RA’s major architecture gift

The Royal Academy is to have an architecture space in the refurbished Burlington Gardens building, opening next year, thanks to a major gift from the Dorfman Foundation.

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Hepworth Wakefield wins £100k Art Fund Prize

The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire has won the 2017 £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, just five years after it opened.

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London to get ‘Borough of Culture’

London mayor Sadiq Khan today announced that London’s 32 boroughs will compete for £1m in arts funding and the annual title London Borough of Culture. The first will get the title in 2019.

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V&A unveils £54.5m public space

In its largest development since it opened in 1909, the Victoria & Albert Museum opens its Exhibition Road Quarter this evening.

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ACE raises regional grant by £170m

Arts Council England has increased its funding in the regions by £170m for 2018-22, without reducing average grants.

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UK arts organisations win £3.2m in EU funds

Increased success for UK, despite Brexit fears

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£15m for Hull’s heritage

Hull, the UK’s 2017 City of Culture, has been awarded £15m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help it tell its maritime story.

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John Glen given new government arts brief

John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury and South Wilitshire, has been given the new role of ayliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism in the post-election reshuffle.

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Breast feeding mum wins husband portrait prize

This portrayal of his wife feeding their eight month old daughter has won Suffolk painter Benjamin Sullivan the BP Portrait 2017 prize, the 28th winner.

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UK’s sculpture to go online

Art UK has launched a £3.8m three year programme to put about 170,000 sculptures in the national collection on line.

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