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Funding

'Publicise your grants online': UK culture minister wades into row over rescue funding demands

Oliver Dowden confirms recipients were "encouraged" to acknowledge fund on websites and social media

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Art for the People: how a Van Gogh masterpiece ended up in an English village hall

In 1935 Samuel Courtauld lent Peach Blossoms to bring major paintings to the countryside—an inspiration for today

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Arts funding

Ten tips to get Arts Council funding, according to an expert

What cultural institutions in England need to know before applying for the government's £1.57bn rescue package

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Black Lives Matter

Reform or reset? How cultural institutions are facing a reckoning over racism

US and UK museums have been accused of tokenism, hypocrisy and fake solidarity for rushing to declare support for Black Lives Matter. Where do they go from here?

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Funding

UK arts funders unlock crisis grants after coronavirus—but at what cost?

Unrestricted money from public and private sources is helping to keep hard-hit organisations running, but capital projects could suffer

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Funding

England's museums look to Arts Council to secure £250m government bailout

Cultural institutions bracing for a fall in visitors and shrinking revenue will need huge increase in public funding to recover after reopening

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Restitution

New guidelines for UK museums will kickstart nation's long-overdue restitution debate

Arts Council England will release a document that addresses the ethical and practical issues around restituting cultural objects, planned for autumn 2020

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Arts Council England

Arts Council England announces coronavirus crisis plan to compensate out-of-pocket artists and institutions

The national arts-funding body will refocus some grant programmes to help individual artists and freelancers withstand lost earnings

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Comment

As The Art Newspaper turns 30, the question is—will the A-word survive?

"Art" is a loaded term, freighted with associations of class and power

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Arts funding

Cash-strapped museums and libraries across England get £250m government funding boost

Lobby group warns of crumbling buildings and leaking roofs following “decades of underinvestment”

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Art market

Owner of £10m Giotto to appeal High Court ruling that painting left Italy unlawfully

Judge finds in favour of Arts Council England, but collector Kathleen Simonis argues Italian laws are incompatible with EU free movement of goods

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Awards

Freelands Foundation powers UK non-profits with £1.5m cash boost for emerging artists

Founder Elisabeth Murdoch’s appointment to Arts Council England governing body cleared by commissioner

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Cultural policy

UK permits Nazi-looted Meissen figure to leave for Japan despite spoliation claim

There appear to be no winners in what the Arts Council refers to as an “extremely unusual” case

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April 1999

No UK country has poured as much money as England into art commissions since 1995

The £50m art bonanza has funded everything from Gormley's Angel of the North to a 48km sculpture trail

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Charles Saatchi

Charles Saatchi announces gift of 100 works of art, worth £500,000, to the Arts Council Collection

Is the gift an act of virtuous self-regard?

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Tate

Large Lottery grant to Tate Gallery to buy contemporary art

£6.2 million goes to the new Tate at Bankside before next years opening.