Glasgow art centre continues to feel effects of fire in neighbouring Art School

06 Sep 2018

The Centre for Contemporary Arts has been closed since fire ravaged the Art School in mid-June and has not yet had a reopening date confirmed. The centre says the “indefinite closure” makes planning difficult and the lack of commercial income has forced cash flow “down to a minimum”.

Prince Charles ‘very concerned’ about decline of arts in schools

06 Sep 2018

The comments were made by Rosie Millard, the new Chief Executive of the Prince’s charity, Children and the Arts, at an event to discuss challenges for creativity in schools.

Brazil’s national museum gutted by fire

05 Sep 2018

Accusations that the museum was plagued by underfunding from successive governments followed news that almost 90% of the museum’s collection may have been lost, potentially including the 12,000-year-old remains of a woman known as Luzia.

Bolton Octagon redevelopment kicks off

05 Sep 2018

Construction has begun on the £10m project, which will update the theatre’s backstage facilities and increase accessibility. The theatre plans to reopen in early 2020.

Creative Scotland calls in anti-jargon help

05 Sep 2018

Creative Scotland has enlisted the support of the Plain English Campaign, following accusations from a Scottish parliamentary committee that the national funder had struggled to deliver its functions in a clear and accessible way.

Royal Academy to introduce gender quota for new exhibition

04 Sep 2018

The Renaissance Nude will open next March with an equal number of female and male nudes on display, and a gender-balanced team of scholars working on the exhibition.

Opera North set for £18m redevelopment

04 Sep 2018

The scheme for the Leeds venue, which was granted planning permission last month, will include a new education centre and improved facilities for artists.

Councils keeping artworks hidden

03 Sep 2018

London’s councils together own more than 10,000 artworks with a value in excess of £150m, although only a fraction are on display, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Call to keep Tricycle Theatre name

03 Sep 2018

Former artistic directors and board members of London’s Tricycle Theatre, now rebranded Kiln Theatre, are urging the venue to revert to its “much-loved” previous name.

Record sales for Fringe

03 Sep 2018

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has recorded increased ticket sales for the sixth year in a row, with a year-on-year increase of 5.25%

Rescue plan for Cumbria arts centre

03 Sep 2018

Plans to raise investment for Farfield Mill in Sedbergh by issuing community shares have won strong backing from members.

Continued cuts to teaching time for arts in schools

31 Aug 2018

New analysis reveals that in 2017, teaching time for music at Key Stage 3 was down 11%, drama was down 7% and art was down 9%. Teaching hours at Key Stage 4 declined further still, with Design & Technology hit the hardest, falling by 19% in Key Stage 3 and 40% in Key Stage 4.

More delays to opening of Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

31 Aug 2018

The re-opening gala is set for June 2019, a year later than promised when the arts centre closed for refurbishment in July 2016. The main construction work was delayed until September 2017, and council sources suggest the building's concert hall will look no different post-renovation.

New 200-seat theatre planned for Edinburgh

31 Aug 2018

Part of the £45m Impact Centre, being built as a new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the studio theatre will be available as both a performance and rehearsal space.

Arts Council reports collapse in London arts attendance

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31 Aug 2018

Arts Council England attributes the majority of the unprecedented 16.6 million fall to a drop in exhibition visitor numbers, but has declined to give details of how it arrived at these figures.

Arts organisations ‘must look beyond funders' goals’

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31 Aug 2018

Former Watershed Chief Executive Dick Penny stressed he is “more excited than ever” about working in Bristol as he leaves his role of 20 years and heads a new Watershed venture aimed at creating growth in the city.

Campaigners celebrate as museums end ties with oil giant

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31 Aug 2018

The Van Gogh Museum and Mauritshuis have said the decision to break with Shell was mutual, and sponsorship agreements that expired this summer would not be renewed.

Counting errors blamed for slump in National Portrait Gallery visitor figures

National Portrait Gallery
30 Aug 2018

The 800k drop reported between 2017 and 2018 was due to errors in technology installed by research company Ipsos Retail Performance, which also provides services for other cultural organisations in the UK.

Stop feeling threatened by artists, culture ministers told

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30 Aug 2018

The power of culture to address social challenges has emerged as a key theme at a Culture Summit involving Government officials from 45 countries.

Museum tours can help ease chronic pain, study finds

30 Aug 2018

Researchers at the University of California have reported that the majority of chronic pain patients who took part in a one-hour private gallery tour experienced a decrease in pain levels for up to three weeks after their visit.


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