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Anderson Ranch Arts Center to honour Yinka Shonibare with annual international award

The Colorado art destination announces its prestigious annual award, given to a globally recognised artist who demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement

Horsehair baskets and tracing paper chairs: Loewe Craft Prize announces 2022 shortlist

The world's most lucrative award for craft will announce its winner in a ceremony in Seoul this June

And the award goes to… my wholly personal choices of the best of the art world in 2021

Bendor Grosvenor selects his favourite exhibition, discovery, book and auction consignment of the year

Italian photographer dropped from prize after accusations he identified rape survivors in India without consent

By publishing full names alongside images, Marco Gualazzini stands accused of breaking child protection laws and putting his subjects in danger

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Bradford, Southampton and the county of Cornwall make the UK City of Culture 2025 longlist

But Banksy ‘spraycation’ towns are eliminated from the competition

Lubaina Himid creates work for UK government collection inspired by climate change and Black Lives Matter

Turner Prize-winning artist wins the annual Robson Orr TenTen Award, with 15 copies of the print going on display in official buildings

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Sung Tieu's film on sonic warfare, nausea and the legacy of the Cold War wins 2021 Frieze Artist Award

The Berlin-based artist will have a solo booth with Emalin at the London fair

Could new Banksy works help seaside spot become the next UK City of Culture?

Several works recently sprayed in the area by street artist "may be an endorsement", Great Yarmouth Borough Council says

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Sarah Hardie's symphonic video essay on motherhood, opera and gardens wins Soho House's inaugural art prize

The work was chosen by a panel including Tate director Maria Balshaw and curator and presenter Kate Bryan

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Curator Meg Onli wins inaugural prize aimed at advancing racial equity in the arts

The $75,000 Figure Skating Prize will be awarded annually to a Black artist, curator or scholar

Winner: The Art Newspaper's podcast The Week in Art is named Best Special Interest Podcast

Judges of the Publisher Podcast Awards described the category as "one of the most competitive"

Looking for free artist studio space in central London? A new scheme could help out

New award backed by Spanish fashion brand Loewe will fund workspaces for seven artists at Studio Voltaire

Two non-profits team up to offer $100,000 grants to artists in the San Francisco Bay Area

Annual stipends will benefit creators struggling with an astronomical cost of living in the region, which is facing an artistic exodus

Donald R. Sobey, one of Canada’s greatest cultural philanthropists, has died, aged 86

The son of the Sobey’s grocery chain founder was a huge supporter of artists, and helped establish the country’s main art prize

A year after Covid-19 is confirmed as a pandemic, World Press Photo prize reminds us of photography's vital role in playing witness to history

Highest prize for photojournalism includes images from 28 countries that capture a year when the coronavirus intertwined with global issues of social injustice and territorial conflicts

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First art prize dedicated to female African artists launches today

Accra-based Gallery 1957 organises prize to celebrate its fifth birthday, with all-star jury set to announce cash prizes for three winners

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Tanoa Sasraku wins Futures Award for 'haunting' minstrel videos and defiant Ghanaian flags

The 25-year-old Black British artist was awarded first prize worth £10,000

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Singer RM from Korean boyband BTS named 'art sponsor of the year'

The Bangtan Boys musician was recognised for donating $90,400 to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul last September

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UK New Year’s Honours 2021: awards for artists Michael Landy and Denzil Forrester

Former Tate Britain chief Stephen Deuchar is knighted; curator Lesley Fitton and ceramicist Jennifer Lee also recognised

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New art prize allows London's National Gallery to tour Dutch masterpiece around UK

Tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset wants to shake up long-standing museum models through the ambitious award

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Exiled Kurdish artist—who smuggled paintings from her Turkish jail cell—wins inaugural Carol Rama Award

Zehra Doğan was imprisoned for nearly three years under terrorism charges for work of art shared on Twitter

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‘Prison is boring as hell’: Sarah Lucas on isolation and judging art by inmates

The artist speaks about her role in judging the Koestler Awards for art made by UK prisoners and the importance of creativity in confinement

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Martin Bailey—The Art Newspaper's correspondent—awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Other art world honourees include painter Frank Bowling; Artist Support Pledge founder Matthew Burrows; and Sally Shaw, the director of Firstsite in Colchester

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Cameroonian curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung awarded Berlin's highest state award

Ndikung, who founded Berlin art space SAVVY Contemporary, dedicated The Order of Merit of Berlin award to the "displaced people of Anglophone Cameroon"

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French tech entrepreneur funds new €150,000 award for European cultural institutions focused on 'digital and environmental impact'

Public and private European organisations—including UK and Switzerland— are encouraged to apply before the deadline later this month

Venice Biennale awards Golden Lions to the late curators Okwui Enwezor and Germano Celant

Honour bestowed on four previous artistic directors of the international exhibition