ITV’s director of entertainment, Elaine Bedell, is to be the new chief executive of the Southbank Centre, starting in May.
Local authorities should be legally required to fund the arts, crossbench peer Lord Clancarty has told the House of Lords.
The BBC has joined up with the four British arts councils and with organisations such as the National Theatre and the Young Vic to launch a five year drive to bring new audiences to the arts, against a stark a warning from the BBC’s chief that without such initiatives live venues will close.
In his first speech as chairman of Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota has launched an investigation into how creativity among young people can best be nurtured.
Arts Council England and DCMS have awarded 30 local authorities’ libraries services £3.9 million for innovative projects.
Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson have won the next two commissions for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, with Rakowitz’s The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist going up next year.
100 signatures on letter to Prime Minister urging reversal of controversial school policy
More than 40 theatres sign letter calling for reinstatement of critic’s blog.
NGI culture boss takes over 2018 Northern extravaganza.
The artist Sir Howard Hodgkin, “one of the great artists and colourists of his generation” according to Sir Nicholas Serota, has died aged 84.