Written on Friday, 24 January 2020
Simon Tait on the remarkable Cleveland Museum of Art and the lessons it has for our museums and galleries
Timothy Walker is retiring as artistic director and managing director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra after 17 years.
Next week Arts Council England is expected to announce its cultural strategy for the next ten years, and already it’s being forestalled by another report, called ACE in a hole.
Written on Thursday, 23 January 2020
The British Council is looking for a new Director of Arts to succeed Kate Arthurs, who is to stand down later this year.
Written on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
The actor Tilda Swinton and artists Michael Craig-Martin, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Isaac Julien and Wolfgang Tillmans have launched a £3.5m appeal to save film-maker Derek Jarman’s famous garden at Dungeness in Kent.
Written on Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Arts Council England is investing £4.3m of National Lottery funding in 45 arts organisations aiming to enhance diversity in the cultural sector through its Elevate programme.
Written on Monday, 20 January 2020
On the day Tony Hall revealed he was leaving the BBC his appointment as chairman of the National Gallery is announced.
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.
Written on Friday, 17 January 2020
Talawa Theatre’s Natasha Bucknor is to join Free Word in the new role of executive director, working alongside CEO and artistic director Roma Backhouse.
Written on Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Arts minister Helen Whately has put an export bar on a 15th century illuminated guide for those contemplating becoming hermits and anchorites.
Arts organisations are responding positively to climate change criteria, according to a new report for Arts Council England.
BTS, the world’s biggest boy band, is behind a global Connect project involving leading artists such as Antony Gormley.
Theatre boss says changes needed to arrest decline
Written on Monday, 13 January 2020
Liz Johnson is moving from the National Trust to fill a new Arts Council role as director of museums collection development for the West Midlands.
The scheduled performance of the West End musical The Waitress was cancelled on Saturday after the lead actress in the role of Jenna, Lucie Jones, and both understudies, Olivia Moore and Sarah O’Connor, fell ill.
Written on Thursday, 09 January 2020
Bill Ferris, who has overseen development worth £47m in 19 years, is to retire as CEO of Chatham Historic Dockyard.
Forty of the world’s most famous lost works of art have been given new light via a special website.
English Heritage has been given a Roman fort in Hadrian’s Wall to be part of the National Heritage Collection.
Written on Wednesday, 08 January 2020
Antony Gormley and the Portuguese artist Leonor Atunes have been commissioned for Plymouth’s £40m museum and arts centre, The Box, due to open in June.
Written on Tuesday, 07 January 2020
Dance is often seen as the Cinderella of the subsidised arts, but a new initiative seeks to prove that there is a growing and enthusiastic audience.
Written on Monday, 06 January 2020
Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery has appointed the writer and contemporary curator Melanie Pocock as its new curator.
Some of the views of the River Thames that inspired J M W Turner to build a house there go on display at that house for the first time on Saturday, January 10, after an opening by Sir David Attenborough.
Written on Friday, 03 January 2020
Historic England has listed ten of the most extraordinary archaeological discoveries to mark the close of a remarkable decade of finds.
The actor Sir Ian McKellen has topped The Stage 100 Power List for his marathon tour of Ian McKellen on Stage, the first actor ever to head the list of the most influential individuals in the theatre in UK, usually dominated by producers.