Helen Legg becomes new Director of Tate Liverpool

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23 Mar 2018

Tate Director Maria Balshaw said she was confident Legg would lead the organisation “into a new era”.

A reliable and robust business model

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15 Mar 2018

When Marc Steene set up a new art charity, he knew that the key to success would be adopting a business model based on a mix of revenue streams, including an endowment fund and earned income. 

Flexible support for filmmakers

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12 Feb 2018

Artists deserve support to conduct research and development as much as any other valued professional. Lauren Healey explains how a scheme for emerging filmmakers is having a lasting impact.

Late openings key to improving gallery audience diversity

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09 Feb 2018

Museums and galleries are urged to regularly extend opening hours and put on after-hours events, which are estimated to be worth an annual £9.6m in ticket sales.

A creative approach to science and technology

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08 Jan 2018

Despite not teaching the arts, the University of Bath has always embraced creativity. Jamie Eastman explains how its new arts centre has become a hub of innovation for scientists and engineers, as well as artists. 

Achieving a qualification on the inside

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21 Dec 2017

Young offenders in Wales gained the Arts Award during a Summer Arts College – for some it was their first ever qualification. Angela Rogers tells how their success was realised.

How I solved… challenges of cross-venue arts programming

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20 Dec 2017

Ruth Bretherick explains how she overcame the challenges of programming events when an exhibition split across two arts venues: one in Edinburgh, and one in Dundee.

Scottish artists and galleries commit to addressing inequality

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19 Dec 2017

A new manifesto by the Scottish Contemporary Arts Network, Scottish Artists Union and Engage Scotland has set out the visual arts sector’s key aspirations and commitments.

Attendance down at London galleries despite record tourism

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06 Dec 2017

The threat of terrorism is thought to have contributed to falling visitor numbers at some of London’s leading museums and galleries, although the V&A bucked the trend with record figures.

New £1.5m fund to support emerging visual artists in UK regions

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01 Dec 2017

Four arts organisation, one in each of the UK’s nations, will win a slice of the Freelands Foundation funding to select and support 80 artists over the next five years.

New ventures in Venice

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31 Oct 2017

Many arts graduates are struggling to find employment, but a British Council scheme is helping some to bridge the gap between education and work by spending a month at the Venice Biennale. Laura Broderick and Emma Dexter explain how it works. 

The art of not underselling

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19 Oct 2017

Fabrica in Brighton has raised extra income through venue hire for some years, but it needed a more commercial approach to maximise its potential. Anne Rupert tells the story.

Redeveloping a period mansion

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12 Oct 2017

Abbot Hall in Kendal, a Grade I listed mansion and now home to an art gallery and museum, is in the early stages of its redevelopment. Gordon Watson outlines the proposals.

Arts Council England consults on future of Bristol’s visual arts

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11 Oct 2017

£3.3m will be invested in the city’s visual arts by 2022 after Arnolfini and Situations were dropped from the national portfolio.

Tate Liverpool commits to becoming more autism friendly

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05 Oct 2017

The gallery will hold regular ‘Autism Hours’ with dimmed lights, reduced noise and break-out spaces available.

New initiative seeks to diversify artistic leadership

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15 Sep 2017

A provocation paper commissioned by Bluecoat arts centre is the focus of an attempt to create new entry points into artistic leadership.

Definitely for families

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07 Sep 2017

Noticing that families were under-represented in their audiences, art galleries in the North of England decided to take a collaborative approach to commissioning and communications. Elaine Lees tells the story.

How to… exhibit art without public funding

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21 Jul 2017

House of Illustration puts on ten exhibitions and turns over £1m every year - all without public funding. Colin McKenzie explains how.

Artist network to ‘change career prospects’ for artists

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14 Jul 2017

Ensuring policy makers and commissioners value artists and art equally is at the heart of a-n’s new five-year strategy.

Arts and science combine for dementia care

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15 Jun 2017

A new study looking at the benefits of visual art activities for people living with dementia should provide the evidence that decision-makers need, say Teri Howson-Griffiths and Gill Windle.

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