New union for artists gains formal recognition

Photo of woman painting
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

Photo of Courtauld courtyard
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

Installations in gallery
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

Room with bunk beds
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

Screenshot of the home page
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

Artwork curation in exhibition
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.

Developing a workforce

Tunnel visit
05 May 2016

A third of frontline staff in Brighton’s museums have now taken part in a placement programme that is boosting their skills. Helen Graham explains how it works. 

My research: Testing my boundaries

Allelouia Susan Miller
25 Apr 2016

For Susan Miller, an MA in Fine Art has been a real opportunity to confront the vulnerability artists feel when exhibiting their work in public spaces. 

Young people on the case

Photo of people holding up letters spelling 'Unlock'
14 Apr 2016

Through the Circuit network, 15 to 25 year olds create arts events for other young people. Rachel Escott reveals what they’ve learned about marketing to this under-engaged audience. 

How to… start a career in scenic art

Photo of Jack Candy Kemp painting
11 Apr 2016

He dropped out of art school and ended up painting backdrops for Star Wars and Harry Potter. What advice does Jack Candy-Kemp have for budding scenic artists?

If I were 22: Gayle Nelson

Photo of Gayle Nelson
04 Apr 2016

Just starting your career? Get out there – meet people and see things, says lecturer, curator and artist Gayle Nelson

If I were 22: Terence Wilde

Artwork Terence Wilde
22 Mar 2016

“When you gonna love you as much as I do?” Artist Terence Wilde offers some gentle guidance for himself at 22.

London venues top the list of visitor attractions

Photo of Tate Modern
11 Mar 2016

Tate faces falling visitor numbers despite overall growing attendance at cultural venues in both England and Scotland.

BP to end Tate sponsorship deal

Liberate Tate
11 Mar 2016

Oil giant BP is to stop sponsoring art gallery Tate from 2017, blaming a “challenging business environment”, but will continue sponsoring the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Opera House.

Making collections pay

Photo of silk dresses
03 Mar 2016

Many museums and galleries struggle to manage the costs of storing and conserving their collections. Emma Sumner introduces two innovative organisations that are making their collections pay their own way.  

How to… successfully apply for a Grants for the Arts award

Photo of a full motion screen in Birmingham with Olivier's artwork on
29 Feb 2016

Submitting a grant application can be a difficult and confusing process. Deaf artist Olivier Jamin shares his tips for disabled applicants.

Job ladder – Rob Bowman

Photo of Rob Bowman
25 Feb 2016

From MoMA Oxford and ICA to Artangel and Arnolfini – Rob Bowman tells us about his career presenting extraordinary art. 

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