Annabel Turpin’s blog about the invasion of London arts organisations in ‘the regions’ reflects a growing sense of frustration within regional arts organisations who feel they are not treated as equals in many such ‘partnerships’. … READ MORE
Creative placemaking, like its predecessors, new public art and collaborative art, is the soft power weapon of choice for many property developers and councils. Artists are increasingly complicit: willingly enlisted as the pioneers, the missionaries and the “foot soldiers” of gentrification; the harbingers of redundancy, displacement, social cleansing, colonialism and racism. … READ MORE
There have been many brilliant interventions at major UK arts institutions recently primarily focusing on fossil fuel funding. Collectives like Art not Oil, Liberate Tate, Reclaim the Bard and many more have created (and will no doubt continue to create) a host of spectacularly Platform London powerful, often sublimely beautiful acts of resistance against the involvement of fossil fuel corporations such as BP and Shell in and around some of the country’s biggest cultural institutions. … READ MORE
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