Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Funding

'Be commercially minded or lose future funding': UK government's threat puts museums in peril

In a letter leaked to The Art Newspaper, the culture minister Oliver Dowden tells directors they must raise their own funds during the pandemic—but how?

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Arts funding

UK government finally announces details of its £1.5bn funding support package for the arts

Museum trusts in Birmingham and York warn job cuts are in the pipeline

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UK politics

UK may become 'cultural wasteland' after government's failure to provide funding quickly, says parliament report

MPs say £1.5bn government support package for the arts sector is “too little too late”

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Museums & Heritage

UK's historic houses fight for survival post-lockdown after financial crash

Heritage organisations such as the National Trust rely on visitors for most of their income—but they have been staying away

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United Kingdom

Museums still under financial pressure despite UK’s £1.57bn rescue package for the arts

National cultural institutions and English Heritage will receive £100m, making up half the losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic

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UK politics

UK government appoints commissioner to get culture sector 'back up and running'

Neil Mendoza is heading up a taskforce to help revive the arts after the coronavirus pandemic

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Appointments

Cabinet reshuffle: Oliver Dowden appointed new UK culture secretary

The Conservative MP for Hertsmere in Hertfordshire replaces Nicky Morgan

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UK politics

The UK's culture secretary conveyor belt: who will be next?

As the election looms this month and Nicky Morgan announces she is standing down, the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport prepares for its latest secretary of state

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern gets £50m towards new extension from the government

The generous contribution is the highest made to a cultural project in 10 years

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Tate

Tate aims to increase ethnic minority visitors

In the current funding agreement with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the gallery’s “Diversity strategy” is described as a “key priority”

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Fundraising

Will Reynolds’ Archers stay in the UK? A look at Tate's fundraising efforts and the effects of the Waverley Criteria

Tate needs over £2 million to buy the £3.2 million painting from an overseas buyer

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Tate

Government policy: The new people in charge

What changes the election have wrought