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.
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.
The government is to introduce tough new planning regulations to prevent statues being removed, to a chorus of criticism from the heritage sector.
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.
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.
Two Belarus theatre directors have received death threats via a state-run Belarusian newspaper.
Hazel Edwards, the former director of Newcastle’s Discovery Museum, is to be the next director of Arts Council England’s south east area.
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.
Eight closed West London high street shops are being brought to life by artists commissioned the local authority.
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.