Support for 5 at the cutting edge

The Arts Foundation has announced the five artists at the front of advances in their disciplines to receive grants in its Futures Awards programme.

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Somerset House appoints exhibitions director

Somerset House has appointed the Hayward Gallery’s senior curator, Cliff Lauson, as its new director of exhibitions.

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£1m+ to reset museum displays post-Covid

Art Fund has today announced a further £1.145m in its grant stream aimed at making museums collections more understandable following the pandemic.

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Queer Britain museum joins Art Fund

The UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum is to open in London as a tenant of the Art Fund.

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Rare sight of Dickens and his ‘glorious’ moustache

A very rare daguerrotype photograph of Charles Dickens wearing a moustache instead of his familiar beard has gone on display for the first time.

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North should get its own cultural funding - parliamentary report

The North of England should get its own arts funding and cultural infrastructure, separate from central agencies like Arts Council England, as part of a major levelling-up process.

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Theatre audiences can unmask

The return to Plan A Covid measures from Plan B has been cautiously welcomed in English theatres.

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Clare Lilley to succeed at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s founding director Sir Peter Murray is to be succeeded by YSP’s director of programme Clare Lilley when he retires in March.

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Arts benefactor Sainsbury dies at 94

John Sainsbury – Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover - who has died aged 94 was one of the most discerning of benefactors to the arts and heritage in an age of philanthropy.

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Tamara Rojo steps down at English National Ballet

English National Ballet’s artistic director Tamara Rojo is to leave later this year after ten years leading the company.

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