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Win the 15 books up for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize - and a bottle of Tattinger champagne!
Thursday 13 May 2010
The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, supported by Arts Council England in association with Champagne Taittinger, celebrates an exceptional work of fiction by a living author which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the UK.
Saturday 23 January 2010
In the midst of world-shattering events and important political debates, a little-noticed but fascinating question was asked in the House of Commons the other day. The Labour MP Tom Watson asked the arts minister which private members' clubs used by Arts Council staff and board members are funded by the council.
Friday 20 November 2009
Saturday 14 November 2009
Friday 23 October 2009
There are two simple rules of public patronage of the arts. One is that, if you do it for a social or political purpose, it will fail. And the second is that if you hand over the actual commissioning to the Arts Council it will produce the very worst art.
Friday 23 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Some might regard a cash injection of £5.4m into the Olympic Games to be best spent on Britain's competing athletes in preparation for 2012.
Saturday 17 October 2009
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Monday 08 June 2009
Saturday 28 March 2009
Arts funders are propping up a system in which grants are skewed heavily in favour of London's museums and galleries to the exclusion of any other part of the country, figures have revealed.
Monday 23 March 2009
Monday 02 March 2009
Tragic news from the coalface. Arts administrators for Arts Council England (ACE) are facing a grim future as their traditional occupations have been declared to be no longer economic.
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Get jiggy. It might seem an unlikely message to come from the Government, but boosted by the appeal of shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, dance is being increasingly promoted as a way to sashay to good health.
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