‘Don’t leave arts out of Brexit deal’ May told

The Cultural Industries Federation has warned the prime minister not to ignore the importance of the “soft power” of the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, culture.

THE AI PROFILE ‘Our art is our business’

THE AI PROFILE ‘Our art is our business’

Chris Stafford, chief executive, Curve, Leicester

HERITAGE Nolan’s Paradise

HERITAGE Nolan’s Paradise

The Rodd, a 250-acre farm near the Welsh-English border, was Shangri-La for Sir Sidney Nolan. Now, in the Australian artist’s centenary year, it is to be developed as an arts centre by the trust he set up

PASSING BY.... Culture – Hull’s passport to glory?

PASSING BY.... Culture – Hull’s passport to glory?

Antony Thorncroft finds that being a city of culture can have limited benefits

MY STORY Mello cello

MY STORY Mello cello

Helen Wallace, consultant editor of BBC Music Magazine, author, teacher and broadcaster, has curated Kings Place’s 2017 season of Cello Unwrapped which has just opened

FIRST WORD The moving voice writes

FIRST WORD The moving voice writes

No Nobel Prize has been more controversial
 than Bob Dylan’s for literature, surprising almost everyone. John Foster shows why the choice was not only right, it came not a moment too soon

DEA BIRKETT	The Year of the Real

DEA BIRKETT The Year of the Real

Dea Birkett discovers the feel not so good factor in the art on public show as we move uneasily into 2017

FUNDING Beyond the magic circle

FUNDING Beyond the magic circle

A new report on the Creative People and Places programme suggests that the arts world could learn something from the areas with the least arts engagement, Patrick Kelly writes

ARTS CENTRES The South's cultural headquarters

ARTS CENTRES The South's cultural headquarters

Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton are collaborating with Arts Council England to create an enhanced city centre cultural quarter, opening later this year. Simon Tait had a preview

THE WORD Digital is no longer new

THE WORD Digital is no longer new

Lizzie Jackson says digital ‘know how’ must be second nature across the creative sector

‘Don’t leave arts out of Brexit deal’ May told

The Cultural Industries Federation has warned the prime minister not to ignore the importance of the “soft power” of the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, culture.

It’s official: Balshaw gets Tate

The Tate has formally announced that Maria Balshaw will take over from Sir Nicholas Serota in June, the gallery’s first woman director.

Rattle unveils first LSO season

Rattle unveils first LSO season

British composers will occupy the first ten days of Sir Simon Rattle’s tenure as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra when he takes over in September.

London’s boost for Rattle Hall

The Centre for Music, which had a Treasury grant of £5.5m withdrawn when the government changed its mind and decided it was not value for money, has had a significant boost from the Corporation of London.

Tristram Hunt new V&A director

Tristram Hunt new V&A director

The Labour MP Tristram Hunt is to be the next director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, resigning his Stoke-on-Trent Central parliamentary seat and prompting a by-election.

Tate to name Balshaw as Serota successor

Tate to name Balshaw as Serota successor

Maria Balshaw, the director of the Whitworth and Manchester Art Galleries, is expected to be named to succeed Sir Nicholas Serota at director of Tate.

Ministers vow to fight for cultural industries

The business and culture secretaries joined with London’s Labour mayor in pledging to battle on behalf of the cultural industries last night as they acknowledged the sector was the fastest growing in the UK economy – although, they were told, educational pull-backs could cause it serious harm.

Hull flying high

Hull flying high

A 75 metre long rotor blade is being installed in Hull’s Queen Victoria Square.