Why can’t an obscure disabled artist represent Britain at the Venice Biennale? Too many visual arts decisions are being driven by a celebrity culture based on commercial values, says Ashokkumar Mistry.
Has the Prado illustrated the very misogyny it has sought to expose by focusing on works by men rather than celebrating those by women? Sam Jones reports on the controversy around its latest exhibition.
"You don’t get the same buzz and energy packing dog food eight hours a day but it pays the bills.” The people suffering most in the music business are those that didn't have a lot in the first place, reports Ian Birrell.
Amateur theatre is often run by enthusiasts with a 'show must go on' attitude. Stephen Stafford examines the Covid challenges they face and how they intend to keep their communities engaged through the crisis.
Was it right to cancel plans to display Philip Guston's provocative set of paintings of the Ku Klux Klan at Tate? Aindrea Emelife sees it as a patronising move of the cultural establishment to protect itself from criticism.
The ability to imagine yourself in a creative job is central to taking the first steps towards it, says Louise Benson. Without role models, pursuing a career in the arts can feel like an impossibility.
Rishi Sunak's 'viability' threshold will consign businesses in the arts and whole swathes of our economy to the scrapheap, and the misnamed job support scheme is nothing of the sort. Ed Miliband decries the Chancellor's Covid recovery measures.
Micro-scale cooperative developments building localised capacity are far better placed than our current clique of regularly funded organisations to tackle the uncharted territory of the ‘new arts normal’ ahead, says Susan Jones.