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Arts Council Chair Sir Nicholas Serota will lead a team of 17 creative industry leaders to research the role that ‘creative thinking’ should play within education policy. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
An open letter has questioned the appointment of Rupert Murdoch’s daughter to Arts Council England’s governing body and called for the decision to be reversed, condemning the appointment as against the stated values of the arts funding body.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: £15,000 appeal to revive nude sunbather statues; Ceri Hand appointed director of programmes at Somerset House; French presidential candidates reveal proposals for art and culture.
New Arts Council England chair Nicholas Serota makes his first speech at the No Boundaries conference in Hull, setting out his priorities for the organisation.
The director of Tate is to leave the role after 28 years to take up part-time position as chairman of Arts Council England.