£4.3m early present for Tiny Tims’ ragged school

The Tiny Tims whose spirits inhabit the Ragged School Museum in Tower Hamlets have had an early Christmas present in the form of a £4.3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

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MPs demand more regional arts funding

MPs have claimed that London is still getting too big a slice of government arts funding.

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Birmingham announce massive arts cuts

Birmingham arts organisations have been hit by a new round of cuts.

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Government should take lead to save local arts and heritage – report

The government should encourage new sources of income to save community arts in the regions, says a report by the Commons culture select committee, published today.

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Holburne’s Scott to take over at Dulwich

Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Britain’s first public art gallery, has appointed its first woman director.

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Hansard chooses new director

Woodrow Kernohan, currently CEO of Ireland’s EVA International, has been chosen as the new director to lead the John Hansard Gallery of contemporary art into its new home in Southampton city centre next year.

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Westminster Abbey’s (discreet) new tower

This is an artist’s impression of the new tower Westminster Abbey will acquire with its first museum, due to open in 2018.

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Arts still letting down disabled

An Arts Council report published today says the disabled are being left behind in the advances to better diversification in the culture sector’s workforce.

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Art Fund Prize increases value 40%

The Art Fund Museum of the Year award, already the most valuable museum prize in the world at £100,000 for the winner, is to increase the purse by £40,000 in 2017.

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Arts centres post 20% turnover growth

Some of the UK’s leading arts centres have boosted their takings by nearly 20% during the past three years.

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