Other News In Brief: Budget U-turns in Birmingham see arts funding cuts scaled back; Venice to move forward with $11 tourist tax in time for this year’s Biennale.
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More News In Brief: UK government pledges £20m culture fund to boost arts and heritage sector following local authority cuts: museum group calls for release of detained Turkish arts patron and philanthropist Osman Kavala.
More News In Brief: Lottery funding distribution must be returned to people say campaigners; new London gallery to show work by only artist known to have worked secretly under Islamic State; artist residencies to be created throughout Glasgow.
Other News In Brief: Statue of Van Gogh in Brixton modified to remove smoking pipe, razor and revolver; Belgian theatre company admit to stolen Picasso hoax.
Other News In Brief: Arts Council England may extend Artsmark award to include early years sector, incorporating professional development and networking opportunities; former Tate Modern head Chris Dercon to head up the Grand Palais, Paris.
Other News In Brief: Creative Scotland bosses deny new ‘acceptable conduct’ document is attempt to silence critics; little-known artist wins world’s biggest portrait prize worth over £80,000; Venice museums reopen after worst floods in 10 years; artist defends appropriation of a fellow artist’s work without permission.
Increase in tax-free personal allowance to £12,500, plus boost to retirement savings, amongst positives for self-employed, although Chancellor Philip Hammond warns if Brexit talks collapse there will be an emergency budget in the spring.
Other News In Brief: Ireland’s EVA International announces theme and guest curator for its 39th edition; Arts Council England awards £5m to Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 plus announces latest small capital grants; fluorescent Ugo Rondine public sculpture unveiled in Liverpool.
The Plymouth-based organisation has made the ‘unavoidable decision’ to cut its visual arts programme as part of a major rethink which involves relocating its cinema programme to a new site at Plymouth College of Art.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories, including: Birmingham City Council tells arts organisations to prepare for further 30% cut, Nesta launches £3.7m fund offering small repayable loans to arts organisations, plus video suggests Banksy originally planned to shred entire Girl With Balloon artwork.
ACE calls for people from inside and outside the arts and cultural sector to share their views on a series of proposed outcomes that it is aiming to achieve by 2030.
The programme, which has been welcomed by arts funder Creative Scotland, will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
a-n Research editor Dany Louise highlights reports and evaluations from several UK-based art festivals and biennials that provide useful insight into the continued investment in large-scale art presentations and projects.
Cultural spend has been reallocated or cut to zero at four more councils this year, and some local authorities are turning a profit through culture and heritage.
Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
Creative Scotland has announced that Janet Archer has stepped down as its Chief Executive after five years in the role.
For his exhibition ‘Fellowship of Citizens’ London-based Icelandic artist Saemundur Thor Helgason is promoting a lottery set up to help fund a campaign to bring about the idea of a basic income for each person in Iceland. Laura Davidson visits the show at arebyte Gallery and talks to Helgason about his plans.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Home CEO Dave Moutrey appointed director of culture for Manchester; curator Omar Kholeif departs Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to pursue freelance projects; Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery to be built in Melbourne.
The Glasgow-based arts producer which had previously announced ambitious plans to turn a former modernist seminary into an arts centre, has said it is to close in September after 25 years.
The gallery, which lost its regular ACE funding in the 2015-18 round, is to close after over 40 years of regular programming.
Survey of cultural workers highlights risks of receiving sponsorship from unethical businesses, with potential issues including damage to an organisation’s reputation, censorship of artwork and ‘artwashing’ to improve public image.
With the recent announcement by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland that both QSS and Paragon Studios in Belfast have lost all their annual funding, Damian Magee addresses the impact of the decision on the city’s artist community and argues that it is indicative of a general lack of support for artists living and working in Northern Ireland.
In Brief: News briefing with national and international stories, including: Roger Hiorns secretly buries plane near Ipswich; Sophia Al-Maria wins first major US award for contemporary Middle Eastern art; selectors announced for Jerwood Makers Open 2019.
IN BRIEF: News briefing with national and international stories, including: Collector sues Gagosian and Jeff Koons non-delivery of sculptures; UK arts councils launch cultural cities enquiry; Chris Ofili painting, once called “Degenerate” by Donald Trump, gifted to MoMA by Trump supporter.
Two artists’ studios in Belfast are among the seven dropped, with 100 arts organisations sharing £13.1m as the Arts Council struggles to deal with a £23m reduction in public spending on the arts over the past six years. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
Written by Artangel’s James Lingwood and Henry Moore Foundation director Godfrey Worsdale, the just published ACE-commissioned report followed last June’s ACE NPO announcement which saw Bristol’s Arnolfini and Situations lose their funding.