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Peter Heslip
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Peter Heslip: “The public need to understand and value the work artists do”

Peter Heslip, Arts Council England’s new Director of Visual Arts, oversees a portfolio of 144 funded visual arts organisations and leads on museum funding in London. Two months into his new job, and on his first day in the office after a trip to Venice, we talk to him about supporting artists, communicating with the public and the realities of the current funding environment.

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Open dialogue and the arts – What Next?

An open dialogue between arts practitioners, public funders and the public is vital in developing the arts for the benefit of the wider community, says Arts Professional Editor Liz Hill.

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ACE provides Catalyst for development

During 2012, around ten per cent of funds awarded through Arts Council England’s Catalyst fund – to help improve fundraising capacity – went to visual arts organisations.

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Let them eat buildings

In the light of Arts Council England’s recent capital grants announcement, Alistair Gentry asks when investment in the work of new, financially strapped artists will be given the same priority.

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ACE capital investment announcement

Arts Council England has announced details of the organisations that are to receive capital funding from both the large and small capital grants programme, including a number of visual arts projects.

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Dame Liz’s speech: Powerful but flawed

Dame Liz Forgan’s farewell speech has been widely reported on for its attack on Michael Gove and the EBacc. Here, arts strategist and Thinking Practice founder Mark Robinson welcomes her forthright approach while finding plenty to take issue with.

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Artist proposes a vortex, gets a black hole

Over two years since it was commissioned, Anthony McCall’s contribution to Artists Taking the Lead is yet to materialise. But beyond the obvious issues around public funding and value, what does a project like this say about contemporary art and its relationship to audiences?

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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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Olympian struggle for fair play

A part-time theatrical costume maker battles for justice for Yorkshire artists, alleging that vested interests were at play in connection with a Cultural Olympiad grant.

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Peter Bazalgette
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Peter Bazalgette appointed ACE Chair

Chair of English National Opera and former Creative Director of Endemol Peter Bazalgette has been announced as new Chair of Arts Council England. Artists and arts professionals have been sharing their thoughts about the news via Twitter.

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ArtSway

I was deeply saddened by the announcement from ArtSway that the organisation is to close this summer.

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