Written on Wednesday, 01 December 2021
London’s East End, June, 1957, by Frank Pocklington
Alan Sparrow talks to Frank Pocklington about his favourite Picture Post photograph
Written on Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Sacha Craddock is stepping down as chair of New Contemporaries, the organisation set up more than 70 years ago to support emerging visual artists with touring exhibitions of their work.
Written on Friday, 26 November 2021
Eilish McGuinness is to take over from Ros Kerslake as CEO of the National Heritage Lottery Fund at the end of the year.
Written on Thursday, 25 November 2021
It is the practice to aim museums’ didactic at a 12-year-old schoolchild, not to dumb down but because that is the demographic that is most intellectually receptive and represents the level of attention visitors will have – carefully constructed so as to give the right information without being exhaustive. Generally a 12-year-old is interested, unbiased, questioning and is able to absorb new concepts easily.
Lewisham is to be London’s next Borough of Culture for 2022, focusing on diversity, activism and the climate emergency in a programme that was announced at the Rivoli Ballroom today.
Emmie Kell, CEO of the Cornwall Museums Partnership, is to be Arts Council England’s new director of museums and cultural property.
Written on Wednesday, 24 November 2021
The Creative Industries Federation and Creative England have merged today to become Creative UK, bringing together the advocacy work of one body and the investment expertise and practical support of the other.
Written on Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Kathryn Jacob, CEO of the cinema advertising agency Pearl & Dean, is to be the new chair of the Manchester arts centre HOME.
A third of our professional musicians are earning nothing from music and 87% are earning less than £1,000 a month, according to new figures today from the charity Help Musicians.
Written on Monday, 22 November 2021
The Art Fund has launched a £1m fundraising campaign to help museums attract under 24-year-olds.
Written on Friday, 19 November 2021
Almost 1,000 arts organisations are to benefit from a new round of £107m worth of grants from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Written on Thursday, 18 November 2021
A new Arts Council fund is offering £5m to help voluntary and community organisations celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee next year.
The Art Fund has named the 11 museum professionals that will share the Headley Fellowship’s grants this year worth £302,500 to extend their collections knowledge.
Written on Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Social media have become essential to arts organisations, says a new report, and often rely on underpaid and under-resourced operators. Alice Kent of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre asks what can professional networks, industry, funders and policy-makers do to ensure that digital workers are better supported
Written on Tuesday, 16 November 2021
The Royal Albert Hall has commissioned sculptures of the Queen, Prince Philip, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert from four young artists to mark its 150th anniversary.
Manchester International Festival is offering £1,000 each to ten local musicians to help them create new work as part of its MIF Sounds initiative, launched last year at the height of the pandemic.
Written on Monday, 15 November 2021
Marking the completion of her 200th birthday celebrations., Florence Nightingale joined the Lord Mayor of London’s Show at the weekend.
Written on Friday, 12 November 2021
A printing plant that once one of the largest in Europe has been the venue for a pioneering immersive concert.
Mariam Zulfiqar, Forestry England’s contemporary art programme manager since March this year, is to be the new director or of the public art producer Artangel.
Written on Wednesday, 10 November 2021
The Barbican has vowed to take decisive action “to build a culture where staff feel confident, valued and respected” following a damning report by an independent investigation team.
Written on Tuesday, 09 November 2021
A hip hop dance academy offering classes in graffiti, DJ-ing, rap, and beatmaking as well as hip-hop is to be part of Sadler’s Wells East in the former Olympic Park in East London when it opens in two years’ time.
Written on Thursday, 04 November 2021
The largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold coins so far dating back to 600AD has been found in a Norfolk field, the British Museum announced today.
Artistic communities can contribute significantly to limiting climate change but are being left out of governments’ considerations.
Written on Tuesday, 02 November 2021
Tamasha Theatre, the touring company that has been championing British Asian talent since 1989, has appointed Pooja Ghai to succeed Fin Kennedy as artistic director.