The representative body for visual artists in Ireland is proposing that a tourist bed tax should be introduced in the country, with funds raised going to the arts and cultural sector.
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A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Fitzwilliam Museum rescues badly damaged Renaissance painting, Banksy leaves mural and cheeky note in Bristol school, and Modern Art Oxford launches first crowd-funding campaign.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes a new Google project aiming to create art, suspects arrested for theft of Francis Bacon paintings and how creative arts can re-engage prisoners in education.
The A.L.T. fundraiser is raising money for the annual Art Licks Weekend, selling functional items for the home by ten emerging artists.
With the announcement last week that James Richards is to represent Wales at the 2017 Venice Biennale, joining Rachel Maclean for Scotland, Phyllida Barlow in the British Pavilion and Jesse Jones for Ireland, Belfast-based curator Hugh Mulholland laments the continuing absence of a Northern Ireland presence at the world’s longest running art biennial.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes artwork pulled from Hong Kong’s tallest tower over political message, Courtauld Institute revamp and Arts Council England agreement with De Montfort University.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes a debate on museum free entry policy, the mismanagement of EU funds for Italy’s cultural heritage sites, and a Boston artist who has created ‘the smallest house in the world’ – available to rent on Airbnb.
A recent advert by Sainsbury’s in Camden asked for an artist to ‘volunteer their skills’ to refurbish the branch’s staff canteen, with the resulting social media storm prompting press articles and an apology from the supermarket. a-n Executive Director Jeanie Scott considers what the incident says about the barriers and misconceptions artists face.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes the latest on Tate/BP sponsorship secrecy, the Japanese artist charged with obscenity, and censorship of the arts in Egypt and Turkey.
Staff at the gallery, cinema and print studio in central Dundee have been told that a review of the organisation’s staffing structure is taking place.
A new report from the Art Not Oil group claims to reveal BP’s influence over exhibition content, events and gallery security procedures, with the Museums Association set to investigate.
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.
With more than double the anticipated number of responses, the Artists’ Livelihoods survey into how visual artists in England live and work forms part of the most comprehensive study of its kind in over a decade. Stephen Palmer reports.
In a speech to launch a new report, Funding Arts and Culture in an Age of Austerity, Arts Council England chair Sir Peter Bazalgette has been outlining how local authorities can work with ACE to develop new ways to support the arts and culture sector.
On Thursday 23 June, the EU Referendum will ask UK voters whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. As the debate for and against Brexit intensifies, Munira Mirza makes the case for artists and those in the arts to vote to leave, while Clymene Christoforou argues that the UK should remain ‘at home’ in Europe.
The Oxfordshire festival, which offers an alternative to traditional music festivals by placing visual art at the centre, has received additional funding from Arts Council England.
The recently published white paper on culture, the first since Jennie Lee’s 1965 Policy for the Arts, was hailed by culture minister Ed Vaizey as presenting a “bold new vision”. Mark Robinson begs to differ.
The London-based organisation that has played a key role in campaigning against oil sponsorship of the arts is looking for a new home due to its office rent more than doubling.
The STEAMHouse project will see the former Typhoo tea factory in Digbeth transformed through over £14 million of funding into a creative space featuring studios, workshops, equipment and support staff.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has announced the publication of The Culture White Paper, the first government white paper on culture in England for over 50 years.
Despite a further £3.5 billion of cuts planned for 2019-20, George Osborne’s Budget has also dropped a few strategically placed funding packages and a tax reduction for the self-employed.
Glasgow-based artist Ailie Rutherford has created The People’s Bank of Govanhill and is action-researching a new currency for the Govanhill community and running a crowdfunding campaign to print editioned notes designed by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.
Launching today, a-n is a lead partner in a comprehensive survey into how visual artists in England live and work, part of a new Arts Council England research project that will shape future support and initiatives for artists. Take part and share your views on the day-to-day realities of being a professional artist and the challenges and barriers you face.
Arts Council England is inviting the arts and culture sector to participate in a ‘conversation’ about its future investments for 2018 onwards.
What does it mean to be an artist and how does the romantic idea of the creative individual pursuing their passion impact on the reality of an artistic practice? At Creative Scotland’s recent Visual Arts Sector Review event in Edinburgh, Glasgow-based artist Rachel Maclean talked about this and more. Here we republish an edited extract of her provocation.