The “collision economy” is the name the organisers of the REMIX Summit give to the fastest growing business sector in Britain, worth £100bn a year to the UK: the creative industries.
Patrick McCrae, founder and CEO of Artiq
Despite the feeble acknowledgement of the importance of culture in the Tory manifesto and the no more encouraging Queen’s Speech yesterday, Boris Johnson is clearly taking the arts seriously. Almost his first act since the general election has been to appoint a culture secretary.
Contrary to popular thought, Charles Dickens didn’t invent Christmas with A Christmas Carol, writes Simon Tait.
The Royal Academy has elected its first ever woman president. She is the 64-year-old painter and printmaker Rebecca Salter. Does it matter?
Today’s the day, and one wonders what Nicky Hirst will make of it all. Why Nicky Hirst – because she is the official artist for the UK general election, writes Patrick Kelly.
Marine Tanguy, a young French-born entrepreneur who dropped out of university twice, is quietly and energetically switching the balance of the market in favour of artists.
Christopher Le Brun, president of the Royal Academy
Big Foot, Small Chick, Sherwood Zoo, April 4, 1974, by Ian Tyas
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
We were wondering, weren’t we, what the next 14-18 NOW might be, the next national celebration of an historical event that could have a variety of interpretations to clarify a significant moment in our collective past but at the same time have an international resonance. Is it Mayflower 400?
The 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing for America with 102 passengers is the springboard for Plymouth’s resurgence. But the city’s inclusion in the story is an accident.