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Sarah Munro, director, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
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Women in the visual arts: “Leadership is not a gender neutral space”

With recent high-profile appointments of women in the visual arts, from Frances Morris as the new director of Tate Modern to Sarah Munro at Baltic, gender equality and the underrepresentation of female artists in the UK’s major art galleries has been put in the spotlight. Dany Louise speaks to female gallery directors who are making sure that the issue gets the attention it deserves.

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The Artists Fund: open for applications

Led by a-n, Artquest and DACS, The Artists Fund is a new community interest company providing small grants to visual artists based in the UK. The pilot programme, which offers five £1,000 grants and three commissions of £2,000, is now open for applications.

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EU Referendum: An Artist Response, NewBridge Project, Newcastle, 11 April 2016. Photo: courtesy NewBridge Project
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EU referendum: An artist responds in Newcastle

A recent artists’ discussion at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle saw three pro-EU speakers stressing the importance of voting to remain in the forthcoming EU Referendum. North East-based artist Lesley Guy reports.

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Creatives for Europe, Launch event at House of Lords on Thursday 14 April 2016. Image: Courtesy of Creatives for Europe.
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Creatives for Europe launch at House of Lords

Creatives for Europe, a coalition of organisations, trade unions and representative bodies from the arts and creative industries, launched last week with a panel discussion at the House of Lords. Pippa Koszerek reports.

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