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Is England’s arts establishment set for a revolution?

Arts Council England are due to announce its regularly funded National Portfolio organisations this October, in line with a new strategy

How the Speed Art Museum learned to listen in the midst of a community tragedy

The museum built deep community engagement in real time following the killing of Breonna Taylor in 2020

‘It’s time to ditch the culture war rhetoric’

The next UK prime minister should abandon the war on "woke" and return to nuanced debate

Julie Mehretu donates major painting to Art for Justice Fund

The auction is estimated to raise $3m to $4m to support efforts to end mass incarceration

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Contract Killers: artist Nancy Baker Cahill challenges the efficacy of the 'smart contracts' behind NFTs with an augmented reality project

The environmentally conscious project considers broken and violated social contracts in the artists space and in society as a whole

Frieze New York to pay tribute to Vision & Justice Project

The fair will honour the photography initiative's mission to examine art’s role in the relationship between race and citizenship

Things that... provoke some thought: book of drawings philosophically questions the relationship of 'things'

Groups of pictures are assembled on the basis of word association—but not everything in this graphic novel makes good sense

Old animals remind us of old people in this book of photographs

Isa Leshko’s images plead for the better treatment of animals

This ancient book tells you all about the people you hate

This amusingly illustrated edition of Theophrastus’s Characters is as fresh today as it was centuries ago

Abortion will happen—whatever the law says

The artist Paula Rego on why her abortion works are the best thing she's ever done

Boots Riley on the links between art, Surrealism and social justice

The multi-hyphenate, who made his directorial debut with Sorry To Bother You, will speak with Mickalene Thomas at the Baltimore Museum of Art this month

Beacons of empathy: the forgotten women who brought the Foundling Museum to life

The portraits of men in the London museum's picture gallery are being replaced by portraits of women who supported a vision to protect young children

US whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning to make first UK appearance at ICA London

The polarising ex-army leaker will discuss artificial intelligence, LGBTQ rights and the links between digital technology and democracy

List of 34,361 dead refugees and migrants goes back on show in Liverpool after being destroyed

Reasons and perpetrators behind the removal of the key biennial work remain unclear

US Planned Parenthood campaign includes artists Shirin Neshat and Carrie Mae Weems 

The Unstoppable initiative includes an online exhibition of works by ten female artists and writers