First Government Grants for UK Art Spaces Announced

Arts Council England has awarded £257m in Covid rescue grants to 1,385 museums and other organisations across England as part of the government’s £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund....

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The Artsphere Launch Second Initiative ‘Art for Atzin’

Showcasing Mexican artists, the initiative aims to raise money and awareness for Atzin, a Mexican non-profit that assists rural people, particularly indigenous women....

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Strike Action Looms at Tate and Southbank Centre

Unions fight restructuring plans that will see around 600 jobs axed across both sites as financial fallout from coronavirus pandemic intensifies....

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The British Photographic Assignment 2020: COVID-19

Welcoming work for discussion on the global pandemic, photographers can submit imagery that informs people of how the situation has affected their life....

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Receive & ReAct

David Hoyle, pioneer of the avant-garde, questions the reliability and authenticity of our leaders in a surreal moment of modern history....

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Always-On, All-the-Time: COVID in the World of 24/7 News

Two decades into a fundamentally new media environment, we’re still discovering the impact of the Internet on the information we consume — COVID-19 exposes some of the damage done....

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Surviving Lockdown: On Community and Inclusivity

Part five of Surviving Lockdown talks creating strong community groups to help rebuild society post-pandemic, with anti-racism as an intrinsic part of a new future. ...

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Isolation Walks: A Visual Meditation

If we are ever to emerge from this dystopian vision with poise, we will have to be extra humble, strong and empathetic. ...

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Ai Weiwei Creates 10,000 Masks in Aid of Coronavirus Charities

Humanitarian groups will receive income from the artist-activist's artful masks, some of which bear a defiant middle finger....

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Surviving Lockdown: Daryl Goh on Self-Judgement

Up next in the series, Nicola Anthony examines guilt, and how artists can objectively evaluate their own work whilst ignoring the niggling voice of self-judgement. ...

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UK Galleries Mount Virtual Shows on Lockdown Using New Digital Tool

Art UK's Curations initiative enables 'anyone anywhere with internet access' to create an exhibition using the national image database....

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Submissions Open for Isolation Mastered

A committee will make their selections based on whose work presents an innovative dialogue with this isolation period....

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Surviving Lockdown: Tabish Khan and the Inner Critic

Part three explores the feelings of self-lambasting that many people experience when given the time and space to turn the critical eye upon their lives. ...

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Surviving Lockdown: What Do We Surround Ourselves With?

The next instalment in our series of interviews to pick up tips from the arts to help get through this unusual period....

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Surviving Lockdown: Behind the Scenes in the Art Studio

A series of video interviews with figures from the art world explores transferrable skills from the arts to help survive these out-of-the-ordinary times. ...

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UK Science Museum Group Building Coronavirus Collection

Curators are amassing material and considering how to “collect important objects on behalf of the nation as a record of the medical, scientific and cultural responses to the outbreak”....

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Bagri Foundation Launch Open Call for Asian Creatives

At Home in the World is inspired by Vietnamese philosopher and Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s collection of autobiographical stories of the same name....

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Artist Releases Paintings Responding to the Coronavirus From Lockdown

David Downes, a landscape painter who amplifies the sense of place and time through the lens of autism, is painting one piece a day throughout isolation....

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Hong Kong Galleries Band Together Against Coronavirus Fears

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association released a statement of support for the region as well as the decision Art Basel makes regarding its Hong Kong fair....

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