NPG acquires black portraits for historic exhibition

NPG acquires black portraits for historic exhibition

 

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a collection of photographic portraits of successful black Britons which will form the basis of an exhibition, Black is the New Black.

Government fund for Northern culture projects

£15 million for ‘legacy’ projects, says Bradley

Opera singer dies at arts funding meeting

The Welsh baritone Karl Daymond has died as he was about to speak in a debate about the future of the Drill Hall, the Chepstow arts venue.

MY STORY     Thoroughly  modern  British

MY STORY Thoroughly modern British

Jo Baring is the director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art which has been described by the Fine Arts Society as “created with exemplary visual air and an unerring eye for quality”, and is based at The Lightbox in Woking

PASSING BY…  The arts of Auntie

PASSING BY… The arts of Auntie

Antony Thorncroft recalls the publicly funded organisation that gave him some of his most memorable cultural experiences

DEA BIRKETT Resetting ‘the norm’

Dea Birkett wants to be surprised as she celebrates the Edinburgh Fringe

AI PROFILE Where walls are words

Tristan Sharps, founder and artistic director of dreamthinkspeak

SEASIDE The south coast’s soul of circus

Worthing had been dismissed as ‘God’s waiting room’, but this summer young people are flocking to its theatres for an artform the seaside resort is making its own, as well as a year round diverse programme

THE WORD   Beyond conflict - the spirit of EdFest, 70 years on

THE WORD Beyond conflict - the spirit of EdFest, 70 years on

Graham Sheffield, director of arts at the British Council, on the bequest to the world
of the Edinburgh International Festival
as it celebrates its 70th birthday with the ‘Spirit of ’47’, a collaboration across this year’s programme between the festival and the council

ARTS CENTRE   Civic pride

ARTS CENTRE Civic pride

Barnsley’s new arts centre is reviving its ambitious plans for the future. Patrick Kelly reports

CREATIVITY    Beyond access to our common culture

CREATIVITY Beyond access to our common culture

Dr Jonathan Gross, teaching fellow at King’s College London and one of the co-authors of a new report on cultural democracy, argues that new collaborations are needed to encourage our creative instincts

FUNDING The lone arranger

The Arts Impact Fund could be a new way of financing arts organisations’ plans. Patrick Kelly has a look

Battersea’s first ‘Powerhouse’ sculptors chosen

Battersea’s first ‘Powerhouse’ sculptors chosen

Battersea Power Station’s first two public art commissions of sculpture have been announced.

Front Row goes to TV

BBC Radio 4’s arts programme Front Row is going to television with a regular weekly slot.

Rutter quits after 25 years over ACE funding decision

Rutter quits after 25 years over ACE funding decision

Barrie Rutter, who founded the Northern Broadsides 25 years ago, is standing down as its artistic director after Arts Council England failed to increase the theatre company’s annual grant.

British Museum 'loses' £750k ring

The British Museum has reported a £750,000 diamond ring as missing, six years after it was lost.

Gloucester Life Museum to close

City council cites ‘financial pressures’

Actor to be new Globe boss

Michelle Terry, the Olivier Award winning actor and writer who has appeared at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Bankside in three productions, is to succeed Emma Rice as the theatre’s artistic director.