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Saints preserve us: Ferens Art Gallery and why culture should be funded as an asset, not a burden

Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has reopened after a £5.2 million refurbishment largely funded by Hull City Council. But while the local authority should be commended for its commitment to culture, Sheila McGregor argues that the blame for council cuts in towns and cities across the UK needs to be forcefully directed at Westminster politicians rather than hapless local representatives.

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The Arts in Austerity: artist as entrepreneur 2.0

The idea of an ‘American Model’ of arts funding is gaining traction in the UK along with growing calls for artists to be ‘entrepreneurial’. But, writes American critic and curator Andrew Horwitz, the funding system in the US is deeply problematic, while those who espouse entrepreneurship miss the point that the real ‘business of art’ is not for profit.

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Arts in Austerity: symposium to explore new economic realities

Speakers and delegates from the spheres of music, the visual and performing arts come together in London this December for a day of talks and discussions on how the economy is affecting the social ecology of the arts. We find out more from symposium organiser Third Ear Music, and offer a ticket giveaway exclusive to a-n members.

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