Whilst the three main parties were keen to stress a need to redistribute arts funding more evenly around the UK, there was little in the way of concrete pledges at Wednesday evening’s Artists’ Union England Hustings debate in London, addressing issues that directly concern artists in the lead up to the general election. Stephen Palmer reports.
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In a piece originally published on The Conversation, Victoria Durrer of Queen’s University Belfast argues that damaging cuts to the arts in Northern Ireland are reshaping the sector.
The Kent-based organisation that has championed art in the environment for over two decades has announced it is to cease trading.
In a piece originally published by The Conversation, Kate Oakley, professor of Cultural Policy at University of Leeds, argues that without better pay and conditions and subsidised education, the arts and creative industries will increasingly become the preserve of the well-off and privately educated.
Tate has released figures showing the level of sponsorship it has received from BP from 1990 up to the end of 2006, following a three-year legal battle by campaigners.
A House of Lords debate on government support for individual artists, led by the Earl of Clancarty, attracted contributions from the three main parties and crossbench peers.
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Producer and writer Carolyn Black has worked in the visual arts for over two decades. Having witnessed many ups and downs in the sector, she believes things have never been so bad for artists in the UK. It’s time, she says, for things to change…
As our end-of-year series continues, the Birmingham-based artist and active a-n blogger describes a time that has seen her quit a longstanding job, grow in confidence as an artist and secure funding for her year-long project, Nine Women.
The CEO of Creative Scotland looks back at the work of the organisation over the last year, which saw the arts funding body launch its ten-year plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.
Arts Council England has awarded MK Gallery in Milton Keynes nearly £3m towards its major expansion project.
Arts Council England has appointed Darren Henley, current head of Classic FM, as its new chief executive.
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As part of an action by Liberate Tate, Jon Snow, chair of Tate’s Members Council has been presented with an edition of Conrad Atkinson’s The Oil Ship for display in one of the Tate members’ rooms.
Selected texts, discussions, guides and profiles that address issues around or profile arts taking place in rural contexts.
The Museums Association’s Cuts Survey 2014 reveals that more public collections are at risk following the negative impact that four years of cuts have had on the sector.
This Saturday, Newcastle upon Tyne’s Globe Gallery is hosting a celebratory night of ‘audio visual stimulation’ to mark the closure of its current space – and a move to pastures new.
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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan recently claimed at a science and technology event that “arts subjects limit career choices”. Poet Jo Bell takes issue with the minister’s assumptions and argues that, on the contrary, art is what makes our lives ‘possible and meaningful’.
Founded in 1994, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists programme has helped some of the UK’s best-known visual artists with no-strings-attached financial support at crucial points in their careers. On the eve of the announcement of this year’s awards, Chris Sharratt talks to the foundation’s head of arts and to 2012 recipient Ed Atkins.
A Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report has praised the hard work and dedication of Arts Council England’s staff and warned against any further cuts in grant in aid to the funding body, but says ACE needs to do more to redress the funding balance between London and the rest of the country.
The issue of artists’ pay and exploitation in the US is prompting a variety of responses that question what it means to be an artist in the current economic climate. Abigail Satinsky, associate director at Chicago’s Threewalls gallery, surveys the landscape and asks whether we need to look at how we value and define art and artists.
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Creative Scotland has announced details of the 119 organisations that make up its new Regular Funding portfolio, benefiting from regular support over a three-year period.
The rapid decline in the number of local authority arts services has sparked a new drive to protect and develop local cultural infrastructure. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.