Thamesmead and ‘the culture of everyday life’

Five international artists have been chosen as the shortlist to create an artistic landmark and signpost to the future of the London surburban new town of Thamesmead.

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£7.4m to lift high streets with art

Historic England has unveiled a £7.4m arts programme for England’s high streets, including four major arts commissions for works “capturing the everyday magic of high streets”.

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Garfield Weston’s £25m arts rescue

A £25m one-off one-month fund to help larger museums, performing and visual arts organisations hit by the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced by the Garfield Weston fund on Foundation.

The fund, opening on October 5 and closing on November 9, is open to arts organisations, galleries and museums with an annual income of at least £500,000 a year, with grants worth from £100,000 to £2m.

“The UK’s performing and visual arts are among the best on the world but they have been hard hit by the pandemic” said the foundation’s director, Philippa Charles (pictured). “It became very clear to our trustees that while we have seen some incredibly, creative responses to Covid-19 many cultural organisations need support to restart their important work and bring audiences back.

https://garfieldweston.org/new-weston-culture-fund-coming-soon/

 

 

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National Theatre to reopen with remodelled Olivier

The National Theatre’s Olivier, the largest of its three auditoriums, is being reshaped to accommodate bigger audiences when it reopens next month.

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‘Transition and change’ key to new arts leadership

The Clore Leadership Fellowship has remodelled its programme to focus on transition and change forced by the Covid-19 crisis for spring 2021.

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Cultured high streets could save our communities

Cultural organisations set in our high streets will play an important role in our communities’ post-Covid recovery, says Arts Council England.

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Your hundred Covid portraits

An exhibition of photographs inspired by experiences of the Covid pandemic has been opened at the National Portrait Gallery by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Coliseum reopens with Requiem

English National Opera is to reopen with a special performance of Mozart’s Requiem in recognition of the nation’s struggles during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Artists devise festival for mentally ill

A new ten week arts festival is being launched tomorrow that brings together artists and those suffering with mental ill health.

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RA’s Summer Exhibition is major autumn opener

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, a fixture in the art calendar, is to open – in the autumn and five months late because of Covid-19.

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