Cultural policy

Election countdown: UK parties set out their cultural stalls

Labour’s leader promises committee of movers and shakers, Conservatives are tight-lipped and London might be the biggest loser

Published online: 12 March 2015

Recently published

Australian artists storm Venice

The country’s new national arts policy prioritises international exposure

Published online: 05 March 2015

UK culture secretary outlines the future of English Heritage after split

Funding for the two organisations will be the major question after years of swingeing cuts in government aid

Published online: 26 February 2015

Clampdown sends Russian artists into exile

Berlin, Montenegro and, ironically, Kiev are popular destinations as Moscow curbs free speech

Published online: 08 January 2015

Icelandic artists ask for €1 per head in arts funding

But the country’s parliament slashes budget to nearly half its previous allotment

Published online: 17 December 2014

Congress considers cultural property protection czar post

A new bill seeks to block looted Syrian artefacts from entering the country

Published online: 18 November 2014


New culture czar for Moscow

Sergei Kapkov, who has served as Moscow’s culture czar since 2011 and is credited with transforming the Russian capital’s parks, theaters...

Plein-air poll

As is evinced by his daily survey in our daily fair papers, the artist who goes by the name of Bob and Roberta Smith has been eliciting...

Old Flo, don't go

The artist Bob and Roberta Smith protested today (12 November) against the planned sale of Henry Moore's Draped Seated Woman by...


Stained glass workshop for Miami teenagers

Art students from underserved schools in Miami give their views on earning a wage for the first time under the UBS sponsored ArtWorks programme and on taking part in a stained glass workshop at Art Basel Miami Beach.