Written on Monday, 25 May 2020
With its reserves running dry during the Covid-19 closure, the Southbank Centre may have to close until at least April 2021 and will cease to be a going concern before the end of the year if it doesn’t get emergency rescue funding.
Written on Friday, 22 May 2020
Experts from Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University explore what impact Covid-19 closures have had on the visual arts industry, and its response
Paul Britton, founder and CEO of Capstone Investment Advisors which oversees funds worth almost £5.8bn, is to chair Tate Americas Foundation Board of Trustees.
This little fellow, all of four inches tall, is a muse. Not one of the official ones, but one that some enterprising local museums in Kent hope will generate sweet music. Actually he’s a Lar, but I’ll come back to him.
Written on Thursday, 21 May 2020
The government has appointed publisher, philanthropist and entrepreneur Neil Mendoza as Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal to help the sector steer a way through the effects of the pandemic.
A leading West End producer today challenges the government to prevent 70% of performing arts companies closing permanently by Christmas.
Leading artists David Shrigley, Yinka Shonibare, Linder and Eddie Peake have designed limited edition facemasks to raise funds for artists and museums badly hit by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Written on Wednesday, 20 May 2020
The Theatres Trust is stepping in to help six theatre buildings survive.
This tiny and mysterious figure of a Roman household god could be the inspiration for an important piece of new music – for museums.
Written on Tuesday, 19 May 2020
The chair of Parliament’s culture select committee has written to the culture secretary to demand urgent extra support for cultural institutions facing bankruptcy because of the coronavirus lockdown.
Written on Monday, 18 May 2020
In February the Bank of England issued the new polymer £20 note, the first banknote to feature a British artist. The chosen artist is J M W Turner with a self-portrait painted in about 1799, and to coincide this week the art historian and Turner authority Nicola Moorby launches a lecture series for The Arts Society Connected with her talk An Artist of Note: Turner and the new £20 note
St Ives’s Palais de Danse was never a notable building. It started life in the 18th century as a navigation school, and it was only in the 20th century that history came knocking, leading to its Grade II listing today.
Written on Friday, 15 May 2020
Sunderland Culture has joined forces with the city’s university and local council to deliver a programme of online culture to residents during lockdown.
Scheme aims to support artists with saleable content.
Written on Monday, 11 May 2020
Royal Opera House costume makers are creating scrubs for NHS workers on the Covid-19 frontline.
Written on Friday, 08 May 2020
It’s hard to find a headline these days that doesn’t feed back into the dreadful impact of the coronavirus and the economic freeze which has followed.
Written on Thursday, 07 May 2020
The world’s oldest Spitfire Mark 1 on display at the RAF Museum Cosford is being illuminated in red, white and clue as part of the VE D ay 75th anniversary celebrations.
Leonora Thompson has been appointed interim artistic director at the Barbican, in place of Louise Jeffreys who stood down in April.
While planned celebrations to mark VE Day tomorrow have had to be put aside because of the coronavirus lockdown, Historic England has launched a longer-term memorial project.
Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary, which falls on May 12, is to be used to salute health workers around the world.
A project, Hold Still, to collect photographs chronicling how Britain is dealing with the coronavirus and lockdown is launched today by the Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery.
Written on Wednesday, 06 May 2020
A vastly expanded audience for the arts is the possible silver lining of the Covid-19 lockdown, with a new research and development campaign launched today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
The sculptor Cathie Pilkington has been elected Keeper of the Royal Academy, chosen by the 80 members.
Written on Tuesday, 05 May 2020
A Thailand-born self-taught 40-year-old artist, Jiab Prachakul, has won the BP Portrait Award 2020, the National Portrait Gallery announced today.