans Alan Sparrow and Bret Painter-Spanyol
Written on Thursday, 15 February 2018
Britain’s museums are being increasingly excluded from the art market by cuts in funding, stifling the acquisitions that are the life force for public collections.
The creative industries are driving the UK’s economic growth, expanding twice as fast as any other sector, according to new research by Nesta.
Written on Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Film and television organisations led by BAFT and the BFI have set a series of principles and guidelines to deal with bullying and sexual harassment in the industry.
Two really portraits by Lucian Freud have been left to the nation in lieu of tax and allocated to the Abbott Hall Gallery in Kendal.
The classics professor Mary Beard is to anchor the revamped television version of the arts review magazine Front Row when it returns in the spring.
Written on Monday, 12 February 2018
This large picture of 1665 by an anonymous artist is one of the great mysteries of the art world, and is the centerpiece of a forthcoming major Norwich Castle Museum exhibition.
Photographs of some faces and places associated with the capital go on display at five London Tube stations this week.
Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, the 20/21 British Art Fair has changed ownership and will move to the Saatchi Gallery.
Written on Friday, 09 February 2018
The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are losing visitors, by 20% and 42% respectively, according to figures for May to December 2017 published in The Times.
MU and Dance UK suggest post Brexit measures
Written on Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Arts Council England have appointed Hannah Fouracre as director of music education, and Anne Applebaum as director of children and young people.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s First Encounters tour not only takes Shakespeare to schools in deprived areas, it makes their pupils part of the production. Simon Tait reports in the first of a two part feature on the RSC’s touring. Next month, AI talks to deputy artistic director Erica Whyman about mainstage touring
Written on Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Funding restored to five companies
Graham Sheffield is to leave the British Council in June after seven years as director arts.
A row over ACNI chair John Edmund’s remarks on funding is getting worse, writes Patrick Kelly
The tunnel through The Barbican Centre in London is become an art installation for a weekend.
The conductor Nicholas Chalmers, 39, is also the artistic director of Nevill Holt Opera, founded in the Leicestershire countryside by the Carphone Warehouse tycoon David Ross. For its sixth season this summer the award-winning Nevill Holt Opera Festival will have its own, brand-new, theatre