The Budget - where do the arts fit in?

The arts and culture – and arts education - got a share of the “splash-out Budget” yesterday, although its first target was to project businesses from the coronavirus fall-out.

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Fawcett jewel on permanent show

The gold and enamel brooch given to women’s suffrage pioneer Millicent Fawcett goes on permanent display for the first time at the Museum of London on Friday.

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Van Ingen takes on Philharmonia

The Philharmonia, one of London’s four symphony orchestras, has appointed Alexander Van Ingen as its new chief executive.

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Shell and Southbank part

The Southbank Centre, including the Royal Festival Hall, and Shell are to end their sponsorship association, amid the growing crisis over fossil fuel and its effects on the environment. A deal with the BFI on the Southbank is also to end.

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Creative Scotland under fire

Critics allege ‘central belt bias’ over jobs

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Street art goes indoors at Bristol's M Shed

Banksy is to be part of a major show celebrating street at this summer at Bristol’s M Shed museum.

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Dowden says ‘Business as usual’, but box office begins to hurt

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has ruled out closing museums and galleries because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, for now.

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All change for Ovalhouse

The award-winning playwright and director Gbolahan Obisesan will succeed Deborah Bestwick - artistic director for 20 years - in April, taking over a theatre in a new location and to be renamed Brixton House.

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Francesca Hewitt to raise £50m for Courtauld

Francesca Hewitt, currently a director of the Philanthropy Company, is to be the Courtauld Institute’s new director of development, tasked with raising £50m for art institute’s most ambitious development in its history.

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Nesta’s launches £20m Arts & Culture Impact Fund

Nesta, the innovation foundation, today launched a £20m Arts & Culture Impact Fund at the new Central School of Ballet in South London, Paris Gardens.

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