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Elizabeth Price wins Turner Prize

This year’s Turner Prize winner lambasts Michael Gove and pays tribute to Modern Art Oxford Director Michael Stanley in her passionate acceptance speech.

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Buy art for Christmas – part two

In the second in our Christmas series offering alternatives to the high street, we highlight selling shows and pop-up shops in Sheffield, Bristol, London, Cheshire and Suffolk.

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Sharing knowledge and making links at INTERPLAY

The recent INTERPLAY event, organised by Bristol’s Hand In Glove collective, brought together artist-led groups from across the South-West and beyond. The co-Director of Redruth’s Back Lane West describes its ‘egalitarian atmosphere of possibility’.

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Bananas or computers? Art in the North discussed

The ‘Things we can do in the North…’ panel discussion at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, saw opinions divided on what the pluses and priorities are for the visual arts in the north of England.

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Conference report: ALISN’s Emerging Organisers

ALISN’s Conference for Emerging Organisers explored the complexities of being an artist-organiser, and provided a useful forum for informal networking and discussion.

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Time for arts organisations to grow up

The Chief Executive of ARC arts centre in Stockton argues that, as more funding cuts loom and the new, leaner Arts Council England structure takes shape, it’s time for a fundamental change in the relationship between funder and funded.

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Arts education in England under scrutiny

Presented as part of the Festival of Blackboards 2012 in Islington, the School for Change event explored the latest developments in policy affecting arts and cultural education in England’s schools.

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Carrie May, Peacock Friday
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Buy art for Christmas – part one

Why follow the crowd when you could buy gifts of original work by artists and makers? In the first in our series leading up to Christmas, we pick out five selling shows worth checking out this week.

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Newcastle City Council cuts and the visual arts

After yesterday’s announcement by Newcastle City Council that it intends to cease funding the arts in order to meet central government budget cuts, we talk to two visual arts organisations affected by the proposals.

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ACE: After short-term cuts, what about long-term resilience?

At the end of October, Arts Council England announced its new structure, in response to a 50% cut in its admin budget from central government. The former Executive Director of ACE North East assesses the shape the organisation is in and expresses some concerns for the future.

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Petition demands more from EU

Petition calls for national leaders to “demonstrate political vision and courage” when they debate the next EU budget later this week.

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Festival of Blackboards

Organised by Cubitt Education, this year’s Festival of Blackboards considers the practicalities of affecting change at a local level.

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