Gallery appoints ‘nurse in residence’ in Covid art switch

The Barber Institute has a long record of working with artists in residence in healthcare situations, but to chime with the Covid environment it has given the concept a new twist – by appointing a nurse in residence.

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Art for sale in gallery rescue bid

Art Fund is hoping to raise £1m to help museums as they “fight for survival” in the pandemic crisis by selling donated art by the likes of Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller and Howard Hodgkin.

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New rules to protect statues

The government is to introduce tough new planning regulations to prevent statues being removed, to a chorus of criticism from the heritage sector.

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Government ‘shamefully failing’ performers over Brexit

Leading musicians from rock, pop and classical genres have accused the government of making Europe a no-go zone for performers following its negotiating failure over cultural exchange options.

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Austin to head Sunderland’s Fire Station

Tamsin Austin, head of contemporary music at Sage Gateshead, is to be the first director of Sunderland’s £11m new arts centre, The Fire Station.

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Belarus issues death threats to theatre directors

Two Belarus theatre directors have received death threats via a state-run Belarusian newspaper.

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Hazel Edwards to head ACE’s SE corner

Hazel Edwards, the former director of Newcastle’s Discovery Museum, is to be the next director of Arts Council England’s south east area.

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BBC to uncover more V&A secrets

The BBC’s Culture in Quarantine initiative is to go back behind the scenes of the Victoria & Albert Museum for a second Secrets of the Museum series.

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Art in the shop window

Eight closed West London high street shops are being brought to life by artists commissioned the local authority.

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£150k civic arts prize shortlist announced

Ten arts organisations that have made special contributions to their communities during the pandemic have been shortlisted for the first £150,000 Civic Arts Awards, it was announced today.

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