Serota launches arts education probe

In his first speech as chairman of Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota has launched an investigation into how creativity among young people can best be nurtured.

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ACE awards nearly £4 million for library projects

Arts Council England and DCMS have awarded 30 local authorities’ libraries services £3.9 million for innovative projects.

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Mosul monument wins next Plinth spot

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson have won the next two commissions for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, with Rakowitz’s The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist going up next year.

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Arts leaders step up EBacc campaign

100 signatures on letter to Prime Minister urging reversal of controversial school policy

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Theatres want Gardner blog back

More than 40 theatres sign letter calling for reinstatement of critic’s blog.

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Great Exhibition appoints Bell

NGI culture boss takes over 2018 Northern extravaganza.

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Master colourist Hodgkin dies at 84

The artist Sir Howard Hodgkin, “one of the great artists and colourists of his generation” according to Sir Nicholas Serota, has died aged 84.

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Budget snub as creative sector left in cold

The creative sector has been snubbed in Philip Hammond’s first Budget by being excluded from bidding for development funding from the Industrial Challenge Fund despite being the fastest growing sector in the economy.

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NT raises £1m for access fund

The National Theatre has raised more than £1m for its access programme for children and young people through a gala evening.

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Oxford arts fears

Arts leaders speak out against abolition of Oxford City council 

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