Written on Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Arts Council England has published its draft strategy for the next decade, with defining “arts and culture” top of the list of priorities.
Written on Monday, 24 June 2019
AI looks at what's coming up around the country – this week, the arts in Cardiff
Written on Friday, 21 June 2019
Oscar winner Sir Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company over the company’s BP sponsorship.
In Ireland, the Abbey is almost synonymous with theatre. The Dublin playhouse has been woven into the history of the nation, not just the dramatic arts.
Written on Thursday, 20 June 2019
The National Gallery’s first woman chair of trustees, Hannah Rothschild, is to stand down after five years.
Written on Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries since 2016, has resigned because of “misguided personal attacks on me and my family”.
…private giving is flagging and uneven, according to the latest ACE report.
Written on Monday, 17 June 2019
An Italian Anglofile philanthopist who believes charities have to step in to prevent a catastrophic loss of access to culture for the socially disadvantaged has launched a new award scheme to help fill the gap caused by funding cuts by governments around the world.
Written on Saturday, 15 June 2019
Last week’s TaitMail, prompted by the appointment of a shipping executive as director of the Royal Museums Greenwich, brings a response from Roy Clare CBE, former director of the National Maritime Museum and later CEO of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and then director of Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand
Written on Friday, 14 June 2019
The loan programme that helps museums around the country borrow objects and works of art from national collections is open for bids for next year.
I’m glad Nigel Hinds got an OBE in the Birthday Honours for being executive producer of 14-18 NOW - his boss, Jenny Waldman, got her CBE 18 months ago – underlining the triumph of the marathon commemoration. We haven’t always been so good at it.
Written on Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Protestors against the BP sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery’s annual portrait award prevented guests from entering the main entrance at the gallery last night, forcing them to clamber over a railing to get in.
Written on Monday, 10 June 2019
On the eve of its annual BP Portrait Awards, the National Portrait Gallery has been told to cut connections with the oil company by one of this year’s judges, the artist Gary Hume.
…to arts and heritage names in the Birthday Honours List
Written on Friday, 07 June 2019
Local Stratford-upon-Avon residents are being asked for their visions of their town’s future in a public art project, I See the Future,.
Written on Thursday, 06 June 2019
Designer will brand restored Shrewsbury heritage building
Written on Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Paddy Rodgers, former CEO of the Euronav shipping company, one of the biggest in the world, is to be the new director of Royal Museums Greenwich, having had no previous experience in museums management.
Written on Tuesday, 04 June 2019
Sir Michael Dixon has announced that he is to retire as director of the Natural History Museum after 15 years.
Meet Ai-Da, the world’s first realistic humanoid robot artist, who opens her first solo exhibition on June 12.
Written on Monday, 03 June 2019
No-one has better insight into the work of the arts boards than Prue Skene CBE, who as well as serving on and chairing many boards is governance associate of the Clore Leadership Programme. Last November we reported on the launch the CLP of the Cultural Governance Alliance, but she believes arts boards need a fundamental rethink, and here suggests how they could change for the better
Written on Friday, 31 May 2019
Splashdown, 4thTest v Australia, 27thAugust 2005, by David Ashdown for The Independent
Top universities scrap "preferred" subjects list
Former Tesco chief Sir Terry Leahy has invested in Liverpool’s performing arts school the Liverpool Media Academy, LMA.
Miriam Randall moves from Watershed to Brewery Arts