Questions about quality

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13 Oct 2016

What is it about great art that makes one’s hair stand on end? Claire Gulliver describes a contemporary art programme that tried to figure it out.

How to… make the most of an art fair

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06 Oct 2016

How much attention should you pay to the food at an art fair? And can you ask how much the art costs? Oonagh Murphy offers strong pre-visit advice.

Tech for the digital natives

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26 Sep 2016

The digital installations at Tate Modern’s new extension not only show previously hidden treasures, but also appeal massively to a young audience, says Adam Jenkins.

All hands on deck

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08 Sep 2016

The Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform has given artists the chance to realise their dreams, but to make it happen requires hard work and commitment from everyone involved, says Rachel Mapplebeck.

Tax relief to benefit temporary and touring exhibitions

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07 Sep 2016

A Government consultation on how tax relief can best be used to encourage more exhibitions and touring activity is now underway.

If I were 22: Laura-Jane Foley

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28 Jul 2016

Enjoy your successes and brush away your losses, playwright and art historian Laura-Jane Foley tells 22 year olds.

Galleries urged to pay artists fairly within five years

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22 Jul 2016

Two years of discussions with artists and galleries have found overwhelming support for implementing a basic fee framework for visual artists.

£200k awarded to support artists’ legacies

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04 Jul 2016

The first round of Art360 awards to help artists protect their legacies has been made by the DACS Foundation.

My Gurus – Melanie Keen

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23 Jun 2016

The new Director of Iniva, Melanie Keen, reflects on those who have guided and inspired her career.

Roots at risk

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23 Jun 2016

Regional galleries have helped many UK artists achieve international acclaim. But their role as champions of ground-breaking work is under threat, warns Kate Brindley.

New union for artists gains formal recognition

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10 Jun 2016

Visual, applied and socially engaged artists in England now have a certified trade union to represent them. 

A new look city

09 Jun 2016

Turning the city of Belfast into a gallery has captured residents’ imaginations and changed the way they view their home.

Courtauld Institute gears up for £50m redevelopment

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26 May 2016

Improved visitor facilities, new exhibition spaces and a learning centre are expected in the first phase of a £50m regeneration project.

Art of our time

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26 May 2016

The Hepworth Wakefield is blessed with many great pieces of modern British art, but a priority is to grow its collection. Simon Wallis discusses the gallery’s approach to new gifts and acquisitions.

A different kind of host

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25 May 2016

Opening a hostel has helped East Street Arts to support artists and generate much-needed income. Nicola Greenan explains how they did it.

Accessible interpretation

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12 May 2016

An interactive guide to Kettle’s Yard’s collection is engaging a wide audience online. Lucy Wheeler shares what she had learned from the project. 

Organisations struggle with exhibition hire fees

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06 May 2016

Support for non-national UK museums and galleries wanting to tour their exhibitions internationally has been published as part of a new research project led by the British Council.


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