Written on Thursday, 06 May 2021
A self-portrait by Frances Bell has won the inaugural William Lock award at the annual Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries, worth £20,000.
Written on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
In collaboration with Chelsea FC women footballers, the London artist Kelly Anna has created a special banner for the side’s Women’s Super League match on Sunday against Reading.
Education secretary Gavin Williamson is proposing a 50% higher education cut in arts, humanities and media subjects, to support subjects with better earning potential, described as “horrific” , “catastrophic” and "philistine" by cultural leaders.
Written on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
The government appears to be stepping up what has been called the “culture war” over non-approval of appointments to public body boards.
A Swiss-born French citizen, Anne de Charmant founded Meadow Arts 20 years ago and has been its curator ever since. It celebrates at the Hay Festival in May with the launch of a book, Meadow Arts: the first 20 years.
Written on Monday, 03 May 2021
Tripoli Cafe 1960, May 1960, by Marilyn Stafford
Written on Friday, 30 April 2021
A new prize for portraiture worth £20,000 is being launched at the annual Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
Clare Wood, chief executive of Re-Form Heritage, is to be CEO and artistic director of the British Ceramics Biennial, based in Stoke-on-Trent.
The £160,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year opens for applications today, with the Covid year the theme.
By Patrick Kelly, Northern Editor
The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Druham, is, like all museums and galleries in England, unable to open its doors until May 17th. But the fact that you can’t get to see the amazing treasures inside merely gives the visitor a better chance to admire the magnificence of the building itself.
Written on Thursday, 29 April 2021
The Royal Opera House is to stage special shows to thank NHS staff.
Tanika Gupta, playwright
Written on Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Lorna Fulton is the creative director of ArtReach, the Leicester-based contemporary arts development agency devoted to spreading creative engagement, which this week launches a new Europe-wide website to promote artists under 30, called Liberty EU
Written on Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Pub gardens in London and the South East are to become makeshift open-air theatres a new deal between a brewer and a theatre company.
The Florence Nightingale Museum, which it was feared might have been closed permanently because of the Covid-19 lockdown, is to reopen on a limited programme.
Written on Monday, 26 April 2021
Trusts and foundations have been key to the survival of many arts organisations during the pandemic, despite overall modest grant-giving.
Written on Friday, 23 April 2021
The British Film Institute and DCMS have today launched a pilot fund designed to boost international film development and distribution.
Shakespeare’s birthday today, April 23rd, is being marked with the launch of a dedicated music video created by the education team of the Birmingham-based choir Ex Cathedra.
Written on Thursday, 22 April 2021
The file-sharing app WeTransfer has committed €1m to a new arts education foundation, plus 1% of revenue.
The Donmar Warehouse has teamed up with Access Entertainment, owners of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, to create a new award for young playwrights.
This year’s Brit Awards will go ahead next month with a live audience.
Written on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Free Word, the centre for literature, literacy and free expression, is leaving its London venue next month because the building it has leased since 2009 is being sold.
Ellie Griffiths is a specialist in sensory theatre, a way of capturing imaginations through lights, sound, textures, vibrations and smells. She is the artistic director and joint-CEO of Oily Cart, having taken over from the trio who founded the children’s theatre company 40 years ago. She has become the first UK artist to be awarded the Assitej International Award for Artistic Excellence, presented by the international network of children’s theatre organisations and shared with the Serbian choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander.