Written on Friday, 23 July 2021
The many cultural highlights of the West Midlands have been picked out on an interactive map of the arts scene, the first of its kind, to help rebuild the cultural infrastructure after the pandemic.
All of this year’s Museum of the Year shortlist for the £100,000 prize are regional museums. “Our five finalists” said Jenny Waldman, Art Fund director and chair of the judges, “are all deeply embedded in their communities... They have each shown extraordinary innovation and resolve”.
Written on Wednesday, 21 July 2021
A museum that was rescued by its community reopens this weekend after a £2.2m refurbishment and expansion.
The Royal Academy this morning launched one of the largest public art takeovers London has ever seen.
Angharad Jones is to be the new artistic director of the East Midlands theatre company New Perspectives, after 15 years as joint artistic director of the award-winning Fifth Word, whgich she co-founded.
For the first time no London institution features in the shortlist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, reflecting instead the resilience and innovation of regional museums and galleries during the year of the Covid pandemic.
The creative industries can drive the economy’s post-Covid recovery by contributing £132bn ia year n GVA (gross value added) - £28bn more than in 2020 - and creating 300,000 new jobs by 2025, according to new research details published today.
The government’s Office for Students has confirmed that the funding cuts to creative and performing arts subjects at high education level will go ahead, despite a plea directly to the prime minister by seven trade unions begging him to reverse the decision.
Written on Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Theatre sector employers and trade unions have come together to demand an end to government equivocation over insurance against the impact on business of Covid-19.
The Bush Theatre has announced that the television and film producer Uzma Hasan is to be its new chair.
The co-directors of Artangel, the agency that over more than 30 years has changed the perception of public art, are to stand down.
Artists and performers are creating a trail of art installations through cities around the world to help save the African lion.
Written on Monday, 19 July 2021
Oscar winning director Sir Sam Mendes today announced a new two year bursary to give longer term support to the creative workforce.
The Lyric Hammersmith’s director of communications has been promoted to be its new executive director.
Commerce and the City of London have gone into partnership to spark the financial centre’s recovery through culture.
Written on Sunday, 18 July 2021
Graham Vick, the pioneering founder of the Birmingham Opera Company who brought new and traditional opera into often unconventional venues to reveal new audiences, has died from Covid complications at the age of 67.
Written on Friday, 16 July 2021
Joanna Reid and Hamish Glen, Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, executive director and artistic director, are to step down after 18 years leading the theatre together.
Arts Council England has warned arts organisation to exercise caution as coronavirus restrictions are removed next week, especially in respect of the disabled and the clinically extremely vulnerable.
Written on Thursday, 15 July 2021
Stratford Arts Trust (SAT) is to be wound up following the loss of its venue, Stratford Circus, last year and now of Arts Council National Portfolio status.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has reopened after 16 months of closure, in its new open air theatre.
Written on Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Norwich Theatre – Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Playhouse and Stage Two - has been awarded £150,000 by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for what is expected to be a ground-breaking project to support young people and their mental health, Wise About Words. It is major undertaking for the theatre and its chief executive Stephen Crocker, and for its partner in the scheme the Wensum Trust.
Written on Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Sculptor Camille Walala’s new installation Putting Things In Perspective is to be unveiled outside Plymouth’s new museum and art gallery The Box on July 15.
The pandemic closure of five arts institutions on London’s South Bank have cost the UK economy £330m, according to a new report.
Rural Cambridgeshire’s Wysing Arts Centre, the experimental visual art hub, has appointed Rosie Cooper as its new director. She will succeed Donna Lynas, who died earlier this year, in September.