Arts Council England

Radical plan could move UK's national art collections into former IKEA store in Coventry

The five-storey building will house nearly 17,000 works from the Arts Council and British Council collections, under proposed scheme

Numbers game: UK cultural emergency funds in the spotlight

Despite a £1.57bn pot, an algorithm-based grant-making process and complex criteria have left some major institutions empty-handed

'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

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 fundinganalysis

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

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?

Fundinganalysis

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

Awardsnews

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

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

July 2014archive

'The most important Egyptian sculpture ever to come to market': UK city council risks ire by selling off £6m ancient sculpture

Northampton, which wants to raise funds for a gallery extension, is putting its museums' Arts Council accreditation at risk

April 1999archive

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

Tatearchive

Large Lottery grant to Tate Gallery to buy contemporary art

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