Councillors chastised for coercing company into censorship

20 Jul 2021

An artist, her commissioners and the council say the pressure to remove a nuclear-themed artwork was misguided. So why hasn't it been reinstalled?

My Gurus: Challenging expectations

photo of Anne de Charmant
29 Jun 2021

Anne de Charmant reveals the people who have inspired her work, particularly in rethinking audiences’ relationships with contemporary art and the environment.

Arts company says 'art should be a safe space for debate' amid transphobia row

24 Jun 2021

Artichoke says it will keep Jess de Wahls' contribution to exhibition which provides a platform for "all women, trans and non-binary people": "We do not believe in cancel culture"

What Banksy teaches us about art ownership

Black and white stencil graffiti of a prisoner escaping down a wall
02 Jun 2021

Think the elusive artist has automatic rights to their famous murals? It’s a bit more complicated than that. Jack Martin and Kate Johnson break it down.

Call to defund arts centre after board quashed 'futile' revisioning project

21 May 2021

Artists contracted for the ill-fated project want the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art closed, alleging a lack of appropriate representation and racist attitudes at the board level mean it is "not fit for purpose".

Creating a buzz in the garden of Eden

Abstract painting of flowers
19 May 2021

Can artists make a positive contribution to alleviate the threat of biodiversity decline? Misha Curson shares a project which is aiming to do just that.

Visual arts lobby defends arts education against 50% cut

14 May 2021

Arts universities have joined the sector in protesting the Government's "counterproductive and contradictory" funding proposals.

Alarm at plans to cut higher education arts funding in half

07 May 2021

A consultation on plans to cut arts education funding by £17m says the subjects are not a "strategic priority" for the Government.

A crash course in anti-money laundering regulations

Two people in a gallery looking at a tablet
20 Apr 2021

Despite new requirements coming into force more than a year ago, many arts organisations remain woefully underprepared. Mary-Alice Stack offers some guidance.

Attractions' visitor numbers fall by 70% in 'devastatingly hard year'

08 Apr 2021

UK cultural attractions are calling for a new bank holiday to boost tourism, and the popularity of outdoor attractions, starting to reopen from next week, has skyrocketed.

People need places (and vice versa)

31 Mar 2021

Caitlin Warfield writes that the future of culture and business in urban centres depends on their ability to work together.

Artworks by women just 4% of global auction sales

15 Mar 2021

A worldwide study of the secondary art market reveals that "while the average John Smith makes it into auction, the average Jane Smith does not".

Abu Dhabi offers 'golden visas' to UK creatives

22 Feb 2021

Feeling the Brexit blues? Abu Dhabi is courting British creatives with a 10 year work permit, routes to citizenship and heavy investment in arts and culture.

National Collections Centre planned for Coventry

17 Feb 2021

Arts Council England will relocate its 8,000-piece collection to a former IKEA store in an effort to create a legacy for Coventry City of Culture.

Calculating cultural value: 'Warm glow' feeling adds to theatres' and galleries' worth

04 Feb 2021

Research indicates people value gallery visits at £5 and would pay £11 to keep a local theatre going. What motivates that valuation is harder to define.

Re-opening safely and reaching more audiences

A woman in a floral dress and face mask looking an art installing of floating flowers
19 Jan 2021

A new ticketing system designed by museums and for museums is providing free support with the twin challenges of running timed entry and generating much needed income. Merrin Kalinowski explains.

In defence of AI in art

Graffiti of a robot
12 Jan 2021

Anthony Padgett says artificial intelligence has a role in selecting, curating and even creating art, but the sector must define that role – and join the debate early, before others take control.

Distribute your leadership digitally

Line drawing of a man with a brown colour spectrum behind the head
12 Jan 2021

Long-distance relationships needn’t limit ambition. Sarah Fisher, Ying Kwok and Lindsay Taylor describe a sustainable approach to sharing the physical and digital demands of curation.

The non-linear life of a freelancer

Emma Beverley
06 Jan 2021

Leeds 2023 Executive Producer Emma Beverley’s career has come full circle from working with the people she loves to working for them.

55,000 arts jobs lost since lockdown

11 Dec 2020

"This is clear evidence of the existence and the scale of a jobs crisis," researchers say.

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