Written on Monday, 11 November 2019
A year ago the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) was set up by the Clore Leadership Programme, with partners such as UK Theatre, Cause 4 and Association of Independent Museums, writes Simon Tait.
The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), particularly the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), is ending the relationship with BP, it was announced today.
Written on Friday, 08 November 2019
The cultural historian Gus Casely-Hayford is to be the first director of V&A East when it opens in the Queen Elizabeth Olympics Park, Stratford East, in 2023.
I’d known Marcel Berlins for maybe 25 years: lawyer, journalist, critic, broadcaster, poetaster, omnivorous music lover, gourmet, most marvellous raconteur. He never referred to his Jewishness, it was of no relevance, and it was not until his memorial service this week that I knew he had spent the first four years of his life hiding in a French attic from Nazis.
Written on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Sufina Ahmad moves from City of London.
Aberdeen’s art gallery has reopened after a £35 million makeover.
Following an international research project and a meeting of stakeholders at the Royal Opera House earlier this month, the picture remains complex, writes Cormac Newark.
This year’s guest curator for the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival is to be Grace Jones.
The National Portrait Gallery will send its collection on long-term tour while it is closed for a £35.5m development.
Written on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Arts Council England has announced the 46 organisations, from the Onion Collective in West Somerset to the Gecko Theatre in Ipswich, that will share £12.3m in the latest round of Small Capital Grants.
Written on Monday, 04 November 2019
Turner Prize and Oscar winning artist Steve McQueen today launched 613 billboards of class photographs, such as the main image, as a comprehensive portrait of London.
Written on Friday, 01 November 2019
Eclipse Theatre, the Sheffield-based black-led national touring company, has announced a new leadership, taking over from Dawn Butler who left earlier this year after a decade in charge.
Worthing’s theatres, museum and art gallery have today transferred from the local authority to an independent charity.
Arts organisations are hoping to influence the general election contenders by publishing their own manifestos early in the campaign.
Written on Thursday, 31 October 2019
Fireworks on Blackheath, South London, tower over the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, Nov 4, 2017 (a three image combo), by Roger Jackson
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
Written on Wednesday, 30 October 2019
The world’s largest study into the impact on mental and physical health that artistic interventions can have has been launched by King’s College London, with £2m funding from the Wellcome Trust.
Written on Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Brexit could devastate the West Midlands’ vibrant music tourism, according got a report published today (Oct 29).
Written on Monday, 28 October 2019
The United Kingdom’s unsubsidised museum sector is earning the Exchequer more than £28m a year, drawing over 24m visitors.
The gallery and studio Edinburgh Printmakers is welcoming a new audience, the disabled, thanks to new technology.
Written on Friday, 25 October 2019
There’s a startling symmetry about Martin Jenkinson’s image of the Orgreave confrontation during the Miners’ Strike in 1984 – our Picture of the Month last year – and last week’s picture of red-clad Druids in a more peaceful coming together from the Extinction Rebellion demonstration last week. The first face-off didn’t work, the miners lost: the second one might, and the difference is art.
Professor Gavin Henderson, principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama since 2007, is to leave at the end of the academic year.
Written on Thursday, 24 October 2019
Iain Munro has been appointed chief executive of Creative Scotland, 15 months after his predecessor resigned amid damning criticism of the organisation.
Written on Wednesday, 23 October 2019
The story of how St Paul’s Cathedral was able to alone in the Blitz of 1940 is being told through a free light show at the cathedral.
Written on Monday, 21 October 2019
Art and creativity have been mobilised in the climate change campaign of Extinction Rebellion, from multi-coloured banners to street performance, to dance, to clowns, to sculpture., to music, to street art around Whitehall and Trafalgar Square.