Arts Council England

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No 10 is marching through cultural institutions – and making a battleground of the arts | Charlotte Higgins
By interfering in appointments, the government is trying to shape museums and trusts in its own image, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

08, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Little Amal is a reminder of how vital art is | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a Guardian editorial on the peripatetic puppet – and the slow commodification of culture in England


24, Oct, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Letter: Lord Gowrie obituary
Birth name inspired me to cast Arts Council chairman as a vampire

Christopher Frayling

21, Oct, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Lord Gowrie obituary
Conservative politician whose background in literature and fine art equipped him well as an arts minister for Margaret Thatcher

Stephen Bates

24, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Essex art gallery endangered by funding crisis named museum of the year 2021
Firstsite’s ‘innovation and integrity’ during pandemic wins Art Fund’s £100,000 prize

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

21, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Isabel Vasseur obituary
Other lives: Public art commissioner and curator who also ran her own art agency

Roman Vasseur

16, Jul, 2021 @10:34 AM

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G7 partners’ trip to theatre backfires after minister’s gaffe
Oliver Dowden wrongly boasts that Minack received emergency government funding

Steven Morris

13, Jun, 2021 @2:53 PM

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‘A kick in the balls to the male art scene’: Breaking the Mould review
The squidgy folds and gelatinous wobbles of work by Rachel Whiteread, Holly Hendry and others are hard to keep your hands off – and tell us much about overcoming sexist attitudes in art

Hannah Clugston

27, May, 2021 @1:39 PM

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UK nightclubs need financial help – and respect for their cultural importance | Finn McCorry
Club culture has suffered during the pandemic and lost out on government support, but it is also eroded by a lack of acknowledgment of its unique position in the arts

Finn McCorry

23, Mar, 2021 @8:01 AM

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'We needed to rescue the nation from despair': culture's year of Covid
Comedians went virtual, Ai Weiwei went to Portugal – and Bake Off pledged the show would go on. In the first of a two-part series, cultural figures look back on a year that shook their industry

Michael Segalov, Andrew Dickson, Keza MacDonald and Andrew Pulver

21, Mar, 2021 @6:27 PM

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British theatre urged to 'completely rebuild' to improve diversity
Actor behind Blackstage UK web series says pandemic offers opportunity to address structural racism in arts

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

11, Mar, 2021 @3:45 PM

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UK report reveals 'disgraceful' gender inequality in the arts
Research exposes sustained levels of gender imbalance across theatre, film and TV, with fears that it will be worsened by pandemic

Arifa Akbar

13, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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