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Experts say government should highlight the arts’ impact on health; Birmingham’s arts organisations told to prepare for more cuts

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.

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Tania Bruguera’s community-led response to the global migration crisis launches at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Rio museum destroyed by fire opens temporary exhibitions’ space, Talbot Rice in Edinburgh announces artists to take part in its inaugural Residents Programme, plus Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launches major public art project highlighting overlooked women from London’s history.

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New York’s Met plans to leave Breuer building; research shows short-term funding prevents arts charities from planning

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Over 150 artists pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director; Arts Council England sparks controversy with ‘practical guide’ to concept of cultural democracy; Iniva to move Stuart Hall Library to new site on Chelsea College of Arts’ campus.

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Artist’s Daily Mail parody is a crowdfunding success; Turner Contemporary endorses plans for on-site hostel

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Canadian artist writes open letter in response to censorship of transgender themed work; celebrity secret postcard art sale for Dulwich school; Statue of suffragette Emily Davison unveiled in Morpeth; Tate Modern appoints new senior curator for photographic art.

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Arts Council England diversity chief says organisation not yet an “effective ally” for disabled people

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Steven Parissien to step down as director of Compton Verney Art Gallery; Scientists explain clouds in Edvard Munch’s The Scream as unusual meteorological condition; Cleveland College of Art and Design becomes The Northern School of Art; The Brooklyn Historical Society remembers 9/11 with an artist’s live-stream of the attack.

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DACS annual review reveals 38,000 artists and estates received £15m in royalties; prepare for ‘catastrophic’ Brexit warns Creative Industries Federation

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: the National Portrait Gallery says drop in visitor figures due to counting error; Henry Moore sketch found amongst collection of Nazi-looted art; and 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra to be restored after destruction by the Islamic State.

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