New scheme extends art loans to £25,000

 

Creative United, the company behind the Arts Council’s Own Art programme is extending its reach to include more expensive works of art.

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Chester’s new art centre renamed

 

Chester’s new £37 million arts centre and library is to be called Storyhouse.

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ENO settles over chorus

English National Opera and Equity have come to an agreement over a new deal with the chorus that will see their contracts cut by three months in a year ands their numbers reduced.

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Is this Charlotte Brontë – by Branwell?

Is this the lost portrait of the novelist Charlotte Brontë painted by her brother Branwell? Charlotte Cory, curator of an exhibition that opened this week in London, believes it is. 

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Osborne’s boost for touring

Museums and galleries are to get extra tax relief for touring.

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Budget: Museum tours' tax breaks

There will be tax breaks to encourage museums and galleries to tour exhibitions, Chancellor George Osborne announced in the spring budget, coming into effect in April 2017.

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Stark to head Olympicopolis

Andrea Stark, who led the creation of the 14-acre High House Production Park which includes the Royal Opera House's set-building and wardrobe and Creative Skills, is to be director of the Foundation of FutureLondon Olympicopolis project.

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Maxwell Davies dies at 81

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the for most British composer of our time, has died from leukaemia aged 81.

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BP pulls out as Tate sponsor

BP is ending its controversial sponsorship of the Tate in 2017.

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Plymouth rules out 2021 culture bid

Plymouth has ruled out a bid for the tile of UK City of Culture in 2021.

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