Arts Council England is awarding £2.9 million to artists and organisations in the latest round of its international funding for artists.
Arts Council England will back 140 projects to the tune of £17.5 million in the latest phase of its Catalyst programme.
The world’s largest collection of peepshows – paper miniature dioramas – has been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum under a new scheme to encourage life-time giving with tax incentives.
The Bowes Museum has raised the £2,290,650 needed to save this rare 15th century ascribed to the workshop of Dieric Bouts the Elder, St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, from export. It will be shared with York Art Gallery and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.
Alexandra Palace is to appeal to the public for £1m towards the restoration of its “secret” Victorian Theatre.
John Berry, who stepped down as artistic director of ENO a year ago as the opera company was going through a series of financial and management crises, has been given a top new post at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Ed Vaizey, the longest serving culture minister, has been sacked. He announced his departure last night with a short tweet, "Looking forward to supporting the government from the backbenches #vexit".
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English Heritage have resited the spot at the Battle of Hastings that King Harold was killed, and around which William the Conqueror built a Benedictine abbey.
Arts Council England has announced a major revamp of its funding regime.