The threat to postgraduate degrees in specialist arts subjects is growing, as public sector cuts...

‘Family-friendly’ might not be a term that David Brownlee likes very much, but he knows that...

A senior arts professional speaks out on discrimination in the arts, asking why “disabled people...

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  • As cultural organisations rely more and more on volunteers, they risk becoming the exclusive domain of the middle class, argues Sam Reyes.

  • Thirty years ago the US began allowing artists to retain the copyright of their publicly purchased artwork. The consequences? Well, have you ever heard of Portlandia, asks John Locanthi.

  • Actor Sam West and ConservativeHome website editor Mark Wallace discuss why artists tend to be on the left politically.

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Former Culture Secretary CHRIS SMITH is stepping down from his position as Chair of the Donmar Warehouse after 13 years in post. It was...
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KENNETH THARP OBE, Chief Executive of The Place, and sitar player and composer ANOUSHKA SHANKAR have become Patrons of Akademi South Asian...
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The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) has announced that LOUISE JEFFREYS, the Barbican’s Director of Arts, will be its new...
The artist EMILIA TELESE has been selected for a Collaborative Doctorate Award devised by Warwick University and a-n, and funded by the...
Formerly of auction house Bonhams, where she was a specialist in modern and contemporary South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Turkish art, NOUR...


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Having worked in children’s arts and health in a London hospital, Victoria Jones, now in Melbourne in Australia, compares the respective creative programmes.

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A senior arts professional speaks out on discrimination in the arts, asking why “disabled people are nearly invisible with embarrassingly few leaders”.


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Creating a level playing field for visual artists is the aim of online gallery Outside In. Kate Davey tells how its surgery days show artists how to display their work online.