ACE launches new £93.7m fund

Arts Council England today announced a new development fund, replacing the lottery-fuelled Grant for the Arts Scheme and with £13m a year more.

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Jackson to add Lord of the Rings magic to WWI centenary

Never-before-seen World War I footage has been transformed into a feature film by Peter Jackson, creator of the Lord of the Rings films, in a commission by the BBC and Imperial War Museum for the last year of the 14-18 NOW artistic commemorations of the First World War.

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Jude Kelly to stand down at Southbank

Jude Kelly, artistic director of the Southbank Centre for 12 years, is to leave in May.

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'Arts need to open up to young' - Serota

The UK’s arts organisation need to open up more, especially to the young and the disadvantaged, according to an Arts Council report published today.

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Donmar’s ground breaking O’Rourke-Pakenham partnership ends

Josie Rourke (left) has announced her departure from the Donmar Warehouse, where she has been artistic director since 2012.

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Khan warns 27k creative jobs could go with no Brexit deal

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, warned today that 27,000 creative industries jobs could go if there is a no-deal Brexit, 6,000 of them in London.

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Watson demands Brexit safeguards for artists

Labour’s shadow culture secretary and deputy leader, Tom Watson, has demanded that  artists and their free movement across Europe will not be affected by Britain’s departure from the EU.

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Hirst’s new spots head for Walpole’s stately home

Houghton Hall, the Norfolk mansion built by Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole to host an exhibition of new work by Damien Hirst RA.

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Rescue package for flagship arts bodies in NI

Ulster Orchestra and MAC get £600k boost

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Ferens gallery boasts record figures

More than half a million visit Hull art exhibitions

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